A Grilling Affair – A Thrilling, Grilling, Burger Throwdown in Downtown Boca
Get ready for the Boca Burger Battle! The area’s best burgermeisters are firing up their grills again, for the 3rd annual Battle. Here’s your chance to taste and judge the grilling feast, with 20 contenders battling for the Best Burger, Best Grill Master, and Best Alternative Grill Master awards, plus the right to bring home the coveted Golden Burger Trophy. It all happens THIS SATURDAY, July 12th, at Sanborn Square Park in downtown Boca Raton (just off Federal Highway) from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, with a 6:00 start time for VIP ticket holders. Now in its third year, the Battle has already become the summer’s most popular food & wine event; and, as founder and Chief Battlemaster Russell Spadiccini notes, “this year's Battle promises to be bigger and better than ever!”
Among the contenders are some hungry newcomers, including the Deerfield Beach’s edgy new eateries Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox and Burger Craze, along with my new favorite Boca hidden gem, Boca Burger House (home of the tallest burger in town!). Other first year participants include , Benny's On The Beach, Cuthill's Bar & Grill, Green Spot Kitchen, McCoy's Restaurant, M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom, Moran's Italian Bistro & Brick Oven, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and Boca’s favorite new gastropub, 13 American Table. But these rookies will face some tough competition, including last year’s Judge’s pick for Best Grill Master, Bite Gastrotruck; plus Potions In Motion, Shake Shack, Salt 7, Red Brick Grille, Red's Backwoods BBQ, 4th Generation Organic Market, and steak powerhouse Morton's The Steakhouse (last year’s People’s Choice award winner for Best Burger). In addition to the burgers, there will be plenty of other summer food samplings, from salads to sides to desserts.
Also on tap, plenty of Holy Mackerel Craft Beers, select Wines, Nestle Spring Water, and specialty spirits, including Cockspur Rum, Svedka Vodka, and Madria Sangria. Plus enjoy live entertainment by Classic Rock Therapy, and a Retail Bazaar. And don’t forget to hit the new Wine Store on your way out, and receive Special Discounts on wine! Visit the Battle website (BocaBurgerBattle.com) for a complete list of Battle Contenders, Chefs, Judges, and other food items being served, and more. New this year, a first-hand chance to see Star Motorcycle’s new concept motorcycle, the Bold. Come check out a cool hands-on display built into our interactive truck and trailer, Bolt customization game, photo ops, and full lineup of new Star Motorcycles!
This burgerlicious bonanza is produced by BocaRaton.com & The Bites! Network, along with WineEvents.com. Yes, those same crazy guys who put on the Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, the Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival and the Galt Mile Wine & Food Festival, etc. (so you KNOW it’s gonna be great). This 21+ event starts at 6:00 pm for VIP, 7:00 for General Admission, and lasts 10:00 pm. The event is Rain or Shine. “We’re battling it out no matter what… nothing stopping this Battle!” says Russell Spadaccini.
General admission tickets are $50; VIP tickets are $120. ALL ticket holders receive unlimited food and drink tastings. VIP ticket holders will enjoy one hour extra with early entry; pus exclusive access to the Grill Master's Lounge sponsored by IKEA, and 2-4-1 cocktails at the sizzling summer After Party hosted by the new Moonshine Molly's Country Saloon where they can mingle with the Judges, Contenders and applaud the new Champion. Purchase your tickets online before they sell out! To purchase pre-sale tickets or for more information, visit BocaBurgerBattle.com; or call (561) 338-7594, or email BocaBurgerBattle@BocaRaton.com
Portion of proceeds benefit PROPEL (People Reaching out to Provide Education and Leadership), a 501c3 Non Profit Organization located in Boca Raton, FL. PropelYourFuture.org.