Meet the Contenders for the Blue Moon Burger Bash

This Showdown is Sure to be Juicy

The annual New York City Wine and Food Festival kicked off yesterday and continues tonight with the always hyped, highly Instagram-able Blue Moon Burger Bash. Presented by Pat LeFrieda Meats, the 10th Anniversary event  will be pinning past Bash winners against new contenders to see who makes the “juiciest, most delicious burger in town.”

Tickets are still available to try each of the chef’s perfect patties along with sides and desserts before casting your vote for the Blue Moon People’s Choice Award. Top honors will be judged by a celebrity panel including: Lance Bass, Elvis Duran, Jaymee Sire, and BD Wong, while Rachel Ray hosts and entertainment is provided by legendary, Grammy Award-winning hip hop group Naughty by Nature.

Now, on to the evening’s real stars.

Chef Matt Abdoo
Pig Beach

Chef Franklin Becker
FB Hospitality

Chef Natasha Cade
Coolhaus Ice Cream

Chef Andy D’Amico
5 Napkin Burger

Brad FarmerieChef Nicole Gajadhar
Saxon + Parole

Chef William J. Gauger
The Baroness Bar and Kitchen

Chef Joe Isidori 
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

Chef Andrew Kitko
STK Downtown

Chef Shane McBride
Pig Beach

@boozeandburgers knows what's up! We are ready to rock tomorrows #BURGERBASH @nycwff @patlafrieda #pigbeachnyc

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Chef Jesus Núñez 
Benjamin Steakhouse Prime

Chef Mark Rosati
Shake Shack

Chef Spencer Rubin
Melt Shop

Chef Laurent Tourondel
LT Burger

Chef Admir Alibasic
Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

The perfect mid-day meal #LunchDoneRight ✔️

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Chef PJ Calapa 
The Spaniard

Chef Kevin Chojnowski 
The Standard Grill

Chef Janice de Castro 
Jae NYC Eats

Chef Allison Fasano
Urbani Truffles

Chef Richard Hales
Bird & Bone at The Confidante Hotel

Chef Matthew Hyland

Chef Michael Jenkins

Chef David Malbequi
David’s Café

Chef Edward McFarland 
Pig Beach

Chef Viko Ortega
Buns Bar

Chef Jerry Rotunno
The Committed Pig

When your head says “gym,” but your heart says, “Triple B Burger.”

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Chef Scott Schneider
Ai Fiori

Chef Robert Austin Cho
Kimchi Smoke

Chef Josh Capon
Burger & Barrel Winepub

Chef Armando Cortes
Buns Bar

21st century burger, at Buns bar @bunsbar @chukandblade @chefarmandocortes

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Chef Paul Denamiel 
Le Rivage

Chef Adam Harvey
A&E Supply Co

Chef Robert Irvine
Robert Irvine’s Public House

Chef Gary King

Chef Angie Mar
The Beatrice Inn

Chef Harold Moore
Harold’s Meat + Three

Chef Michael Reilly
The NoMad Bar

Three for the Fourth. Photo by @iampatrickchin #TheNoMadBar

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Chef Laëtita Rouabah

Chef Kristen Tomlan

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