Boca Burger Battle 2023 Contenders



This year's Contenders have locations throughout South Florida:
Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach,
Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lake Worth,
Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and so many more...

Funky Buddha Brewery Chef Jeff Vincent

2018 CHAMPION for Judges' 1st Place pick for "Best Grill Master"
About Chef Jeff Vincent - A South Carolina native and graduate of the University of Hard Knocks (still enlisted) -- has at one time worked just about every job there is in a kitchen. Starting as a humble dishwasher in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Jeff has followed his passion across the south, leading him to take on the role of Executive Chef at the esteemed Highland Country Club from 2006-2012. Jeff most recently helmed the kitchen at Beauty and the Feast at the Atlantic Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, where he earned the restaurant rave reviews for its Southern-inspired cuisine (a style Jeff refers to as “simple, with good ingredients”). Jeff is a natural charmer and loves to shag (the dance, of course). He lives with his two sons in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Funky Buddha Brewery | 1201 NE 38th Street Oakland Park, FL 33334 | 954.440.0046 | Web

MEAT Boca Raton MEAT Eatery and Taproom

2019, 2016, 2015 CHAMPION for Judges' 1st Place pick for "Best Grill Master" and 2017 3rd Place Judges' pick for "Best Grill Master"!
Chef George Patti is Chef/co-owner of M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom. He was the Chef and Co-owner of the top rated Upper Florida Keys restaurant, Tasters Grille, from 2009 to 2015. These restaurants have been featured in USA Today Travel 10, Travel + Leisure, Tasting Table, Social Florida Guide and Florida Travel and Life. In the past five years he has won local awards for Best Chef (three times in the Keys and once in South Florida’s Burgie Awards), his Yellowtail Entrée and Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, Best Overall Restaurant (Tasters Grille), Soups (twice), Desserts (twice), Burgers (twice) and four years in a row for his Smoked Fish Dip. Chef Patti has been featured in Bon Appétit Magazine for his grilled filet mignon with chocolate port wine sauce and tempura battered bokchoy. In 2003 during his time as Executive Chef and partner at Sweet Sop Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, he received glowing reviews in both the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald newspapers. He has also been featured on the national television show, Finer Living, which showcased him preparing his signature dish, pan-seared scallops with sweet potato rum sauce and roasted scotch bonnet. Chef George was recently featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives that aired on Friday, April 22nd, 2016. Be sure to catch the re-run of the episode. George Patti’s prior culinary experiences include positions as Chef de Cuisine at Louis’ in Charleston, SC under James Beard Award winning Chef Louis Osteen; Sous Chef at Sfuzzi Italian Restaurant, Executive Chef for Odyssey Cruises and at Ten Penh all in Washington, DC. He is a Johnson & Whales culinary graduate.

M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom | 2 locations in Florida | Web

2831 N Federal Highway, Ste #9 Boca Raton, FL 33431 | 561.419.2600
88005 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 | 305.852.3833

Cheffrey Eats Jeffrey Lemmerman

2019 1st Place People's Choice pick for "Best Battle Burger" and 2018 CHAMPION for Judges' 3rd Place pick for "Best Grill Master"
The Best Burgers in South Florida! We’re a bad-a** South Florida food truck that has it out for your taste buds – every last one of ‘em. Cheffrey Eats is about creative expression – a platform on wheels where we mash flavors from around the world into American delicacies like burgers, fries, and mac ‘n cheese. Chef Jeffrey Lemmerman entered the culinary scene at an early age and swiftly became a head chef at 26. He then opened Cheffrey Eats during Summer 2016 to create freely and to share his gifts of the grill with his famished followers who crown him Best Burgers in South Florida on the daily.

