SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022 · 1 – 8 PM
14TH AVENUE AT 21ST STREET · VERO BEACH, FL

Start celebrating Independence Day week with a bang featuring two of America’s favorite things, Burgers & Brews! Live performances will entertain the crowd all day along with street vendors, a free kids zone, brews, food trucks and delicious burgers.

One of the highlights at Burgers & Brews is the “Best Burger in Indian River County Competition”. This competition is held from 1 to 4pm along 21st Street. Purchase your tickets now to have a chance in voting for your favorite burger!

Don’t forget to purchase your VIP tickets to enjoy the reserved seating in the air-conditioned VIP Lounge, complimentary cocktails, a variety of local craft brews, and soft drinks, as well as outdoor seating exclusively for VIP guests.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact Allison Zukowski at 772-770-0740 ext. 204

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2022 BURGER COMPETITION WINNERS

Judge's Choice Award

1st Place

The Grill at CW Willis Family Farms

2nd Place

American Icon Brewery

3rd Place

Big Shots Golf

Peoples Choice Award

1st Place

Barefoot Cafe

2nd Place

Heaton's Vero Beach

3rd Place

The Brennity at Vero Beach

2022 BURGER COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS

2022 BURGER COMPETITION JUDGES

DAN WOOD

Owner/Operator/Chef of Café 66, Dan started his restaurant career washing dishes and prepping at a local beachside gourmet market where he quickly worked his way up to Chef. He attended the Culinary Arts program at IRSC and has been mentored by accomplished local Chef’s at fine dining restaurants, resorts, and country clubs. In 2017 he left his job as Banquet and Catering Chef at Capt. Hiram’s to take on the roll of Chef at Café 66. In 2019 he and Lacy purchased the restaurant which moved from its location on 66th Ave to its current iconic location, formerly Fat Boys, on US 1 in Vero. Dan has held many positions over the last 25 years but Café 66 is his greatest accomplishment. Cafe 66 won the 2021 Golden Fork Awards in three categories: Judges' Pick, People's Choice and Kids' Choice. They moved on to the Master Chef competition where they won both Judges' Pick and People's Choice! When he is not stirring something up in the kitchen, he enjoys spending time with Lacy and Abbie, fishing and boating.

SUE TORRES

Sue Torres has been setting the standard for gourmet Mexican fare for over twenty years. She’s a highly accomplished chef, television personality, consultant and philanthropist. Her impressive culinary career has been marked by creativity, critical acclaim, and passion for good food. Born to an Italian mother and a Puerto Rican father, Chef Torres grew up on Long Island, where her grandparents grew vegetables in their home garden and taught her the basics of preparing meals with organic, locally grown, seasonal ingredients. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Torres officially earned her cooking stripes at some of New York City’s best restaurants: The “21” Club, La Grenouille, Isabella’s, Lola’s, Arizona 206, Rocking Horse Café Mexicano, and Hell’s Kitchen. An artist of the kitchen as well as a humanitarian, Chef Torres has used her renown to serve as a role model and to actively participate in various fundraisers. Chef Torres has been honored by the White House as “Champion of Change” for participating in the “Chefs Move to Schools” initiative, which intends to make children's lunches more healthful and curb childhood obesity.

THOMAS MILLER

Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy,” is now the host and producer of the brand new show called Holy Grail Eats! He has been a professional food blogger for the past 7 years and is very passionate about finding “Holy Grail” dishes and supporting local mom and pop owned restaurants! He has reviewed over 250 local restaurants in the last 7 years and his food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands each month on his website treasurecoastfoodie.com. As a Google Maps Level 8 Local Guide, he has submitted over 3,000 photos that have been viewed over 50 million times. His foodie tribe is over 125,000 strong on the Treasure Coast and his Foodie Meetups and Chef’s Table Dining events are some of the Top Culinary experiences on the Treasure Coast!

LEANNE KELLEHER

Chef Leanne Kelleher moved to Vero Beach from Watertown, CT in 1982. She completed her senior year and graduated from St. Edward’s School in Vero Beach 1983. She attended and graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 1991 followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University in 1993. For the next seven years Chef Kelleher worked at a number of restaurants including The Black Pearl and Café du Soir gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to eventually launch The Tides in April 2000. Since then The Tides has received numerous awards and accolades, the most recent being Trip Advisor’s “Traveler’s Choice Award,” placing The Tides in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide. With a strong sense of community, Chef Kelleher has supported many charitable organizations including United Against Poverty and many others.

    2021 APPLE PIE EATING CONTEST

    Apple Pie Eating Contest Participants

    LIVE MUSIC

    JOHNNY AND THE BLAZE

    1pm - 4pm

    Johnny and the Blaze

    21 TO BURN

    5pm - 8pm

    21 to Burn

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BENEFITING UNITED AGAINST POVERTY

Proceeds from this event will benefit United Against Poverty (UP) programs that are designed to empower and inspire people living in poverty to lift their families to economic self-sufficiency.

“The funds raised from Burgers & Brews allow the team at United Against Poverty to continue to work towards their shared purpose of empowering and inspiring individuals to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.”
-Matthew Tanner, Executive Director United Against Poverty of Indian River County

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