2019 CoVa Battle of the Burgers

CoVa Battle of the Burgers

CoVa Battle of the Burgers returned for its second year to crown Coastal Virginia’s best burger on the Southside and Peninsula with two separate events on Saturday, April 27 at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach and Saturday, May 4 at Mill Point Park in Hampton. Local restaurants battled it out as they served slider-sized versions of burgers paired with Virginia craft beers and ciders.

 

Southside Burger Battle

Southside

Attendees and food judges voted for their favorite burger after sampling sliders from J&K Style Grill, Black Pelican, Bay Local, The Egg Bistro, Old Beach Tavern, Warriors Taphouse, Sweetwater Cuisine, Casby’s, 219 Bistro, The Landing, 1608 Crafthouse, Lager Heads, The Boardroom, Repeal Bourbon and Burgers, Blue Pete’s, Union Alehouse and Sage Kitchen Virginia Beach.

Guests voted for their favorite craft brewery or cidery after tasting beers and ciders, served in a commemorative souvenir glass, from Buskey Hard Cider, Ballast Point Brewing Company, Virginia Beer Company, Coelacanth Brewing Company, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Wasserhund Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, MoMac Brewing Company, Old Bust Head Brewing Company, Old Ox Brewery, Big Ugly Brewing, Suncrush Beer, Wild Wolf Brewing Company, Fair Winds Brewing Company and Sly Clyde Ciderworks.

Lager Heads’ The Southerner was named the Judges’ Choice for best burger.

Bay Local wins at CoVa Burger Battle
Bay Local’s Fondue Burger was voted as the People’s Choice for best burger.

Suncrush Beer
Suncrush Beer was voted as the People’s Choice for best brewery/cidery.

Judges Emily Arthur, on-air personality for US106.1 and Sports Radio 96.5FM; Devin, on-air personality for 94.9 The Point; Chef Chris Hill; and Blaine Stewart, anchor for WTKR News 3 and WGNT 27, picked Lager Heads’ The Southerner as the Judges’ Choice for best burger. Bay Local’s Fondue Burger was voted as the People’s Choice for best burger. Suncrush Beer was voted as the People’s Choice for best brewery/cidery.

Attendees also enjoyed live music from Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos; fun games; a free one-year subscription to Coastal Virginia Magazine; and offerings from vendors, including Bath Fitter, Bay Dog Biscuits, Carder Realty Group, Coastal Landscapes, Dee’s Nuts, Epic Beard Photography, Heavenly Heat Salsa, Ideal Organizing Solutions, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pella Windows & Doors, Pure Romance, The Salty Gypsea, Spoon Dessert Cafe and Topgolf.

 

Peninsula Battle of the Burgers

Peninsula

Attendees and food judges voted for their favorite burger after sampling sliders from Bubba-N-Franks, Sage Kitchen Newport News, Viking Burger, Brown Chicken Brown Cow, Stillwater Tavern, Burger Theory and Amber Ox.

Guests tasted and voted for their favorite craft brewery or cidery with pours served in a commemorative souvenir glass from Virginia Beer Company, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Big Ugly Brewing, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Buskey Hard Cider, MoMac Brewing Company, Capstan Bar Brewing Company and Sly Clyde Ciderworks.

Sage Kitchen Newport News’ It’s Pasture Bedtime Burger was named as the
Judges’ Choice for best burger.

Peninsula Battle of the Burgers winner Amber Ox
Amber Ox’s Labor of Love was voted as the People’s Choice for best burger.

Sly Clyde Ciderworks was voted as the People’s Choice for best brewery/cidery.

Judges Katie Collett, anchor for WAVY-TV 10; George Culver from I Heart Food; Ryan Downey, director of media and community relations for Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau; and Karen Endsley, host of “Cooking from the Heart,” chose Sage Kitchen Newport News’ It’s Pasture Bedtime Burger as the Judges’ Choice for best burger. Amber Ox’s Labor of Love was voted as the People’s Choice for best burger. Sly Clyde Ciderworks was voted as the People’s Choice for best brewery/cidery.

Attendees also enjoyed live music from The Jason Cale Band; fun games; a free one-year subscription to Coastal Virginia Magazine; and offerings from vendors, including Bath Fitter, Burnette’s Baked Goods, Carder Realty Group, Dee’s Nuts, Heavenly Heat Salsa and JES Foundation Repair.

 

A special thanks to our sponsors US106.1, Yelp and Hampton Parks, Recreation & Leisure; vendors; live performers; breweries and cideries; and restaurants serving burgers!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit CoVaBurgerBattle.com for the latest updates on next year’s #CoVaBurgerBattle.

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