Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse Summer Truffle bacon burger

As spring settles in and the weather starts to warm up, anticipation naturally builds for A.C. Weekly’s premier spring event, Burger Bash. For those who may not have attended in past years, Burger Bash is a gloriously gluttonous beef-themed event that takes year at Golden Nugget Atlantic City. The fun goes from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18. It will once again feature an entire ballroom filled with some of the tastiest burgers from some of the top bars and restaurants in all of South Jersey plus drink specials and a rocking soundtrack of classic rock courtesy of LeCompt. Guests will be able to sample an unlimited amount of slider-sized burgers from each restaurant and vote for their favorite. There will also be a trio of esteemed judges handing out their awards for the Top 3 burgers.

Each year the event seems to grow, and for 2019 we truly have a lot to be excited for, as Burger Bash IV will feature the most restaurants we have ever participating — 20. And while many of your old favorites like Ruby’s Dinette and last year’s reigning champs Margate Dairy Bar & Burger will return to compete, we are particularly excited about how much new blood is in the race this year. We are talking about classic spots like Essl’s Dugout, new kids on the block like Galloway’s own Tony Beef and even big names like Gordon Ramsay Steak whose entry includes a heavenly short rib blend beef patty with raclette cheese, bacon and Vidalia onion aioli on a ciabatta bun. There’s one to put on your “must try” list.

Want the official list of who will be there May 18? Fair enough. Here ya go…

Essl’s Dugout

AC Burger Co.

Gordon Ramsay Steak

Margate Dairy Bar

Topgolf Swing Suite

Villain & Saint

Ruby’s Dinette

Johnny Rockets

Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall

Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House

Tony Beef

Michael Patrick’s Brasserie

Vic & Anthony’s

Chelsea Five Gastropub

Council Oak Fish

Hard Rock Café

Joseph’s at Renault Winery

Bill’s Bar & Burger

Mouth still watering? That’s your taste buds instructing you to head over to ACWeekly.com/burgerbash and purchase your passes today. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $45 for VIP which includes a free T-shirt and one-hour early entry to the event. Grab yours before they sell out!