Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle: Four New Burgers to Try
|Photo by Candace West|
|Charm City is a newcomer at the Burger Battle.|
But among the newcomers this year are some burgers that will surely be top picks among the judging table (full disclosure: I'm among the judges again for this esteemed contest). Here are four worth seeking out:
4. Bimini Boatyard
If you've lived in Fort Lauderdale at any point, you've probably had the sweet-as-honey Bimini bread. Few restaurants have as many fans as Bimini Boatyard, and it's likely it'll come up with a burger that's
just as crowd-pleasing as that signature bread.
3. The Grateful Palate
This favorite restaurant of the yachting set (and a lot of other people too) took home the Fan Favorite award at YOLO's Sips & Sliders at Sunset. That night's offering was an incredibly unique number with tostones instead of a bun and a patty of conch. It was unique and delicious, and it's likely Grateful Palate will surprise the crowd of the Burger Battle too.
2. Tap 42
The burgers at Tap 42 are well planned, from the slightly sweet bun to the house-blend meat in the patty. The burgers there also seem well built, with the bun fitting nicely over the ingredients, so that it doesn't turn into a fork-and-knife affair after the first bite. Nobody likes a fork-and-knife burger, and it's unlikely anyone could dislike the burgers from Tap 42.
1. Charm City Burger Company
It has become clear that Mike Saperstein and Evan David, the duo behind Charm City Burgers and El Jefe Luchador, really can't do anything wrong. And their burgers are among the area's best. Take the Good Olde, a nothing-fancy burger with lettuce, onion tomato, American cheese, and a sesame seed bun. Just a great, old-fashioned burger -- and a good indication that Charm City will likely do well at this contest.
817 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL
333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
1136 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL
27 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach, FL
1555 SE 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL
208 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL
625 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
1821 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL