South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash

The South Beach & Food Festival Burger Bash happens in Miami Beach, Florida, every February. Many (including me) feel this burger competition sets the standard for every other burger event.

Lee Brian Schrager and Rachael Ray founded the SoBe Burger Bash, and Randy Fisher and his company CREaM produce it.

The restaurants featured are mostly from South Florida and out of state, along with some food celebrities who think they know a thing or two about burgers. It predates its sister event in New York by one year.

SoBe Burger Bash Winners

2022 Session 1 BurgerPeople’s Choice: La Birra Bar
2022 Session 2 People’s Choice: Motek Café
2022 Session 1 Judge’s Choice: R Catering & Events
2022 Session 2 Judge’s Choice: Vice Burger

2021 Session 1 People’s Choice: KUSH
2021 Session 2 People’s Choice: Gotham Burger Social Club & Pig Beach (New York, New York)
2021 Session 1 Judge’s Choice: American Social
2021 Session 2 Judge’s Choice: Ted’s Burgers

2020 People’s Choice: Butter (New York, New York)
2020 Judge’s Choice: Weston’s Kewpee Hamburgers

2019 People’s Choice: PINCHO
2019 Judge’s Choice: LT Steak & Seafood

2018 People’s Choice: Swine Southern Table & Bar
2018 Judge’s Choice: Butter (New York, New York)

2017 People’s Choice: Jr’s Gourmet Burgers
2017 Judge’s Choice: Little Jack’s Tavern (Charleston, South Carolina)

2016 People’s Choice: Chef Morimoto
2016 Judge’s Choice: Jersey Dawg

2015 People’s Choice: Pincho Factory
2015 Judge’s Choice: Lure Fishbar

2014 People’s Choice: B Spot (Cleveland, Ohio)
2014 Judge’s Choice: Shake Shack

2013 People’s Choice: Bobby’s Burger Palace
2013 Judge’s Choice: Jeff Mauro

2012 People’s Choice: B Spot (Cleveland, Ohio)
2012 Judge’s Choice: Whisk

2011 People’s Choice: B Spot (Cleveland, Ohio)
2011 Judge’s Choice: Landmarc (New York, New York)

2010 People’s Choice: B Spot (Cleveland, Ohio)
2010 Judge’s Choice: Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

2009 People’s Choice: Good Stuff Eatery (Washington, DC)
2009 Judge’s Choice: Good Stuff Eatery (Washington, DC)

2008 People’s Choice: Radius (Boston, Massachusetts)

2007 People’s Choice: Shake Shack (New York, New York)

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