Published On: Thu, Oct 18th, 2018

New Beer Garden Added To The Built Ford Tough Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase

Spirited New Bowl Beer Garden Added to

Fourth Annual Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl’s Built Ford Tough

Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Spirit Night

Wednesday, November 14

 Foodie Panel Announced to Judge More Than 25 Tailgate-Inspired Originals 

Boca Raton, FL – Countdown is in “full-throttle” for the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl’s fourth annual Built Ford Tough Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Football Spirit Night set for Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel, 2000 N.W. 19th St., Boca Raton, FL.  The casual community pride-rallying event serves up an opportunity for area residents and businesses don their  alma mater or favorite college team’s colors and jerseys and join in lead-in festivities for the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl while raising funds to support Spirit of Giving’s annual year-end holiday gift drive.

New this year to the roster of top restaurant, country club, hotel, cooking school and celebrity chefs and mixologists is a “crew of brews” to be topped-off in the event’s first-ever “Boca Bowl Beer Garden”.

According to event organizers, the new Bowl Beer Garden room will be filled with
samplings from:

In friendly competition, the culinary, cocktail and beer masters aim to please the palates of event-goers with their signature twists on tailgate classics ranging from sides and entrees to beverages and desserts.  Each chef will present their culinary creation to a panel of expert foodie media, personalities and bloggers while guests as well get to cast their own votes for the “People’s Choice” designation.

This year’s panel of judges who will casting their votes on more than 25 tailgate originals…
food, cocktails and brews, including some infused with Cheribundi Tart Cherry juice include:

  • Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel
  • Jan Norris, JanNorris.com
  • Justin Tompkins,
    My South Florida Today
  • Heather McMechan, Local Mom Scoop
  • Deby Goldfarb, Stepping Out Florida

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The roster of chefs* are hailing from the area’s fan-loving venues, including:

  • Boca Raton Resort & Club
  • Bolay
  • Blue Fire Grille at Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
  • Ceasar’s Famous Ribs
  • Chartwells at
    Florida Atlantic University
  • Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
  • Hijinks Sports Grill
  • Hooters
  • Los Bocados
  • M.E.A.T. Eatery & Tap Room
  • Oceans 234
  • Publix Aprons Cooking School
  • Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel
  • Seasons 52​
  • The Locale
  • The Loch Bar
  • The Melting Pot
  • Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
  • True Food Kitchen
  • Tucker Duke’s
  • Spirits: Citrus Distillers, LLC

While indulging in the broad range of showcase tastings, attendees will get to mix and mingle with other fellow college football fans and community partners, along with ESPN on-air personalities who will be onsite and broadcasting live. There will be an extensive silent auction and several ‘chance to win’ opportunities as well.

“Every year we look forward to new culinary ‘twists on tailgate’ and pleased expand our
‘event field’ this November with the inaugural Boca Bowl  Beer Garden,” notes Doug Mosley, executive director of the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl that is set to kick off on Tuesday, December 18 at FAU Stadium. “The annual community camaraderie and college football spirit deliver ‘fun and funds’ for our Bowl’s charity partner Spirit of Giving and the holiday magic the nonprofit brings to thousands each year.”

Tickets to the 2018 Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door; price includes all chef and restaurant tastings, entertainment, and beer, wine and soft drinks. To purchase tickets, visit Spirit of Giving at www.spiritofgivingnetwork.org or call 561-385-0144.

About the Boca Raton Bowl:

The Boca Raton Bowl is one of 41 postseason college bowl games in the country and the only one hosted in Palm Beach County. Featuring all the pomp and circumstance of traditional bowl events, the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl is a high-energy, entertaining experience for both college football fans and non-fans alike and allows the national spotlight to shine on Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. This year, the fifth annual bowl game will have primary
tie-ins for teams from Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference with the
Mid-American Athletic Conference having a secondary tie-in. The team from Conference USA will make its headquarters at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and the American Athletic Conference team will be at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.

This bowl game first ‘touched down’ in 2014 and has since aired live annually on ESPN throughout the U.S., as well as on international affiliates in South America, the Caribbean, Australia and Europe as well as on ESPN Radio. As one of 14 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, this year’s bowl game is once again held on the Tuesday before Christmas. The event has become a celebrated annual holiday tradition in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County as it lives up to its other name, ‘Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party’.” Bowl week activities will begin with the arrival of the participating teams on Friday,
Dec. 14. Days, times and sites for the team welcome parties, beach parties, luncheon, pep rallies and other bowl week activities will be released at a later date. For more info, visit www.CheribundiBocaRatonBowl.com.

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