Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle 6/4/10

Publix Apron’s Cooking School presents Riverwalk Trust’s first annual Burger Battle
Friday, June 4, 2010 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Riverside Hotel Lawn, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
$30 donation (prepaid online), or $40 at the door

Some of the city’s top restaurants will compete, showcasing their creativity and grilling skills to about 500 guests. The event will bring together local employees, residents and businesses for an evening of gourmet burger creations, cocktails and fun, while raising funds to support the Riverwalk Trust’s mission of building and nurturing a vibrant community connected by the New River.
For more information, visit www.GoRiverwalk.com, or call (954) 468-1541.

For a $30 donation (prepaid online), or $40 at the door, attendees will receive an array of burger samples from well-known restaurants, plus three drink tickets to be used for any Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg Lemonade, Budweiser Select or Bud Light Golden Wheat. They’ll vote for their favorite burger and view a local celebrity slider eating contest sponsored by Krystal. Chef Allen’s will be offering a French fry bar and local band Bounce will perform live.

Guests will enjoy bites from Capital Grille, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Pelican Landing at Pier Sixty-Six Marina, Johnny V Restaurant, Big City Tavern, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Riverside Hotel, Tarpon Bend, Timpano Chophouse & Martini Bar, Ilios at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach, Publix Apron’s Cooking School, Smith & Jones Bar and Grill, Stop Burgers, China Grill, Lauderdale Grill and Georgie’s Alibi.

VIP tables will be available offering open bar, table service, comfortable seating in a VIP tent, signage with name or company name, giveaways, plus access to the Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle presented by Publix Apron’s Cooking School, live music, the slider eating contest and more. Priced at $1,000, VIP tables include 8 tickets, and are limited.

Tickets to Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle presented by Publix Apron’s Cooking School may be purchased in advance online at www.GoRiverwalk.com or at the door the evening of the event. Tickets are limited. For VIP tables, please call (954) 468-1541 x 201.

A panel of local celebrity judges, including The Burger Beast, will honor one restaurant with “Best Burger in Fort Lauderdale” bragging rights. Another eatery will be chosen as the “Fan Favorite” by Burger Battle attendees. BIG 105.9 afternoon drive on-air radio personality Doc Reno will host the event.

Major supporters include Riverside Hotel, Premier Beverage, Jack Daniel’s, Barefoot Wines, Stephen’s Distributing, Budweiser Select, Bud Light Golden Wheat, BIG 105.9 FM, 93.9 MIA, Best Rental, The City of Fort Lauderdale, New Times, Scott Barfield Photography, Southfloridafoodandwine.com, Performance Home Theater Design, Inspiri24 Design Studios and Go Riverwalk magazine.