Cheffrey Eats | South Florida Food Truck | 954.647.4145 | Web

Burtons Grill and Bar Boca Raton Burtons Grill and Bar burger

Burtons Grill and Bar is located in the new Park Place Shopping Center on Military Trail in Boca. Burtons is fast becoming the lunch and dinner spot for locals. And is also a great place for power lunching and socializing after work. We do offer reservations and take-out is also available. Since 2005 Burtons Grill & Bar has one simple goal in a complex and highly competitive business, “Delight every Guest“ one at a time, everytime! Whether it’s our traditional fare you will come to love or our chef-driven innovative local preparations, we promise you'll be coming back for more. In our legendary scratch kitchen we are also able to customize our menu offerings so we meet your dietary needs or wants. Our business provides guests with an array of high quality food and beverages along with friendly knowledgeable staff so that we keep your loyalty. We appreciate your loyalty and we know we must earn it every time you visit.

Burtons Grill and Bar | 5580 North Military Trail Boca Raton, FL 33496 | 561.465.2036 | Web

Legends Tavern and Grille Legends Tavern and Grille Palm Beach Gardens

Legends Tavern and Grille is a growing family of restaurants true to gastropub fare. Boasting great varieties of local craft beer, handcrafted food, relaxing atmosphere, friendly service all at an affordable price. Father and son duo, Russel and Jess Louis aim to deliver legendary food that pleases palates from all walks of life. Our team has grass roots in the food industry, learning the true art of food in a non-structured setting. Our passion is food, no frills, just the happiness it brings to our consumers. Legends Tavern and Grille has six locations; Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point, Sunrise, Pompano Beach, Plantation and our new location in Palm Beach Gardens.

Legends Tavern and Grille | 6 locations in south Florida | Web

1391 S Military Trail Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 | 754.212.2655
3128 N Federal Highway Lighthouse Point, FL 33064 | 754.220.8932
10079 W Oakland Park Blvd Sunrise, FL 33351 | 954.742.7115
10 SW 6th Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060 | 954.933.3859
1387 S University Drive Plantation, FL 33324 | 954.652.1162
4550 Donald Ross Rd Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 | 561.766.2994

La Perrada del Gordo Gordo Burger

2019 CHAMPION for Judges' 2nd Place pick for "Best Grill Master"
La Perrada del Gordo opened in June of 2003 in West Palm Beach, FL, by its owners Elizabeth Novoa and Miguel Martinez, mother and son duo, who wanted the American dream of doing business in this country, the country of opportunities. For over 15 years they have been delivering Colombian flavor and delights to the south Florida, “gourmet fast foods” which fits with the newest gastronomic trend.
Their beginnings started with a simple rented mobile hot dog cart that they move around daily from one place to another on Military Trail, from Gun Club Rd to Forest Hill Blvd, and built relationships with customers by telephone to let them know where they were that day.
In June 2004, they took ownership of a fixed location in Flea Market and then in March, 2007 they opened their famous West Palm Beach location. Then, after huge growth they opened their second location in Boca Raton, FL in March, 2012.
Today, they continue to increase sales and are focusing on opening franchises with new entrepreneurs who want to multiply their opportunities with an accredited brand. We have a great product of the highest quality, a unique and exclusive menu and a system of work which allows a dynamic flow and process to provide an excellent and timely service to our loyal customers.

La Perrada del Gordo Web
23039 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL 33428 | 561.672.1883
2650 S Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33415 | 561.968.6978

Bar Louie Coconut Creek Bar Louie Burger

Eat. Drink. Be Happy. The tenants of the Original Gastrobar. Great drinks, chef-inspired food, and awesome service in a comfortable atmosphere where you are encouraged to relax and hand out. With Bar Louie, no two bars are going to be exactly the same. We listen to our neighbors and let them shape us, not the other way around. That's what makes Bar Louie special. No corners cut. No excuses! It's not always the easiest way to do things, but it's the right way. Because if you're not going to give people something special, why bother at all? So whether you're looking for good food, a refreshing cocktail, or just conversation, Bar Louie has you covered.

