2013 Burger Bracket: The Sweet 16

Let the March madness begin: Our Sweet 16 semifinalists have been chosen for the 2013 Burger Bracket, which will narrow down 16 of the best burgers in Houston to a Final Four round over the next month.

Those Final Four will bring their A-game to the final Burger Bracket match-up on Saturday, April 6 at The Refinery, which is when we'll turn to you -- our readers -- to tell us which of the four is your favorite, and the ultimate winner of the 2013 Burger Bracket. The Final Four round of the Burger Bracket just happens to coincide with the Final Four games in this year's NCAA tournament, which The Refinery will be showing all day long. Doors open at 11 a.m. on April 6 and sampling of all the burgers begins at 12:30 p.m. sharp.

A panel of 16 judges across four teams will each be assigned one of four brackets to judge. The two best burgers from each bracket -- Wild Game, Pub-Style, Classic Roadside and Readers' Choice -- will advance to the Elite Eight round, announced on March 20. From there, the panel of judges will venture back out to judge a brand new bracket and choose a best burger from each one. The top burger from each of the Elite Eight will make it to our Final Four.

In the meantime, let the debate begin: Did your favorite burger make it into the bracket? Which team burger joint got robbed? And which do you think will be crowned champion this year?

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Katharine Shilcutt