The Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle™ is returning for its 7th year on Friday, May 13, 2016 to Huizenga Plaza in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The event will pit 16 of South Florida’s best restaurants against each other as they compete for the title of “Best Burger” of 2016. Check out footage from last year’s event and see why it has sold out each and every year, click here and here.
Judges will rate the burgers on texture, flavor, use of condiments, bread selection, unique approaches, etc. Some distinctive ingredients from last year include maple-infused jalapeño jam, sweet onion marmalade, and avocado mousse.Restaurants will compete for the titles of Fan Favorite, Burger Nirvana, Best Bar and Grill, Best Knife and Fork Burger, Best Burger Joint, and Best Burger.
The word is out and the tickets are going fast, so if you want to be there you need to click here to buy your tickets.
The event draws over 1000 patrons to downtown Fort Lauderdale in connection with Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s mission to activate the Riverwalk. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $125 for the VIP Experience. This is a rain or shine, 21 and over event. Please leave pets at home.
In the general admission area, restaurant chefs will be serving up burgers for the tasting crispy golden French fries from the French fry bar. Attendees receive a chip to vote for a restaurant to win the title of Fan Favorite and also receive three drink tickets to redeem at bars serving Jack Daniel’s cocktails, Barefoot Wine, and beer. Live entertainment will also perform throughout the evening. VIP guests enter the event 30 minutes early, enjoy a seating area, specialty bites provided by Stache, full open bars from Breakthru Beverage and craft beers from Stephens Distributing.
The burger eating contest, sponsored by Stephens & Goldwin, P.A., will feature delicious burgers from BurgerFi.
The 2016 Contenders include: Returning Champ – Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox, BRGR Stop, Burger Craze, Funky Buddha Brewery, Gulfstream Park, Hard Rock Cafe, the Historic Downtowner Saloon, M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom, Shake Shack,Shooters Waterfront, Timpano Italian Chophouse and more to come.
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale thanks presenting sponsor, Pilgram Group, and the following integral partners and sponsors: Breakthru Beverage, Brown Forman, Jack Daniels, Barefoot Wine, Stephens Distributing, Budweiser, JM Lexus, Big 105.9, iHeart Media, Stache Drinking Den, The Media Lab, Stephens & Goldwyn P.A., Image 360 Fort Lauderdale, Best Rental Service, Eye on South Florida, Pay My Tab, BB&T, Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, City of Fort Lauderdale, Dwyer Law Group, Go Riverwalk Magazine
For event information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Cristina Hudson at 954.468.1541, ext. 205 or [email protected].