Sat, July 14, 6-10pm Sanborn Park Square, Boca Raton. I love the Annual Boca Burger Battle! You get to eat endless burgers, sample wine and beer and listen to live music for hours. A beautiful thing. Arrive early as the opening lines can take a half and hour to enter as hundreds of people are in attendance. VIP priced tickets get you into event at 6pm. The general admission ticket gate opens at 7pm. Entry prices are from $44 to $150 depending on when and where you buy tickets. Check online for various ticket deals. Some proceeds donated to charitable causes.

Burger Contestants: Batch Gastro Pub, Crazy Uncle Mike’s (soon to open in Boca), Shake Shake, Burtons Grill and Bar, Rockn’ Angels, Burger Craze, Tucker Dukes, Kapow, Funky Buddah Brewery, Big Joe’s Burgers and Wings, Morton’s Steakhouse, Flashback Diner, ROK:BRGR, Cheffrey Eats Food Truck, M.E.A.T Eatery and TooJay’s Deli

The Official Boca Burger Battle 2018 Winners:

Judge’s Pick for Best Grill Master

1st Place – Funky Buddha Brewery

2nd Place – Tucker Duke’s

3rd Place – Cheffrey Eats (food truck)

People’s Choice pick for Best Battle Burger went to two year in a row winner ROK:BRGR

 

FFWJ 2018 Boca Burger Battle Favorites:

1. Batch Gastropub -The kielbasa brisket chuck burger

2. Funky Buddah Brewery- Roamer bison  burger, pecan wood smoked pork belly, muenster cheese, bacon red onion marmalade, challah bun

3. ROK:BRGR NY Reuben burger prime brisket, short rib, chuck blend, aged Swiss cheese, Montreal style smoked meat, Russian dressing, crispy potato strings, Zak the baker rye bun

Most Creative Burgers (2) :

Kapow: Duck duck moo burger and a side of pickled watermelon.

Burton’s Stuffed cheese Mediterranean burger

The Over the Top Burger: Cheffrey eats with its burrata burger

The We tried Really Hard to Win Burger: Too Jay’s everything bun burger

The WTF Burger: M.E.A.T Eatery and Taproom- Why would you put bananas and blueberries on a piece of beef?

Can’t wait until next years battle! – Keith Ian