The first annual Feedbag Burger Summit took place yesterday in Summit, New Jersey, and while a storm of biblical proportions—replete with golf ball-sized hail, 50 miles per hour winds, and horizontal rain—pummeled the outdoor event, it was a success none the less. The extraordinary weather conditions only temporarily doused the flames of the grills and had no effect on the spirit nor the hunger of the sold out crowd. Here are some photos from the event.
Josh Ozersky, organizer of the event.
A summer hailstorm.
Minetta Tavern's Black Label Slider (not entered in the competition).
Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson of Minetta Tavern.
Michael Psilakis of Anthos.
Franklin Becker and Joey Campanaro.
Boom won the slider division.
Txikito’s El Doble.
The judges included Pat La Frieda and Mark Pastore from La Frieda Meats, the boys from the Burger of the Month Club as well as KCBS judges, a master sommelier, and guest judges such as Jason Perlow of Off The Broiler.
John Schenck of Strip House.