THE COMPETITION

 

Join top area restaurants in this annual bragging rights competition & fundraiser for naming the “Best Burger in Tampa Bay”, with ALL proceeds to support Culinary Operations Academy.

Celebrity Judges Panel 

  • Corey Dylan – Radio Host, 970 WFLA
  • Ian Beckles - Radio Host, 620 WDAE
  • Leigh Spann  -  News Channel 8
  • Steve Otto - Columnist, The Tampa Tribune

Culinary Judges Panel

    1. Chef Erik Youngs – Lead Instructor of the Culinary Operations Academy at Chamberlain High School
    2. Chef Ralph Underwood II – Culinary Educator & Owner, Mahaganii Enterprises
    3. Chef Kenneth “Hollywood” Robinson – Culinary Arts Instructor at Blake High School
    4. Chef Michael Rigberg – Culinary Arts Instructor at Land O’ Lakes High School
    5. Chef Eddie Arribito – Territory Manager for US Foods

 

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PLEASE NOTE: the event will take place RAIN or SHINE. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Gasparilla Plaza next door.

THE COMPETITORS

Top area restaurants gathered in Gasparilla Plaza Friday night to flip burgers in this annual bragging rights competition & fundraiser for naming the “Best Burger in Tampa Bay”, with ALL proceeds to support Culinary Operations Academy.

THE WINNERS

Congratulations to the winners of the BURGER SHOWDOWN 2014!

Best Burger in the Bay

GreenIguana

 

People’s Choice

Dannys

Best Use of Bacon

EATS

 
Bring the Heat category

jamesjoyce

COMPETITORS

CELEBRATE SUMMER

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Brewery Sampling

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Come check out some of this brewery’s best beers and seasonal favorites!

420 BLUE FESTIVE georgia brown IPAlowRYEroad trip WHIPLASHSWB_17thAnniv_Saison

TICKETS

Online ticket sales have ended.

but you are able to purchase tickets on site at the event WILL CALL tent

Event management for 3rd Annual Burger Showdown ft. Celebrate Summer Sweetwater Beer Sampling powered by Eventbrite. PLEASE NOTE: No refunds. All sales are final.  The event will take place RAIN or SHINE. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Gasparilla Plaza next door.

SPONSORS

  

FAQS

Join top area restaurants in this annual bragging rights competition & fundraiser for naming the “Best Burger in Tampa Bay”, with all proceeds to support a local charity.

What time is the event?

Event Time for Burger Showdown featuring Celebrate Summer is on Friday night is 5 pm – 9 pm

Where is the event?

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa

Where should I park?

Covered Parking is available at the adjacent POE GARAGE on the corner of Ashley Dr and Cass. Regular parking is $1.20/hr. Special Event parking, regulated by the City of Tampa, may differ in some instances.

Can children attend this event?

Yes, well behaved children are allowed.

What if it rains? No worries. We have a rain contingency plan in place! If it rains, the event will be moved under the Gasparilla Plaza (adjacent to the current event location, in Curtis Hixon Park).

Media Inquiries?

Email us here: Maiken@EventFest.com

How can a restaurant sign up to compete?

Email us  HERE

 

CONTACT

EVENTFEST INC.

EventFest, Inc.

1200 W. Cass Street Suite 110

Tampa, FL 33606