Chef Matt O’Neil and Joanna O’Neil, co-owners of The Blue Ox in Lynn and residents of Swampscott, celebrate their win as Boston Magazine’s Battle of the Burger champions for their restaurant’s “Sin Burger” alongside the team from Boston Magazine. The Blue Ox’s winning creation features a prime beef burger topped with apple wood smoked bacon, truffle aioli, tomato and lettuce on a brioche bun.
For the second year in a row, The Blue Ox’s “Sin Burger” was named the winner of Boston Magazine’s Battle of the Burger competition, which was held earlier this month at Cruiseport Boston. The Blue Ox is owned by Swampscott residents Matt and Joanna O’Neil.
Over 20 restaurants, including Union Bar and Grille, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar, Wahlburgers and Saloon, were selected to take part in the event and offer guests samples of their stand-out burgers. Reigning champions, The Blue Ox in Lynn, offered hungry guests, “The Sin Burger” and for the 2nd year in a row were named the winner of the event by the highest amount of votes! “The Sin Burger” features a prime beef burger topped with applewood smoked bacon, truffle aioli, tomato and lettuce on a brioche bun and was created by Chef Matt O’Neil.