Philadelphia, PA - The Philly Burger Brawl is one of the top foodie events in the entire city, started by Maggie and Rob Wasserman in 2011 on a playground at the William M Meredith Elementary school. Since then, The Philly Burger Brawl has turned into a huge annual event with over 60 competitors, and your ticket price goes to benefit "The fund for the Philadelphia School District" to provide financial management and direction.
The Burger Brawl has over the years, raised over $283,000.00 to fuel much-needed programs, so there is much more substance to the Philly Burger Brawl than just eating hamburgers, and It's the perfect way to enjoy the fall weather while benefiting a great cause.
Philadelphia Burger Brawl Organizer and Founder Rob Wasserman said, "We are so thrilled to break a new record for Philadelphia Burger Brawl. What an amazing day for the Philadelphia region's food scene - and Philadelphia schools. There was an electric excitement we saw at the grills from the restaurants and the thousands of attendees. The weather couldn't have been better, and we loved our new digs at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Jim Beam, along with all the sponsors, donors, volunteers and restaurants that made today possible. We are thrilled to be on track to meet and maybe exceed our goal for 2019 to raise funds to help our classrooms through the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia. We look forward to sharing how much was raised after we calculate expenses - and we are excited this year to share a list of the projects we are funding in multiple schools as a result of today's event."
This years winner was Chris Barnes from Lucky's Last Chance at 848 S 2nd st and 4421 Main St Phila Pa took home the Judge's award for "Best Burger," we have talked a lot about their delicious burgers on our show.
While, Chef Eric Paraskevas, from Bainbridge St Barrel House at 625 S 6th st won the "Peoples Choice" award, so look for the Philly Burger Brawl next year, for some great family fun, while benefiting a great cause.
Check out more coverage of the event on Indie Philly Radio, PhillyBite Magazine and the "Dining On A Dime" radio show to find more photos and live interviews, taken during the event.