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Riverwalk Burger Battle™ hosted by Publix Apron’s Cooking School at Huizenga Plaza

Bigger & Beefier! WHO WILL WIN Best Burger?

 Riverwalk Trust hosts the third annual Burger Battle on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 7 to 10pm in Huizenga Plaza. This sizzling event promises to pit 20  top restaurants against one another as they show off their creative juices and grilling skills to over 1000 guests along the scenic New River. This is a 21+ event | Rain or Shine


Returning for the Battle to date:

            ☆ Burger Nirvana

New Contenders:


Announcing the 2012 Chef Driven  Judging Panel

Burger Beast | Eric Barton, New Times Editor | 2x Burger Battle™ Champ Chef Ron Kerr, Georgie’s Alibi | Publix Apron’s Resident Chef Wes Bonner | Art Institute Culinary Chef Director John “Jack” Kane | Chef Udo Mueller, Coral Ridge Country Club | Chef Ryan Fletcher, Brio Tuscan Grille | Jason Cotter, Riverside Hotel’s Restaurant Director with ‘Foodies’ Susan Drinon and Jason Crush

Burger Battle JudgeAWARDS

☆ Best ‘Burger Joint’ Burger

☆ Best ‘Bar & Grill’ Burger

☆ Best ‘Knife & Fork’ Burger

☆ Burger Nirvana

☆ Fan Favorite Burger

☆ Best Burger Overall


Get your tickets early – this is a sell-out event! Let the battle begin! Come hungry and prepare to pick your fan favorite. http://bit.ly/BBIIITix

For a $40 donation, guests will:

  • choose from an array of twenty (20) beef burger samples from well-known area restaurants and Chef Allen’s French Fry Bar
  • receive three(3) drink tickets to choose from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Jack Daniel’s, Budweiser and other beers (cash bars will also be available)
  • vote for their favorite burger at the Fan Favorite Station and
  • view a local celebrity slider eating contest presented by Krystal.



The Burger Battle™ VIP Experience hosted by JM Lexus will offer the opportunity to taste 2x Burger Battle™ Champ Georgie’s Alibi sliders paired with adult milkshakes and craft beers, access our VIP Premier open bar featuring Jack Daniel’s and Barefoot Wines, comfortable seating in an exclusive VIP section overlooking the Battle plus access to everything the Riverwalk Burger Battle™ has to offer! Limited individual tickets @$125 for sale. VIP Packages start at $1250.

Riverwalk Burger Battle™   Publix Apron’s Cooking School, JM Lexus, Krystal, Premier Beverage, Jack Daniel’s, Barefoot Wines & Bubbly, Voss, Stephen’s Distributing, Budweiser, BIG 105.9 FM, 93.9 MIA, BB&T, QuinnProQuo, Bank of America, Workscapes| Ann Marie Fox, Cathy & Larry Danielle | U-Pull-It, The Downtown Development Authority, Stiles, Best Rental, O-B House, Brown Distributing, Georgie’s Alibi, Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets, Inlet Brewing/Monk in the Trunk, Native Lager, Burger Beast, New Times Broward|Palm Beach, Clean Plate Charlie, Go Riverwalk Magazine, Smith & Knibbs Public Relations and The City of Fort Lauderdale.

Publix at Plantation has the second Apron’s Cooking School in Southeast Florida, which is the company’s sixth school. A variety of classes featuring resident, celebrity, and local chefs, techniques and baking, wine education and kids’ and teens’ topics is available. The calendar of classes and registration information is available online at www.publix.com/aprons

Check out our Twitter and Facebook Event page: http://on.fb.me/BurgerBattleTM


foursquare too!

Posted in Creations and Events and Riverwalk Trust by on March 26th, 2012 at 10:26 pm.

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The 15th-annual New Times “Original” Beerfest

New Tines Beerfest

New Times “Original” Beerfest Presented by Isle Casino Pompano Park returns to new venue Huizenga Plaza on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 6 to 11 p.m.

Beerfest offers more than 100 of the world’s best local and international beers, live music from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Jacob Jeffries Band on the REVOLUTION LIVE stage, live performances by the Miami Heat Dancers and signer/songwriter Jimmi Heart, the men’s college basketball championship games on large screens, good food and great times! Radio personalities Stugotz and Hochman from the Dan LeBatard Show on 790 The Ticket will host the event and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children’s Starlight Foundation.

Opt for the VIP Experience in the VIP lounge and enjoy unique craft beers only available in VIP, unlimited liquor samples, food samples from some of Fort Lauderdale’s best restaurants, premium stage views, giveaways, and more. A 15th anniversary specialty brewed beer will be created by BX Beer Depot and available to VIP guests exclusively.

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012

Location: Huizenga Plaza, 32 E Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Time: 6pm-11pm

General Admission Tickets:

Unlimited local and international beer sampling from 100+ vendors, live from Dirty Dozen Brass Band, college basketball viewing area on large screens and special offers from local merchants.

$30 prepaid online through March 31, 2012 at noon

$40 at the door

VIP Tickets:

Unlimited liquor samples, food samples from some of Fort Lauderdale’s best restaurants, unique craft beers only available in VIP, premium stage views, giveaways, and more. A 15th anniversary specialty brewed beer will be created by BX Beer Depot and available to VIP guests exclusively.

$65 prepaid online through March 31, 2012 at noon

$75 at the door

Please Note: Advance tickets sales are available until 12pm on March 31, 2012. Tickets for both General Admission and VIP are limited. This is a 21+ event.

Performing Live: Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jacob Jeffries Band and Miami Heat Dancers with Jimmi Heart

Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale by on March 26th, 2012 at 5:33 pm.

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Join the Winterfest Parade Peddlers at the 4th annual Spin-A-Thon


Join the Winterfest Team for the 4th annual Spin-A-Thon and help benefit Kids in Distress (KID) a leading force in the prevention of child abuse and neglect & Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center which promotes health and well-being of children and youth with special healthcare needs.

The Spin-A-Thon is a fun endurance challenge and a great team-building activity along the New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.  So “gear up” and Support/Join the Winterfest Team for the ride to give kids in our community a brighter and healthier future!

Help get us started with a $10 donation! (or more if you can)

Donate Here: http://spinathon.blacktie-athon.com/QuinnProQuo/donate.cfm

Renée Korbel Quinn

Winterfest Parade Peddlers
Business Strategist | QuinnProQuo

The Marine Industry Cares Foundation brings the marine and local communities together by raising awareness for local charities supporting children and families.

Posted in Events and Fundraisers and Winterfest Boat Parade by on March 15th, 2012 at 6:32 pm.

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