* Riverwalk Burger Battle (Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on May 28th, 2013 · American Fort Lauderdale Music/Events/Other

* Riverwalk Burger Battle (Fort Lauderdale)

If “burger battles” are your thing…and you’re at least 21–
Here’s a good one for you!
You can buy tickets at
“Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale hosts 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 promises to pit sixteen (16) top burger joints and restaurants against one another as they show off their creative juices and grilling skills to over 1000 guests along the scenic New River.

This 21+ event will be held rain or shine. The event will bring 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 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 ★

JudgeA Chef-Driven Judges Panel will work together to award one restaurant the ‘Best Burger’ award and bragging rights. Another eatery will be chosen as the ‘Fan Favorite’ by Burger Battle™ guests. The judges will also recognize the Best ‘Burger Joint’, Best ‘Bar & Grill’, Best ‘Knife & Fork’ Burgers and the ‘Burger Nirvana’ designation (to the select few that attain this status).

Eat ★ Drink ★ Rock from 7-10pm guests will:
choose from an array of sixteen (16) beef burger samples from well-known area restaurants
receive 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 will be a cash bar with 20% of the proceeds going back to Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
enjoy The Capital Grille‘s French Fry Bar with homemade condiments
enjoy treats from Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets Dessert Table (new!)

receive H20 from VOSS our official Water sponsor
vote for their favorite burger with their custom Burger Battle™ chip
rock to the classic sounds of Sweet 903
view a local celebrity slider eating contest presented by Krystal
and best of all…support the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s Mission…Motivate ☆ Participate ☆ Activate!
The VIP Experience offers a private area with a Premier Open Bar, Lauderdale Grill’s signature “prime rib sliders”, Ommegang Brewery & Duvel Craft Beers and Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets Dessert Bar.

General Admission is $40 PREPAY and the VIP Experience is $125. Please note: This is a 21 and over event – ID’s to be checked at the entry. Underage persons (including babies) will not be admitted.”

8 Comments to “* Riverwalk Burger Battle (Fort Lauderdale)”

  1. JeffEats says...

    Just wanted you guys to “see” that even Jeff Eats sometimes can’t pull strings…

    Here’s the turn-down front Riverwalk for a press pass to cover the Burger Battle.


    Thank you for your inquiry regarding Press coverage for Burger Battle. We receive more requests than space available each year. We plan our media coverage months in advance, and strategically coordinate the video, social media, print media and radio coverage.

    Thank you for your interest. We reviewed your blog and will add you to our list for next year’s Battle. We hope you plan to attend, as this year’s battle offers 16 Contenders, three drinks, music & more all for just $40. All proceeds benefit The Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, a 501 (c)3 organization.

    • JOE K says...

      It would seem to me that the folks at Riverwalk aren’t too bright. This is an outdoor event so space isn’t really limited. Your PR helps them and it costs them literally nothing.

    • jimsmythe says...

      jeff, personally if I were you I would just delete the jeff eats writeup on the burger battle. absurd not to give you a pr pass.

  2. Dean 564 says...

    For 40 bucks I think I’d rather do the PGA burger battle than this one.
    PGA is a class resort and I would bet that its event isn’t as out of control as this one was last year.

  3. OILman says...

    Jeff you are a straight shooter.
    I would have just deleted the review and kissed these clowns goodbye.

  4. rade says...

    What did you think of this event?

  5. JeffEats says...


    Just had a chance to read your comments.

    Really have no idea as to how it “went” as Jeff Eats didn’t attend.

    Thanks for reading…

  6. Danny R says...

    I just read this article.
    Can’t believe that press passes weren’t issued.
    I think the reason why Riverwalk is such a bust as an enterprise is because numb nuts like those that turned you down are running things.

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