Another year, another great Burger Battle. Returning Judges and People’s Champs Georgie’s Alibi and Capital Grille returned but in the end Georgie’s retained their title and Ft. Lauderdale found a new People’s champ, Rok Brgr. The Krystal Slider contest went into overtime and I had a blast being a judge alongside the likes of Chef Bil Mitchell (Publix Apron’s Cooking School), Eric Barton (editor of New Times Broward-Palm Beach), John Offerdahl (former Miami Dolphins football player & restaurateur), Mayor of Fort Lauderdale Jack Seiler and his wife Susan Seiler, Chef Director Jack Kane (Program Chair of Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale) and one of the funniest guys on the planet Chef Ralph Pagano (finalist on the hit Fox Network TV series “Hells Kitchen” and Executive Chef at STK).
I’m looking forward to next year but in the meantime check out pics of the food. All pictures are courtesy of my wife, la Señora Beast. If I didn’t give her credit she might kill me, lol…..just kidding honey.