Burger Showdown takes over Curtis Hixon Park

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – Top area restaurants gathered at the beautiful Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa Saturday to grill their way to the title of the best burger in town.

The annual competition Burger Showdown sponsored by Budweiser, WFLA News Channel 8 and several other local businesses donates all the proceeds to a local charity. The winning restaurant gets bragging rights to be called the best burger place in town.

PHOTOS: Burger Showdown

This year’s contestants included Eats, The Empress Tea Room, James Joyce Irish Pub, Grey/Salt, Just Grillin, Grille One Sixteen, Champions, Wow, Duffy’s, Duke’s Brewhouse and the Rolling Gourmet.

WFLA’s Gayle Guyardo, Leigh Spann and Leslee Lacey are attending the showdown.

The tickets were sold out before the event started.

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