Chef Michael Schwartz
took top honors at the 2010 Amstel Light Burger Bash
last night, earning the Allen Brothers Golden Grill Award - the judge's choice for best burger. Twenty-seven patties were battling for this and three other awards inside a smoky tent on the beach outside the Ritz-Carlton.
|Chef Michael Schwartz shows off his trophy|
Schwartz prepared his Michael's Genuine Bacon Cheeseburger, served on a brioche bun and topped with house-smoked bacon, white cheddar, heirloom tomato and lettuce. It was definitely one of the best burgers of the night, and it was recognized by a group of judges that included Art Smith
, Top Chef contestant Carla Hall
, Food & Wine
restaurant editor Kate Krader
, Divya Gugnani of website Behind the Burner
|Michael's Genuine Bacon Cheeseburger|
Iron Chef Michael Symon of B Spot
and Lola and Lolita
Cleveland took the People's Choice Award with his Fat Doug burger,
topped with pastrami, Swiss cheese, and coleslaw.
|Chef Symon in the king of burgers throne|
definitely won us over, and so did the Baconater - a vanilla, apple
pie, bacon and bourbon milkshake served on the side.
|The winning burger: The Fat Doug won the people's vote|
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto
's Pork "Kakuni" Burger, won the Best Dressed Award. The burger was topped with glazed pork
belly and judging by the long line, it must've been good.