Hot on the heels of last weekend's Tacos and Tequila, Magic City's Best and The Billings Depot are collaborating on another awesome food event. It's the Big Sky Burger Bonanza, July 9 from Noon to 4:30 pm at the Depot. VIP ticket holders can get in an hour early, at 11 am.


Who invented the hamburger?

The answer remains murky, with a number of restaurants in the United States claiming to have invented the ground beef patty on a bun concept. breaks it down, explaining that Hamburg, Germany was a popular trading market for various types of meat in the 12th century.

German immigrants are credited with introducing the United States to what we now call a hamburger in the mid to late 1800s. Burgers were served to hungry attendees of the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, which helped spur their popularity.

Hamburgers are one of the most popular foods in the world, with American consumers gobbling down a whopping 50 billion hamburgers per year. PBS reported that the number equates to three hamburgers per week for every person in the US.

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20 of Billings' best burgers will be served at the Big Sky Burger Bonanza.

If you love burgers, you won't want to miss this opportunity to try some of the finest offerings from Billings area chefs, restaurants, and food trucks. Expect flavorful takes and unique ingredients that separate these gourmet burgers from your classic fast-food quarter-pounders. Tickets are just $28 GA or $40 VIP. Both prices get you 7 taste tokens. Special perks for VIPs, including bourbon sampling and seating. There will be a full (cash) bar and non-alcoholic drinks will also be available. Get tickets HERE. 

The winner of the Big Sky Burger Bonanza will win a Golden Ticket to the World Food Championship Best Burger Competition in Dallas, Texas this November. Want to participate in the contest? Limited spots remain. Reach out to Sean O'Daniel at Magic City's Best ( or Michelle Williams at the Billings Depot (

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