I'm a bit surprised nobody has chimed in about the head to head competition of Awful Awful burgers on the awful show Food Wars. I've watched a few previous segments and have found them unappetizing, boring, and amateur. The original show was a battle of Italian beefs in Chicago, my hometown and it solved nothing. They used 2 joints that tourists would recognize but aren't considered the tops by locals.
That being said, when I noticed that Reno was featured, I tuned in. I've never had an awful awful so I can't judge the winner, which was the little Nugget. My preference would be a grilled burger as opposed to a greasy fried one. No matter the outcome or how stupid the show, any press is good press for the area.
I'm curious how the Reno chowhounds feel about the 2 different burgers.