The event was marketed rain or shine and the rains came but it did not dampen the spirits of the attendees of the sold out event! A great time was had by all and we are already looking forward to next year’s Burger Battle V.
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale hosted the fourth annual Riverwalk Burger Battle™ presented by Publix Aprons Catering and Cooking School on Friday, May 31, 2013 under the stars along the Riverwalk at Huizenga Plaza. This sizzling event pitted sixteen (16) top burger joints and restaurants against one another as they showed off their creative juices and grilling skills to over 1000 guests along the scenic New River.
This 21+ event was held rain or shine. The event brought together burger aficionados for an evening of gourmet burger creations, cocktails, beers and fun, while raising funds to support the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s mission of building and nurturing a vibrant community connected by the New River.
The Winners:
Best Burger Trophy winner & Fan Favorite winner is Rosie’s Bar and Grill. With two perfect scores, they reached Burger Nirvana with the Bacon Bitty Bang Bang Burger. They secured the Best Bar & Grill Burger award two years in a row. Holy Cow!
Best Burger Joint Burger for two years in a row goes to Charm City Burger Company, coming in close 2nd Place Overall. The Wizz Burger won the coveted Burger Nirvana designation again, just like last year’s Southern Belle. Way to go!
Best Knife & Fork Burger goes to four year veteran Big City Tavern. They finished in third place overall with the “Hogfather” Burger.
Honorable mentions go to:
Gimme A Burger’s Bourbon Bacon Infused Burger (with smokin’ chipotle bacon curls), coming in 4th Place Overall and
ROK BRGR burger bar+ gastropub and American Social who tied for 5th Place.
The Contenders:
★ Returning Champs Charm City Burger Co ★ 2x Champ Georgie’s Alibi ★ Timpano Italian Chophouse ★ 2x Fan Favorite: ROK:BRGR ★ 2012 Best Bar & Grill Burger: Rosie’s Bar & Grill ★ The Grateful Palate ★ Elevation Burger ★ America’s Backyard ★ Downtowner Saloon ★ Gimme a Burger ★ Grille 401 ★ Burger Freak ★ Burger Zone ★ Big City Tavern ★ Big Bear Brewing Co ★ American Social ★
Guests chose from an array of sixteen (16) beef burger samples from well-known area restaurants
received three (3) drink tickets to choose from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly|Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey|Goose Island Craft Beer|Medalla Light|Bud Black Crown|Becks Sapphire|Bud Light Platinum There was a cash bar with 20% of the proceeds going back to Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
enjoyed The Capital Grille‘s French Fry Bar with homemade condiments
enjoyed treats from Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets Dessert Table (new!)
received H20 from VOSS our official Water sponsor
voted for their favorite burger with their custom Burger Battle™ chip
rocked to the classic sounds of Sweet 903
viewed a local celebrity slider eating contest presented by Krystal
and best of all…supported the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s Mission…
Motivate ☆ Participate ☆ Activate!