Vic and Anthonys Steakhouse Summer Truffle bacon burger, Nueske bacon, Jersey Tomato,truffle cheese, whole grain honey mustard. Atlantic City, NJ. March 20, 2018, (photo credit Kristian Gonyea/ Press of Atlantic City)

Last week we announced that for the first time, Burger Bash — which takes place 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at The Deck at Golden Nugget — would feature two official judges (acclaimed Philly Chef Brian Lofink and Drexel University’s Culinary Arts and Food Science Professor Jonathan Deutsch).

We lied.

This year’s annual Burger Bash event will not feature two official judges. It will actually feature THREE official judges, as Rio Station’s Executive Chef Ric Rutherford will also join the panel in order to pick the best burger in South Jersey.

Of course, in reality everyone who buys a ticket for Burger Bash will be a judge, because you get to eat and vote for your favorite burger just like in the past.

Also as in years past, we will once again have great music — this year’s band is Eleven Eleven, who is sure to get you grooving as you tear through a lineup of 18 of the best burger spots in all of South Jersey, each serving up the best stuff on two buns. In case you are curious, here is the official list of who will be there:

AC Burger Co.

Bill’s Bar & Burger

Joseph’s at Renault Winery

Michael Patrick’s Brasserie

Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall

Guy Fieri’s Chophouse

Ruby’s Dinette

Vic & Anthony’s

McCullough’s Pub

Delaware Ave. Oyster House

Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House

The Cove

Margate Dairy Bar

Hard Rock Café


Tavern on the Bay

Johnny Rockets

Shore Fire Grille

So head to ACWeekly.com/BurgerBash to get your passes today because this event sells out every year! Price is just $30 for general admission or $45 for VIP which gets you in a full hour early and comes with a T-shirt. Get your passes now — before they’re all gone!

— Ryan Loughlin

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