Published On: Sun, Jul 10th, 2022

Boca Burger Battle Returns!   Saturday, July 16, 2022

“A Grilling Affair” at Sanborn Square Park this Saturday!

By Kenny Spahn

MEAT Eatery’s Award-winning Mr. Sticky Fingers Burger

Summer is here, the crowds are shorter and the days are hotter. And the grills are firin’ up again, as the area’s top chefs strut their stuff for your food-loving delight at the 9th Annual Boca Burger Battle.  After taking a hiatus due to the shutdown, the fan favorite affair is back – and it happens THIS SATURDAY, July 16 at Sanborn Square Park in downtown Boca Raton. Don’t miss this Burgerlicious experience to taste the best burgers and other grilled sensations, as top chefs from Boca and beyond vie for the coveted Golden Burger Trophy. A panel of hungry Grill Master Judges will select their pick for “Best Grill Master,” and all festival goers (like you!) get to vote for the “People’s Choice Award.”  And the best part, it all goes to benefit the Children’s Giving Foundation.

Here’s your chance to savor unlimited samplings of artisan burger creations from some of the best burger masters; along with unlimited craft beers, summer wines, seasonal spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages; all while enjoying a fun-filled outdoor festival, complete with live music.  This year features an all-star line-up of returning BBB champions, including Boca favorites M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom (, Burton’s Grill & Bar, Cheffrey Eats Food Truck, and La Perrada Del Gordo; along with Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox (Deerfield Beach), Legends Tavern & Grille (Lighthouse Point), The Vegan Restaurants from Loxahatchee; and Oakland Park’s Funky Buddha Brewery.  Newcomers to the big burger bash include The Drunken Burger (Boca), Throw Social (Delray), and Bar Louie (Coconut Creek). 

Funky Buddha Brewery & Kitchen celebrating their big win

A select group of culinary professionals and local dignitaries will serve as this year’s Grill Master Judges, including local food critic and radio talk-show host Michael Mayo, CBS-2 news anchor Sam Kerrigan, and Douglas Heizer, Publisher of The Boca Raton Tribune.  Long-time favorite KRUSH Party Band will provide the live entertainment.  “This community event with its “Backyard BBQ” theme showcases some of the best beef and alternative burgers in south Florida, along with an array of thirst-quenching craft beer, seasonal spirits and summer wines” notes event founder and President Russell Spadaccini.


The Boca Burger Battle 2022 takes place Saturday, July 16 at the Sanborn Square Park (72 N. Federal Highway) in downtown Boca Raton from 7:00 pm (or 6:00 for VIP ticketholders) – 10:00 pm.  All tickets include unlimited food and beverage (beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks), live entertainment, and access to all other vendors and displays. 

General Admission tickets are $50 in advance, or $100 at the event (if still available); VIP Tickets are $75 in advance, or $125 at the door, and also entitle you to a one-hour EARLY START (at 6:00, instead of 7:00). To purchase tickets or for more information, visit:; or call 561.338.7594. Portion of the event proceeds benefit Children’s Giving Foundation, a Boca Raton-based 510C-3 non-profit organization that supports local children’s charities.

NOTE: This is a 21+ year old event. Sorry, No Pets allowed. NO SMOKING, please! Event is Rain or Shine.

The Boca Burger Battle is presented by & The BITES! Network, which also produces the Boca Raton Wine and Food Festival; the Florida Wing Battle, and the new Florida Taco Battle.

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About the Author

- KEN SPAHN is an award-winning Food Critic and Culinary Author, and a renowned restaurant & hospitality authority and consultant. He has authored over 800 food-related articles; appeared on numerous TV, radio, online, and print venues; served as Celebrity Judge at culinary competitions; taught Hospitality Management courses at local colleges; appeared as a guest speaker at industry events; consulted and recruited for hundreds of restaurant, hotel, and food service operators; and has been intricately involved in countless food, wine, culinary, and restaurant events. Mr. Spahn is widely recognized as one of Florida's most knowledgeable and well-connected restaurant professionals. Ken Spahn is also the Founder and President of RESTAURANT PLACEMENT GROUP, the exclusive recruiting, consulting, and placement firm for the Restaurant, hospitality, and food service industry. For more information, visit: Boca Raton Tribune is honored to have Mr. Ken Spahn on its team!

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