Craft beer fest is brewing at PGA National

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Raise a glass and grab a burger at PGA National Resort & Spa.

The resort will host the second annual Craft Beer Festival and Burger Bash from noon to 4 p.m. June 15.

There will be live entertainment; vendor village with specialty retail goods; food sampling / specialty burgers from local restaurants / chefs; a Palm Beach Draughtsman demo on creating IPGA home brew; and a charity silent auction.

Local restaurants will have booths in which sliders are provided for tasting and will compete for the title of Palm Beach’s “2013 King of All Burgers” against defending 2012 champion — Chuck Burger Joint. Attendees will vote on winners in three categories: “Best Burger,” “Most Innovative Burger” and “Best Non-Beef Burger.”

This year’s contenders include Bar Louie, Burger Bar, Cha Cha’s, Talay Thai, Chuck Burger Joint, Sweet’s Raw Bar, Corner Café, Hamburger Haven, III Forks, End Zone, Jumby Bay Island Grill, Wine Dive, Hurricane Café, Whole Foods Market, Hog Snappers Shack & Sushi and Frigates.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door (www.pgabeerand burger.eventbrite.com/). A portion of the proceeds benefits the Surfrider Foundation Palm Beach County Chapter, a non-profit environmental organization protecting area beaches.

A celebration of all things chocolate: Taste 2013 featuring the Chocolate Lovers Festival is set for 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 6 at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center.

This year, nearly 40 restaurants and specialty food shops will bring samples of their wares for the 16th annual event, sponsored by the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.

General admission tickets are $15; VIP admission is $50. Info: www.cpbchamber.com or www.cpb chamber.com. ¦

2013-06-06 / Cuisine

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