I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I try to be a flexatarian. Meaning, I follow mostly a plant based diet, but will eat a little meat. However there are some times where the gloves are off and the whole plant based diet thing goes way out the window.
A Burger & Beer Bash is one of those times.
As part of Westchester Magazine’s Food & Wine Festival weekend, they hosted the Burger & Beer Bash. When I found out about it, I was all over it. The ticket price was a bit steep ($65). But, to me this meant that this was going to be an orderly event. I’ve been to festivals where admission was free but the food was not, and those are always a mess of all sides of humanity filled with long lines and everyone running out of food. Plus I’m not a fan of wall to wall people.
It was a rainy Thursday night, which meant everyone hung out under the large tent. This created the wall to wall of people, but it at least it was orderly. Getting through took time, but wasn’t too annoying, which was nice. Plus it let me test out my theory of the most efficient way to touch people to get them to move out of the way.
There were 28 restaurants pushing their slider sized burger samplings to hopefully win my vote for the “Cadillac of Burgers”. As for beer selections, there was a few choices from Captain Lawrence (including my favorite Liquid Gold) and from Blue Moon. I tried the Tongue Thai-ed offering from Blue Moon. It was really good, and very well spiced. Something to keep an eye out for!
As for the 28 offerings? Of the 28 restaurants, we opted to skip 3 of them (Westchester Burgar Company, Lazy Boy Saloon and BGR) since we had been to the restaurants (and had their burgers) already. So, that left 25 to work through. We rocked it.