Thursday, May 16, 2024

7th Annual Boca Burger Battle Goes to the Grill

If you think it’s been hot lately, wait until you walk around the grilling area at Boca Raton’s Sanborn Square on July 14.

For the seventh year, the Boca Burger Battle: A Grilling Affair! stars area burger-meisters in a finger-licking competition that produces some amazing eating and gives someone big bragging rights.

If you remember, in 2017, Best Grill Master was Deck 84 (first place), Sybarite Pig (second place, now closed) and M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom (third place). The People’s Choice Award winner was ROK:BRGR, kicking Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox off the pedestal it owned in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

There will also be alternative burgers, craft beers and wines. You can watch the Grill Master Judges eating their way through the contenders, and then you can vote for the People’s Choice Award burger. Part of the proceeds go to the non-profit PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership), based in Boca Raton.

Entrants will include last year’s winners, such as M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom, as well as Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox.

Tickets for this hottest event are $50 each for general admission from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., which includes unlimited food tastings and three drink tickets. Spring for VIP tickets at $125 each, and those allow you in to eat one hour earlier at 6 p.m., along with unlimited food and drink tastings. No pets allowed, and this battle goes on rain or shine.

Sanborn Square Park, 72 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton;


A fun dog day of summer at Bark + Brunch

At this event, you’re supposed to bring your pup!

On July 15, from 11 a.m. to sunset, join Bark + Brunch on the 500 block of Clematis in West Palm Beach for dog games, dog washing, a talent contest and live music, among other activities.

There will be brunch available until 3 p.m. Doggie pools, dog treats and dog adoptions from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Blesses Paws Animal Rescue will be featured. Put a hat on your furry friend (they get sunburned, too!) and join the fun.


Max’s Grille alums join the Ouzo Bay team

Brian Bagley and Laura Huron

Mediterranean restaurant Ouzo Bay in Mizner Park recently underwent a change in management, bringing in Laura Huron and Brian Bagley as managing partners.

Names sound familiar? They were both formerly of Max’s Grille, also located in Mizner Park. Between the two of them, they worked at the restaurant for more than 30 years.



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Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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