Burgerliscious Returns Tomorrow Night, Tickets Still Available

There are few feelings like biting into a juicy burger and sipping on a cold beer. Now imagine 25 burgers and unlimited brews. The fifth-annual Burgerliscious, where the best burgers in Miami battle it out bun to bun, returns to Coral Gables tomorrow night. 

From 6  to 10 p.m., Ponce Circle Park will transform into a burger mecca with spins on the traditional meat and cheese sandwich from restaurants including Bricktop’s, Rok:BrgrSwine Southern Table & BarPincho Factory, and Shake Shack. Brews from Sam Adams and libations from Jack Daniels will be offered. For meat-free guests, veggie and fish sandwiches will be available too. 

Tickets come in two types: General admission and VIP. It's $65 for six sliders and two Sam Adams beers, but VIP gives attendees unlimited burgers, beers, and access to the VIP tent, early admission, and gift bags for $125. Six sliders and two beers go quick in a four-hour span, so consider splurging on VIP.

There are the same amount of restaurants participating this year as last year, but this year's batch includes a handful of new contenders: Bulla, Pisco y Nazca, JR’s Gourmet Burgers, Burger Fi, Fetes & Events, Pardos Peruvian Cuisine, and Vicky Bakery. Restaurants will battle for the title of People's Choice and Judges' Choice. Winners vary each year, but Rok:Brgr remains the Best in Bun reining champ. 

Besides burgers and brews, guests can ride the "Firecracker," a mechanical bull, or take selfies at photo stations. The Regs, a classic rock band, will be playing through the night. 

Burgerliscious reps say they expect about 1,800 burger-hungry devotees, which is up from about 800 in its inaugural year. Tickets are still available, and can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.

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