“Savor” the date for the fourth annual Burgerliscious festival on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park.
Bonafide burger aficionados will be able to sink their teeth into gourmet burgers dreamed up by more than 20 of Coral Gables’ premier restaurants. The burger bonanza also starts Miami Live Month (www.miamilivemonth.com), a premier program of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Entertainment will feature Mad World Orchestra and DJ Mayner.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and Samuel Adams have partnered for a fourth year to present this mouth-watering burger event. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation to help support small business programs.
“Burgerliscious was inspired by the very best in burgers and to remind everyone that food can be both flavorful and fun — as well asa reason to gather as a community,” said Mark A. Trowbridge, president and CEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.
“Our burger festival is designed to continue to position Coral Gables as a foodie mecca, no matter your style, budget or gastronomic cravings. It is about more than meat and cheese and bacon and toppings; it is about the culinary experience,” he added.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the fourth annual Burgerliscious festival. We want to showcase the Gables’ very own premiere restaurants to the community. As this festival grows each year, this is one you don’t want to miss out on,” said Wayne Eldred, owner/operator of Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill.
Participating Coral Gables restaurants include Bread & Butter Counter, Pika Sauce, Pincho Factory, ROK: BRGR, Seasons 52, Shake Shack, Cafe? at Books & Books, Christy’s Restaurant, CRAVE, Epicure Gourmet Market & Café, Shula’s 347 Grill, Swine Southern Table & Bar, Sushi Maki, Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill, with more expected.
Meat alternatives (veggie and fish options) will be available for those with restricted diets.
Burgerliscious is sponsored by the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables, Sam Adams, South Motors BMW, City Of Coral Gables, Brown-Forman Beverages, Jack Daniels, Credomatic Merchant Services, Loi Marketing, Doctors Hospital, Mia Anzola Manrique, Voss Waters, Yelp! and is presented by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.
Ticket packages are broken down into general admission and VIP tiers. General admission is $60 and includes six “slider burgers” and two Samuel Adams beers. VIP tickets are $125 and include unlimited “sliders,” unlimited Samuel Adams beers, early admission, VIP tent pass and commemorative stein. General Admission tickets currently are available on-site for $60. For updates and more information, visit Burgerliscious on Facebook (www.facebook.com/burgerliscious) or follow on Twitter (www.twitter.com/Burgerliscious_).
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce represents more than 1,500 members and is the second largest business association in Miami-Dade County. Its mission is to foster and enhance the economic interests of the Coral Gables community, while advancing the quality of life of members, partners, neighbors and visitors. For more information on the chamber, visit www.coralgableschamber.org or follow on Facebook at www.facebook/coralgableschamber.