Do you have the beef and the brains to discover Miami’s next burger? Florida burger mavens take heed -- New York’s famed burger restaurant 5 Napkin Burger, known for some of the juiciest and most delicious burgers in the Northeast, poses this important question as it heads south, and prepares to open on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road this June. To celebrate, 5 Napkin Burger is challenging Floridians to concoct the best Miami Burger in the “Build the Miami Burger” Challenge beginning May 5, 2011.
Go to www.5napkinburger.com/miamicontest to submit a recipe, a sketch, a video or a concept that best describes the Miami Burger by June 1, 2011 and you can win a cool one thousand dollars worth of 5 Napkin Burger dining. From mango to manchego, offer up your best suggestions as to what you think represents the Magic City burger-wise. Our chefs will taste test your creation and the winner will have their burger featured as a special on the opening 5 Napkin Burger menu.
Executive Chef Andy D’Amico, the creator of 5 Napkin Burger, the only upscale (and full-service) restaurant devoted to the art of the hamburger, will be on hand to select the winner. The winning burger will be announced on 5 Napkin Burger’s Facebook (facebook.com/5napkinburger) and Twitter (twitter.com/5napkinburger).
The 5 Napkin Burger brand is already legendary in New York and Boston, with Miami slated as the fifth location for this burger paradise. Chef Andy and his 5 Napkin Burger concept are at the forefront of the burger renaissance in America as evidenced by their recent crowning of “Best Burger 2010” by AOL’s CityBest survey and “Best New Burger” at the 2009 Time Out New York Eat Out Awards
The menu in Miami mirrors the New York and Boston locations; with expertly prepared American classics including sushi maki rolls, matzo ball soup, steak frites and fish & chips rounding out the roster, with the stars - of course - being the burgers. The signature is 10 ounces of fresh ground chuck topped with rosemary aioli, caramelized onions and melted Gruyère on a soft white roll. The full lineup includes the all-American Bacon Cheddar, Italian Turkey, Veggie, Lamb, Tuna, Inside Out, and Burger Salad. Now what can you come up with?
Sorry the contest is only open to Florida, New York and Massachusetts residents. For full rules and regulations please visit 5napkinburger.com/MiamiContestRules.