Miami New Times is proud to host Burgerfest! In its inaugural year, the event will offer unlimited samples from over 20 of Miami’s best burger joints, live entertainment, cash bars, and a burger-judging contest. Guests will enjoy a variety of burgers, including traditional, loaded, and veggie.
Confirmed restaurants are Amour de Miami, JR’s Gourmet Burgers, K Ramen Burger, Madlove Latin House, El Rey de Las Fritas, Salt Kitchen & Lounge, and Chefs on the Run, and many others will soon be added! New Times is also happy to announce it has paired with Wounded Veterans Relief Fund as a charity partner. "Wounded Veterans Relief Fund offers various types of assistance throughout the state of Florida, including housing, utilities, and transportation," explains Mike Durkee, executive director of the charity. "We are excited to be aligned with this new culinary event to help many of our military service members navigate their way into the civilian workforce." WVRF will receive a portion of ticket proceeds, and any leftover food will be donated to feed the homeless in Miami-Dade County.
Sponsors participating in Burgerfest include Goya, Banyan Reserve Vodka, Dunkin Donuts, Florida Resort XChange, Smart Car of Coral Gables, Dezerland, and Oliva Cigars. And the Certified Angus Beef™ VIP Lounge brought to you by Miami Purveyors will include restaurants such as Rusty Pelican and Amelia’s 1931.
VIP admission tickets include one-hour early admission at 5 p.m.; access to the Certified Angus Beef™ VIP Lounge brought to you by Miami Purveyors, offering a complimentary VIP sponsored bar and unlimited food samples from Certified Angus Beef™; and all the perks of general admission. General-admission tickets include entry to the event at 6 p.m., unlimited food samples from Burgerfest vendors, and access to cash bars.
Visit NewTimesBurgerfest.com to get the best prices now before they go up!
GA $30, VIP $55 – Now through May 19
GA $40, VIP $65 – May 20 through July 6
GA $50, VIP $75 – July 7
Miami New Times’ Burgerfest
About Miami New Times
Miami New Times began publishing in 1987 and has grown into the premier weekly publication in the American Southeast. Showcasing the talents of an accomplished editorial staff recruited from across the nation, the paper — which includes a web edition that draws a half-million readers per week — New Times has established a reputation for compelling stories ignored or overlooked by major media, for insightful coverage of local arts and entertainment, and for unflinching exposure of Miami’s steamy political life. That reputation for high-caliber journalism has spread beyond South Florida. The publication has won more than 90 first-place awards for editorial excellence, statewide and nationally.
About Wounded Veterans Relief Fund
Wounded Veterans Relief Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing immediate emergency financial assistance to eligible disabled veterans who have served in the wars and conflicts since 9/11. Founded in 2009, the organization supports eligible service members and their families while maintaining their privacy. In 2015, more than 85 percent of all donated funds went directly to wounded warriors assistance. WVRF's financial records are maintained by a CPA firm to observe, monitor, and audit financial accounts and for tax preparation and submission. Headquartered in Lake Park, Florida, the organization works with Florida Veteran Administration facilities to quickly screen and refer veterans in order to offer immediate emergency relief. Most assistance requests can be processed within 24 to 48 hours after completed records are filed and approved.