Burgerliscious: Shake Shack Wins (Photos)
Last night, Coral Gables hosted a burger bash and people went crazy for it. The third annual Burgerliscious featured 20 of the surrounding area's best restaurants.
All photos by Carla Torres Shula's was the defending champ.
Who eats 20 burgers? Apparently a lot of people -- including us.
General admission ticket holders got six burgers and two beers, while VIP was the golden ticket to a bottomless pit of burger and booze.
Participating restaurants included Bread + Butter, Books & Books, Pincho Factory, The Bar, Tarpon Bend, Swine Southern Table & Bar, Sushi Maki, Shula's 347, Shake Shack, and more.
Judges had the difficult task of tasting all 20 carnivorous creations and choosing the best. Wearing a stuffed burger hat, mayor Jim Cason was the leader of the pack. Tongue & Cheek's Jamie De Rosa, Johnny Carrascal of Burger Overload, Nick Pena of the Food-e, and Chat Chow TV's Giovanny Gutierrez were also judges.
What follows are some of the highlights of the night.
Sushi Maki went surf and turf. Their burger paired scallops, Kobe beef, kimchee, and spicy mayo between a Hawaiian sweet bun.
Books & Books took things lightly. They served a Greek turkey burger with feta and parmesan sauce in a pita bread. It was absolutely delicious.