Burger, Beer And Balls Bash Brings Foodie Joy To Brickell on Saturday

Worried you'll have nothing to do this Saturday afternoon after a week's worth of hard work? Swing by the Inaugural Burger, Beer and Balls Bash presented by Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival at the historic Miami Circle, 401 Brickell

Ave., next to The Icon Brickell, from 4 to 10 p.m.

"Its a great opportunity to take advantage of a summer weekend," said Cindy Bettner, Producer & Director of the Miami Taste of Brickell Food & Wine Festival. "Brickell offers a bevy of great hotels and restaurants we want to introduce to the citizens of Miami."

Who's cooking up those burgers and balls? A pretty solid list of 305 eateries, including The Meatball Joint, Toscana Divino, Taverna Opa, Rosa Mexicano and a couple dozen more.

General admission to the event is $10 and includes access to live music, beer tasting, giveaways, vendors, and a free kids area.

Samples from the more than 30 participating restaurants are available for as little as $1. VIP admission ranges from $65-$100 and includes 30 $1 vouchers good at any of the restaurants booths as well as admission to the Wine & Spirits tasting. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

"We are really excited about the community outreach and being able to help out the Boys & Girls club," said Bentner, who adds she's most looking forward to the burger eating contest.

Teams of four will compete in taking down a behemoth 14 pound burger sometime around the midpoint of the event. In addition, Bash participants will vote on their favorite meatballs, beer and burgers to be awarded at the end of the day.

Along with the bars and restaurants involved, representatives from the Homestead Speedway and Miami Marlins, among other South Florida institutions, will be on hand with giveaways and prizes.

To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

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