Hot Browns and mint juleps can move on down the track; the burger is gaining as a Derby favorite.
The Kentucky Beef Council and the Kentucky Derby Festival are holding their third annual Derby Burger Challenge, offering $750 in prizes. The deadline to enter your best burger recipe is Monday. The winning recipe will appear on the May menu at the Hard Rock Café in Louisville as the "legendary burger" and will be featured in Kroger stores in the Lexington and Louisville areas.
Festival officials will announce the finalists March 28, and the winner will be selected during a live cook-off March 31. Go to KDF.org/beef to enter.