Back in May, Food Wars filmed a little burger competition between social media favorite AJ Bombers and Sobelman’s. They promised an airing in about 2 months if the secret was kept quiet. Milwaukee must not have been too good!
The episode finally aired tonight and AJ Bombers was declared the winner in front of a crowd of about 300. Of course, owners Joe & Angela Sorge knew the outcome, but it was another thing altogether to finally bask in the glory.
Both places make a tasty burger, but honestly, AJ Bombers is just the bomb. Portabella mushrooms on well sourced meats, veggie options and a Cheers type atmosphere with great service. What’s not to like? Well earned.
1241 N Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
May is Burger Month and Milwaukee is celebrating big time. Thursday, May 6th begins the first of 3 days of filming by Food Network’s Food Wars, which is set to declare the best burger in Milwaukee.
Last May I posted on my favorite burger joints , making note of the peanut butter and bacon burger as a first and all time favorite from The Bear in Chico, Ca. If you look at recommendations that came in from readers, Sobleman’s made the short list, but AJ Bombers? Nowhere to be found.
This could be because AJ had just opened in March of 2009 at the corner of Knapp & Water. The brainchild of Joe and Angela Sorge (she was a Brew City Beauty) , AJ Bombers was something fresh and new. From the p-nut bombs to the unique and flavorful food, it offered a new school menu the city needed.
Sobelman’s has long enjoyed a history as a city favorite, and that could be the reason Food Wars came visiting to consider an episode. For whatever reason, they passed that first time. Sobelman was determined to be on the show, and in a recent interview said he contacted Joe Sorge to get a battle going.
He picked the right battle. AJ Bombers, strong with a tech savvy crowd, launched a social media campaign to get the network’s attention and Food Wars agreed to take them on. Who will win the war though? My bet is on AJ Bombers. They’ve got the whole package. Somehow a peanut butter burger made it onto their menu in the last year too – hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
A little AJ Bombers spoof, courtesy customer
If you can make it to Milwaukee, filming begins today through Saturday.