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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

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