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Photos from Washingtonian’s Bud & Burger Battle

Photos from Washingtonian’s Bud & Burger Battle

DC foodies and beer lovers gathered at the Yards Park for Washingtonian’s first Bud & Burger Battle on Thursday, August 4. The evening bash featured mouth-watering burgers from 14 local restaurants, unlimited Budweiser and Bud Light, delicious light bites from Catering by Seasons, and popular hits by DC cover band Jeff from Accounting.

Event attendees enjoyed lawn games, ice cream, popcorn, and unlimited samples of burgers from participating restaurants, who battled for the Critic’s Choice Award, picked by Washingtonian food critics Anna Speigel and Ann Limpert, and the People’s Choice Award, voted on by by guests. Due South was the winner of the Critic’s Choice Award, and Bidwell won the People’s Choice Award with 87 votes. Medium Rare was the first runner-up, followed by second runner-up Open Road. Leading up to the event, the top vote-getter of the “Best Burger” online poll was Commodore / Rebellion.

This event would not have been possible without our event sponsors: Budweiser, Infiniti, and Princess Cruises.

A big thank you to our partners: The Capitol Riverfront BID, Catering by Seasons, Digital Lightning, Jeff from Accounting, Select Event GroupEvent Rentals DC, Ben & Jerry’s, and Booth-o-Rama.

Participating Restaurants:

All photos by Sam Kittner. 

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Sonya Einhorn and Anne Keeney.
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Guests were greeted with Budweiser upon entering the event.
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Hard Rock Cafe served delicious sliders for foodies to enjoy.
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Mike Rizzo, Jodi Fick, Courtney Sanford, and Tom Czebatul.
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Guests relaxed in Infiniti’s lounge, where they enjoyed a hydration station and ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s.
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Emily Gershon and Ethan Jorgensen-Earp.
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Guests played lawn games in Budweiser’s beer garden.
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Princess Cruises provided a gourmet popcorn bar for guests.

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An aerial view of Washingtonian’s Bud & Burger Battle.
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Nikki Parker, Ben Brewster, and Lizzy Lambertson.
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DC cover band Jeff from Accounting entertained guests all evening long with hit after hit.
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Infiniti gave out branded water bottles at their hydration station.
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b by DC Penn Quarter impressed guests with this burger tower.
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Ryland Greenhouse and Collin Evans.
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Attendees cooled off with Budweiser.
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Mordecai Scott enjoys one of the many delicious burgers at the event.
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Guests enjoyed checking out the luxurious Infiniti models at the event.
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A chalk artist in the Budweiser beer garden.
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Stoney’s preparing patties for guests.
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Budweiser’s Cassie Mabery and Rachel Tyroler pose in a photo booth provided by Booth-o-Rama.
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More than 600 guests came out to enjoy unlimited burgers and beer.
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Haley Braun and JJ Pavlovich.
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Guests cooled off with ice cream in Infiniti’s lounge.
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Janelle Sands, Chris Watkins, and Sandra Garcia.
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Catering by Seasons’ Alberto Trevizo and Keith Petrack enjoy water from Infiniti’s hydration station.
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Tasty Burger served delicious full-sized burgers for guests.
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Patrick Owens, a local DC chalk artist, sketched the Infiniti QX60 during the Bud & Burger Battle.
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Budweiser created a beer garden where guests played corn hole and oversized beer pong.
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Due South was the winner of Washingtonian’s Critic’s Choice Award, picked by food critics Anna Speigel and Ann Limpert.
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Guests paired Budweiser and Bud Light with burger sliders.
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Attendees were impressed by the luxurious Infiniti car models.
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Missy White and Rese Chorpening.
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Budweiser kept guests entertained with a GIF photo booth in their beer garden, provided by Booth-o-Rama.
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Attendees entered to win a $200 gift card to Fiola Mare in Infiniti’s lounge.
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Susan Ghanem and Liz Donnelly.
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Andrea Gomperts and Steve Chottiner.
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Bidwell was the winner of the People’s Choice Award, voted on by event attendees.
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Chris Westfall paired his burger with a Budweiser.
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Princess Cruises served popcorn in their lounge, where guests could relax on lounge chairs.
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Judy Hanson and Mario Trevizo played corn hole in the Budweiser beer garden.
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Washingtonian’s Cathy Merrill Williams and Infiniti’s Philip Scates.
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Budweiser’s Bud & Burger themed bar.
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Bob Rose of Princess Cruises called out the lucky winners of an exclusive prize.
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A 3-D chalk artist drew fun Bud & Burger pictures in the Budweiser beer garden.