The readers have spoken, and after a week of voting in five separate polls, we can declare the winner of our Burger Week 2011 Best Burger Contest: The Bowery's Bowery Burger, an eight ounce grilled sirloin burger served on an English muffin with the diner's choice of accoutrements. Is it a surprise? Sure! But that's why we threw in a Wild Card heat.
For those making a stink in the comments, there's always next year. And, just FYI, our polling system detects and discards duplicate votes, so voting scripts shouldn't really help here (though according to our logs, people definitely tried). Spreading the word through social networks is fair game.
Anyway, The Bowery will go on to face the winners from the other Eater cities this afternoon, so fans should get out the vote. People who aren't fans yet may want to give the burger a try.