I like irreverent and eclectic souls, and that’s why I can’t seem to shake Jerry “JT” Tranovich and his burger boys.
JT and Co. are the self-appointed Mahoning Valley Burger Review Board. There’s nothing unique about the six of them — beer, football, post office jobs for most of them. And they set out three years ago to honor hamburgers.
I featured them at their start.
In Year 1, they honored O’Donold’s Irish Pub and Grille of Austintown. In 2010, they honored Martini Bros. of Girard.
Two weeks ago, the third “Burger of the Year” award was handed out by JT and crew, and it went to Sunrise Inn of Warren.
"All around it was the good burger. It says “8-ounce burger,” but I think it may be a little bit more than 8 ounces, and they have a fresh-made bun," said JT.
See the award presentation photo here.
If you want to read up on all the places the boys have been, click here.