Last night, the Blue Moon Burger Bash took place under the stars of New York City with Rachael Ray hosting over the carnivorous proceedings. Over 25 participants from around the country participated in this delicious burger competition, for the NYC Wine and Food Festival. Foodie stars who attended and made the rounds include Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Geoffrey Zakarian and, of course, Rachael Ray.
All of the chefs made good use of Pat LaFrieda's signature blended beef. The main trends were house made marmalades, pickled onions and bacon everything. Yes, there was a lot of smoked bacon tonight!
While some of the sides seemed decadent (duck fat fries), everyone washed down their burgers with Blue Moon brewskis poured directly from the tap.
Guy Fieri seemed to be in the lead throughout the night. Perhaps because he manned his booth and posed for pictures with everyone who voteed for his Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese Burger!
Yes, it was a celebration. Or as Rachael herself said earlier, "I love burgers because they are friendly." We think all 3,000 attendees would agree!
Written by Jacquelynn Powers