By Rachel Galvin
Sanborn Square was packed with people on Saturday, July 15, for the 10th annual Boca Burger Battle. This even puts top local chefs head to head in competition to see who can achieve the honor of being the champion. This year’s winner was Yard House in Boca Raton, with Burton’s Bar & Grill in Boca Raton coming in second, followed by Tucker Dukes in Deerfield Beach. The coveted People’s Choice award went to Papamigos in Delray.
This year’s judges were Carmine Gialanelia, from WiLD 95.5 with his show “Carmine & Maegan In The Morning; Chef Scott Seddon, who is also the brand manager for Pero Family Farms; Sam Kerrigan from CBS News 12; Vicki Corrao, who sits on the board of the Palm Beach American Culinary Federation and is a former owner of three Italian restaurants on Mulberry Street in NYC’s Little Italy, and is also a judge for numerous events for Cordon Bleu and Johnson & Wales; Robert S Weinroth, former Palm Beach County Mayor; and Douglas Heizer from The Boca Raton Tribune.
Besides being able to eat and drink to their heart’s content, guests could also dance to music provided by the Miss Dymsey’s Class band.
There was also a Pre-Party from 4 to 7 p.m. with the School of Rock playing their hearts out. Plus there were some games to enjoy.
This year, the event gave back to the Children’s Giving Foundation, a 501c3 Boca Raton nonprofit that supports Children’s Charities here in South Florida. They presented a check for Achievement Center for Children & Families for $1000. Funky Buddha also donated $500 toward the cause.
If you missed this year’s event, there is always next year. But you can look forward to more events they have coming up like their All Hallow’s Eve Spooky Affair on Oct. 28 & 29, their Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival on Nov. 11 and their Wing Battle, Taco Battle & Dessert Battle coming up in February. For all the details for upcoming events, visit https://bocaburgerbattle.com.
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