Sutter Home celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their Build a Better Burger event by having it take place in Miami Beach. One of the most fantastic things (other than the actual burgers) was the live Tweeting and posting of footage on Facebook as it happened.
You could also follow everything that was going on through their blog. Most importantly, the winner of the Best Alternative Burger got $15,000, while the winner of the Best Beef Burger took home $100,000.
While the weather was terrible, it didn’t stop the show from going on. As the contestants presented their burgers to the panel of celebrity judges, they were interrogated…I mean, quizzed about them. The banter between them was the best part.
Meanwhile, the event spectators got to vote for the People’s Choice award for Best Beef and Best Alternative Burger.
These were the competing burgers: Cranberry Pork Burger, Lucky Tiki Slider, Minted Lamb Burger, Ono Ohana Burger, Americana Smoke Shack Burger, Bengali Blaze Burger, Strawberry BBQ Bacon Burger, Sweet Chili Citrus Changsha Sliders, and Venezuela Ole Arepa Burger.
So, Who Won?
Jaeger Stoltz won the $100,000 prize with his Strawberry BBQ Bacon Burger.
Jeanette Nelson was the People’s Choice Winner (beef) for her Sweet Chili Citrus Changsha Sliders with Sriracha Grapefruit Mayo and Ponzu Jicama Slaw.
The Best Alternative Burger title (and 15 grand) went to Regina Haase with her Lucky Tiki Sliders.
The People’s Choice Winner for Alternative Burger was Mark Pyne with his Cranberry Ultimate Pork Burgers with Garlic Cherry Mayonnaise, Smoked Ham, Bacon, and Gruyere Cheese.
You can check out all the recipes on their Build a Better Burger page.