Bar Louie | 4443 Lyons Road Suite D-101, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 | 954.543.5865 | Web

Throw Social Throw Social Delray Beach

Let's Party Like a Flock Star, Delray Beach! THROW Social is a fabulous tropical venue combining games, cocktails, delicious food, live music. cabanas, corn hole, ping pong, axe throwing & more. Drink Booze & Throw Things!

Throw Social | 29 SE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 | 800.561.0755 | Web

Marcos Top Burgers Marcos Top Burger Food Truck

Marco’s Top Burgers, originally Marquinho’s Top Burgers, started with the intention of bringing Brazilian style burgers to the community of south Florida, a first of its kind. Marco and his wife Ana rented a small ghost kitchen in 2018, and after Marco’s day job, he would heat up the grill while Ana took orders over the phone and the drivers ensured a speedy delivery. Soon enough, people were telling their friends and family about the burgers and the business took off. In less than a year, the company went from 2 to 6 delivery drivers, and the orders kept on coming.
Marco and Ana have been in the food industry all their lives, previously owning a restaurant together, but Marco’s Top Burgers presented an opportunity to combine what they love to do, with what customers were seeking, especially the Brazilian community in South Florida, which was Brazilian style burgers that tasted like home.
With demand growing, Marco and Ana took a leap of faith and invested in a food truck, for the first time serving customers with dine in and take out options. Soon after, the company partnered up for a few months with a local supermarket where the first burger joint was opened up. With the food truck doing private parties and neighborhood nights, and the burger joint expanding clientele, Marco and Ana had their hands full. It was time for the next step.
In 2021, in the middle of the pandemic, Marco’s Top Burgers opened doors in Pompano Beach. This restaurant allowed them to put in practice all the know-how they have been accumulating for years in order to create a cozy environment for customers to enjoy tasty burgers, fresh meals, and a good atmosphere.
Marco and Ana are believers in God and their purpose in life is beyond themselves. Marco’s Top Burgers is a tangible proof that dreams do come true when you serve God with love. We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. May this story keep growing with success and love as Marco’s Top Burgers continues their mission.

Marco's Top Burgers | 3350 NW 22nd Terrace #400B Pompano Beach, FL 33069 | 954.366.3651 | Web

Additional BITES! provided by:

A Flair For Fudge Hilary Saporta

A Flair For Fudge will be serving three different kinds of Fudge!
Armed with twelve unique creations such as Cuban Coffee Toffee, Wasabi and Ginger, Key Lime Pie, Guava and Cream Cheese, White Chocolate Blueberry Pie, Black Bean, and Oreo® Cookie, A Flair For Fudge was launched in April, 2011, offering a distinct spin on this classic treat. Owner, Hilary Saporta , started experimenting with additional ingredients such as black beans. “I drew on my mother-in-law’s Cuban roots for that one.” The results are some of the most original combinations and delicious tasting fudge, anyone will ever experience. Encouraged by the quick progress of her exciting new enterprise, orders started coming in almost immediately from old friends, colleagues and the “South Florida motorcycle community.” In fact, she received her first corporate order from a local property of a national hotel chain after her second week in business. In addition, A Flair For Fudge just landed a monthly gift program deal with a major automotive retailer. “I am so flattered and thankful for all of the wonderful support and incredible response to my product. It fuels my dream and determination to take this company nationally. If you love what you do, you’ll love how you live. I’m certainly doing that and I realize how lucky I am,” Hilary said. A Flair For Fudge ships nationally. Treat yourself to the extraordinary. Treat yourself to Real! Unique! Fudge! Order online at

A Flair For Fudge | 754.444.0585 | Web


Photo of Salt 7 accepting the award for 2014
Judge's Pick for "Best Grill Master"

Salt 7 Best Burger 2014

Photo of Tucker Duke's Lunchbox accepting the award for 2014
People's Choice for "Best Boca Burger"

Tucker Duke's Lunchbox Best Burger 2014

Photo of Bite Gastrotruck accepting the award for 2013
Judge's Pick for "Best Grill Master"

Burger Battle Winner Bite Gastrotruck