PICS: Be Prepared for Major FOMO When You See Rach at Burger Bash 2017

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 4:50 PM, February 27, 2017

Rachael Ray Show

Aired February 27, 2017

Imagine an alternate reality in which it’s your job to eat burgers crafted by some of the best chefs in the country. That was Rach’s momentous task this weekend when she hosted the 11th annual Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival.


Hundreds of people attended the party along with Rach and her celeb chef pal, Guy Fieri, which was held under a tent ON THE BEACH. We’re not jealous or anything.


A chuck-and-brisket burger with fig chutney, Brie fondue, shaved red onions and arugula on a potato roll (courtesy of Tucker Duke's Lunch Box in Deerfield Beach, FL) took the Red Robin Best of the Bash prize. Okay, now stop drooling, you’re getting it all over your keyboard.

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Rach’s hubby, John Cusimano, chef Andrew Zimmern, Rach and Burger Bash competitor “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto don’t look like they’re enjoying themselves at all. Nope.


Look we love ALL cheeses here, but there’s just something about a burger with good old American cheese. This cheeseburger -- with onion and sunchoke relish on a sesame seed bun (from Little Jack's Tavern in Charleston, SC) -- won the Schweid & Sons Very Best Burger prize.


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The People's Choice award went to this Miami hometown burger (from Jr's Gourmet Burger in Miami Springs, FL). Two slices of white bread wrapped in bacon, cream cheese and guava form the wrapping for a seasoned Angus patty.