#SCBDEventRecap: The Great Jersey Shore Burger Contest


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This is the 2nd event for April’s Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. If you’ve wondered about going, stop wondering and go next season. This is a day of fun and food. Isn’t that what the Jersey Shore is all about?

This is hosted by Bar A in Belmar. For $30 there were many burgers and these cute little tasting mugs for beer. The beer was Jersey Shore’s very own Beach Haus. There was an IPA and a Pilsner. It’s got me hooked on the IPA. Bold, yet satisfying. And did I say great with burgers? A shout out here to Julie the bartender in the main area of the burger competition. She was filling those tiny mugs for hours with a smile. Thanks.photo 1

So my companion and I signed in and got our tasting mugs and were on our way. A little burger, a little beer. What a fine time. People were inside, outside, taking up all spaces Bar A provided.

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Now to the burgers. They were all so different. Cave, an all Paleo restaurant in Avon had a bunless burger that was juicy and tasty with a hint of siracha. Bar A, representing the house, had a Tex mex burger with a ghost pepper sauce, hoo haa, spicy!

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Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park had a burger with caramelized onions that they do so well. Harpoon Willy’s, Wall, had a burger with avocado and roasted tomatoes that made it so juicy. Shipwreck Point from Point Pleasant, known for its gourmet fair, did not let us down. Their burger was pulled brisket in their own BBQ sauce and a special slaw. Jersey Shore BBQ, Belmar, had a burger with pulled pork on it, oh yeah. I’ll be stopping by for one of those again.

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709 in Point Pleasant had a no bread cheeseburger. No bread, but a Haloumi cheese bun. It was a 2 napkin burger but well worth the needed napkins.
The Committed Pig from Manasquan, did the People’s Choice winner burger. It had an onion ring on top and a little siracha, just a little and the bun,like a pillow for that burger. I may be committed to this burger. All in all, a fun time and creative food, too.

Now, enjoy the rest of Jersey Shore Restaurant Week.

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