Psssst, our sister publication the Beijinger is putting on its first-ever Burger Festival this Saturday, August 17 from 4-9pm at Beijing City International School. Why should you care (besides the fact that everyone loves burgers)? For one thing, entry is free for kids under 12 (and a very reasonable RMB 50 for adults). The ticket is redeemable at any vendor for a mini-burger and beer. Water, soft drinks, and fruits will also be available to keep everyone hydrated. There will be chairs and tables provided, but you can also bring your own mat to sit on and have a picnic-style day out. For younger kids, there will be three small inflated pools filled with toys to cool off in. Plus, moms and dads can enjoy some soothing late afternoon country music from the Randy Abel Stable band.
The munchies will be spirited away by the elite eight burger joints that made the cut: Home Plate Bar-B-Que (last year’s winner), Union Bar and Grille, Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Que, Great Leap Brewing, The Local, Blue Frog, Let’s Burger and Lily’s American Diner.
The final eight were chosen through a series of online voting heats on thebeijinger.com that closed on August 5. There will be a live cook-off, with the restaurants trying to make a lasting impression. The 2013 Burger Cup winner will be decided after live voting closes at 7.30pm.
Winning will not only be left to the restaurants, as there will be raffle draw with a bike from Vedett worth RMB 1,300. Also to be snapped up is a one-night stay at the Imperial Mansion, Beijing Marriott Exclusive Apartments and more.
See you there!