We had to privilege of attending SOBEWFF this past weekend and it was everything we hoped for and more.
While the wine and food festival had many events, one of our favorites was the annual Burger Bash, which was celebrating its 11th year at SOBEWFF.
Rachael Ray hosted this delicious waterfront event, in which approximately three dozen chefs from all around the country faced off and cooked their most delectable burgers.Fans, who were lucky enough to attend this coveted competition, spent their night walking, along the sand, from tent to tent tasting the various burgers, while celebrity judges, including Emilio Estefan and Ayesha Curry chose from the best of the best.
Beyond fame and recognition though, these chefs were competing for two awards, Schweid & Son’s The Very Best Burger Award, which was voted on by the judges and the Heineken Light People’s Choice Award, which was voted on by the guests.
While the competition may have been fierce, it was no surprise that Charleston, South Carolina’s very own Little Jack’s Tavern took home Schweid & Son’s The Very Best Burger Award for their burger covered in American cheese and their delicious French fries.
The fans, however, voted for a bolder taste, crowning JR’s Gourmet Burgers the winner of the Heineken Light People’s Choice Award. This renowned Florida eatery brought out the big guns for the competition with “That Guy’s Burger,” which featured bacon and cream cheese.
The 11th annual Burger Bash was sure one for the books and we can’t thank SOBEWFF enough for letting us be a part of it. We are counting down the days until next year!