SoBe Amstel Light Burger Bash 2011 Recap & Results

Burger Bash 2011 People's Choice

Well, the picture says it all! Michael Symon and B Spot take the Amstel Light People’s Choice Award for the 2nd year in a row. This time his “Yo!” Burger with salami, provolone cheese, pickled onion and ShaSha sauce took top honors. Symon also won Heinz “Best Dressed” Burger for his use of condiments.

Best Dressed

Best Dressed

Marc Murphy (Landmarc) won the Golden Grill award for his Big Marc Burger (all beef burger on homemade black pepper and cheddar bun with spiked ketchup and housemade pickles). This is the judges’ award and handed out for best use of the Allen Brothers meat they were supplied.

Golden Grill

Golden Grill

Last but not least Miami’s Burger and Beer Joint Chef Carlos Barilla won for Best Side Dish with his truffle baked potato salad.

Best Side Dish

Best Side Dish

It’s hard to describe this event someone who hasn’t attended before. If you’re a burger fanatic then this is a must attend event for you. Even if you come hungry you’ll have a difficult time eating all 25 participants’ burgers and the 3 dessert folks’ sweets. This was the 5th year the event has taken place and all the former winners were here (2007: Shake Shack, 2008: Radius, 2009: Good Stuff Eatery and 2010: B Spot). All of our local burger spots did a great job and I didn’t have a bad burger last night. Check out some pics to get your mouth watering for next year’s event. Til then…

Entrance to Burger Nirvana 2011

Entrance to Burger Nirvana 2011

Getting the band back together....

Getting the band back together….

Charm City owners Evan and Michael

Charm City owners Evan and Michael

Charm City's "Kurobuta" Cowboy

Charm City’s “Kurobuta” Cowboy

Ai Fiori/Michael White's The White Label by Pat LaFrieda

Ai Fiori/Michael White’s The White Label by Pat LaFrieda

B Spot's Yo! Burger

B Spot’s Yo! Burger

Good Stuff Eatery's Coletti Smokehouse

Good Stuff Eatery’s Coletti Smokehouse

Ingrid Hoffman with her Delicioso Latin Burger

Ingrid Hoffman with her Delicioso Latin Burger

Chef Jonathan Sawyer's Amstel Light's Winner's Contest Burger

Chef Jonathan Sawyer’s Amstel Light’s Winner’s Contest Burger

The El Mago De Las Frita Familia

The El Mago De Las Frita Familia

El Mago's Frita with Batido de Mamey

El Mago’s Frita with Batido de Mamey

Love Shack's Wild Love (Elk Burger)

Love Shack’s Wild Love (Elk Burger)

Morimoto's Nikomi Burger

Morimoto’s Nikomi Burger

Chef Michael Schwartz

Chef Michael Schwartz

MGFD's Genuine Bacon & Egg Cheeseburger

MGFD’s Genuine Bacon & Egg Cheeseburger



Radius' The Schlow Burger

Radius’ The Schlow Burger

Shake Shack's Zach Koff

Shake Shack’s Zach Koff

Shake Shack's Shack Burger

Shake Shack’s Shack Burger

Town's The "O" Burger

Town’s The “O” Burger

Umami's Umami (squared)

Umami’s Umami (squared)

Village Whisky

Village Whisky

Make sure you check out the Menu for SoBe Burger Bash 2011 and Burger Beast’s coverage of the 2009 and 2010 Burger Bash Events.

Comments (4):

  1. WillJogForFood

    February 25, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    The burgers look awesome! Sounds like a great time.

  2. Ethan Shapiro

    February 25, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    The wife and I went last night with another two couples and had a great time. Important tip for next year, "treat this night like a marathon and not a sprint." After about 8 or 9 half or full burgers, I was done. Should have done the take a bite and keep moving strategy.

    On a side note, did you notice how many of the burgers were very rare or barely cooked at all? Reports from this morning showed that three of the six of us got sick last night. I'm wondering how many others had similar stomach problems and if someone needs to look into this for next year. Regardless, this burger fan had a blast!

  3. SteveBM

    February 25, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    I had a lot of fun at the Burger Bash last night. It was pure burger bliss. Michael Symon's burger was fantastic, an explosion of different flavors. Best moment was when I saw El Mago walking back after the winners were announced and got to give him a pat on the back for a great frita. I was proud of the El Mago booth because they really took advantage of the opportunity to gain exposure with a few giveaways (the beer coozy was awesome!) and real friendly service. If I only could've had the fried egg and cheese (I know, I know…I'm a gringo) on top of my frita… The Beast was holding court in the back sending people to fetch and feed him burgers hahaha!

  4. Radames

    February 25, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Hook me up with some tickets next year, looking at those pics makes me want to cry.