This coming week, Cleveland will play host to a four-day lunchtime pop-up restaurant featuring Budweiser beer and chef-created burgers: Bud & Burgers, hosted by Cleveland Scene. It’s located in the former Willeyville space in the Flats East Bank, which has been converted into a Budweiser mecca.
Your $4 reservation ticket to Bud & Burgers gets you a gourmet burger, housemade kettle chips, and a beer. Plus, proceeds from Bud & Burgers benefit the Downtown Cleveland Alliance!
So, what kind of burgers will be available at Bud & Burgers?
Chef Eric Williams will be offering the Empanadas Hamburgesa, with Mod Mex-style seasoned ground beef with melted queso inside sesame seed toasted empanadas topped with chipotle pickles.
Chef Zack Bruell will be offering the ZB’s Big Shot Burger, an Italian cheese-stuffed burger with pesto mayo, crispy mortadella, and oven-dried tomatoes.
Chef Demetrios Athenos will be offering the Colorado Lamb Kafta Burger, with Green City Growers living bibb lettuce, heirloom tomato, dank pickled red onion, and goat cheese tzatziki on a brioche bun.
Chef Shawn Monday will be offering the French Flip, with beer-braised short rib, carmelized onion jus, swiss cheese, and roasted garlic aioli.
Chef Mike Mariola will be offering the Mojo Burger, with a beef and andouille sausage patty, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and jalapeno coleslaw.
There will also be a handcrafted veggie burger available. We got a sneak peek of the burgers yesterday and they are all really delicious and interesting! I honestly couldn’t pick a favorite!
Bud & Burgers happens July 11-14 from 11am-2pm in the Flats East Bank. You can purchase tickets online or email firstname.lastname@example.org for parties of 6 or more.
You also have until July 12 to enter to Cleveland Scene Bud & Burgers photo contest for a chance to win Indians tickets! Snap a picture of your favorite burger (bonus points if you include a Budweiser beer too) and post it on Instagram or Twitter, tagging @clevelandscene and #budandburgerscle.
We love our burgers and beer in this town and Bud & Burgers will be a great celebration of both!
***Disclosure: I was invited to attend a media preview of Bud & Burgers with a guest. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***