The Savor Card Burger Battle Will Sizzle on Game Day
What’s a real game day tailgate without a juicy burger? For the third consecutive year, the ultimate game day culinary competition, The Savor℠ Card Burger Battle, is returning to the Capital One Orange Bowl Fan Fest presented by the Capital One Venture Card at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday, December 30. The event will take place in the parking lot of Hard Rock Stadium at the South Entrance ahead of the 84th Capital One Orange Bowl. Admission to the event is free for all fans with a ticket to the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl.
Fans attending the Fan Fest will have a taste of home on game day as a top chef from Miami, Fla. will face off against one of the top chefs from Madison, Wis. The winning chef will take home the trophy as The Savor℠Card Burger Battle champion.
Michael Leto and Michael Gust from Madison’s Nitty Gritty (@OfficialGritty) will represent the University of Wisconsin. The two-time winning Burger Battle champions, Chefs Nedal Ahmad and Adrian Sanchez from Pincho Factory (@pinchofactory) will represent the University of Miami. Chef Michael Mayta (@michael_ombia) will also return to defend the title as the most recent Burger Battle Champion.
This year’s Orange Bowl Hall of Fame Inductees, legendary football players Russell Maryland and Tom Cousineau, will determine the winners. In addition, a panel of social media influencers including Matt Robinson from Real Food by Dad and Naomi Robinson from Bakers Royale along with a panel of select food bloggers will judge the contest. There will also be burger samples for attendees to try and judge for themselves.
The Capital One Orange Bowl Fan Fest presented by the Capital One Venture card will feature a variety of activities for the whole family including a Kids’ Zone, zip line, bungee trampolines, rock climbing wall, and additional live entertainment on the main stage. Fans will also enjoy interactive games and exhibits, a wide variety of food trucks, beverages, and performances by participating university bands, cheerleaders and talent.
Headlining Fan Fest is alternative music star Nate Reuss. The Iowa native is most famous for his role as the lead singer of the band fun. The band’s second album, “Some Nights,” has sold more than a million copies, spawned three chart-topping singles and earned fun a pair of Grammys.
Tickets are available for the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl, which includes complimentary admission to the Capital One Orange Bowl Fan Fest presented by the Capital One Venture Card. For ticket information and to order, call 305-341-4701. No one will be admitted to the parking lot of Hard Rock Stadium on game day without a game ticket.
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