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Chef Michael Mina: Burger Month Challenge

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Today we had award-winning Chef Michael Mina, Chef Raj Dixit of Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis Monarch Beach, and Chef Joseph Conrad of Bourbon Steak Los Angeles at The Americana at Brand participating in a segment promoting Mina Burger Month.

It was a Mina "Burger-off" challenge - highlighting a battle of burgers between Michael Mina's two restaurants - Stonehill Tavern and the new Bourbon Steak restaurant in Glendale.

Stonehill Tavern created a “MB Burger” - the Monarch Bison Burger – 8 oz. high plains Bison burger on a toasted English muffin with black truffle cheese, backyard cucumber, watercress, oven-dried heirloom tomatoes, truffle aioli and house preserved pickle ketchup.

Bourbon Steak created their “Blue Bourbon Burger” - American Wagyu Burger, Bourbon Glazed Onions, Blue Cheese Sauce

If you would like to try these tasty burgers you’ve seen today (only available during the month of May), you can make a reservation at

Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis Monarch Beach.

Call (949) 234-3318 or visit

To learn about this Forbes Four Star, ocean view restaurant

Located just 45 minutes from Los Angeles.

Bourbon Steak is located at Americana at Brand

To make a reservation please call (818) 839-4130 or visit

237 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91210.

Fun facts about Michael Mina: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an award-winning American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author. He is the founder of the Mina Group, a restaurant management company operating 18 concept restaurants. He is the executive chef at his two namesake restaurants in San Francisco and Las Vegas. He authored his first cookbook in 2006 and has made numerous television appearances. Mina has one Michelin star at his restaurant in San Francisco.

2) After working in Los Angeles at the Bel Air Hotel with Executive Chef George Morrone, Mina followed Morrone to San Francisco to help create Aqua. Following Morrone's departure from Aqua, Mina became executive chef and received numerous awards and accolades.

3) Mina's approach to cooking revolves around balancing four basic elements: spice, sweetness, acidity and richness.

4) Michael Mina has cooked for three United States Presidents.

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