Burger Bash 2016 Goes on Sale Thurs., Aug. 11 at 9 a.m.

Lightning Line has announced that the insanely popular burger fest, Burger Bash return this September 8 from  6-9 p.m. at EATSouth Farm and tickets will go on sale this Thursday, August 11 at 9 a.m. Ticket seekers should follow the Burger Bash event page to get the link on Thursday as well as more updates as the plans for the event continue to develop.

Burger Bash brings together local restaurants for a "people's choice" competition to find Montgomery's Best Burger. This year a few judges will also be part of a "blind tasting" to add an element of objectivity to the competition. 

Over ten local restaurants will compete to be named MGM's Best Burger at Burger Bash 2016.

Over ten local restaurants will compete to be named MGM's Best Burger at Burger Bash 2016.

The event, which is an all-out smorgasbord of burger delights lists the following restaurants as currently signed up to participate.

Competitors:
Kowliga
Central
A&P Social
On a Roll
Sundown East
NYC Gyro
Railyard
Chris'
GT Gaming
Itta Bena

Alabama Sweet Tea Co. & Frios will be on hand for purchase

General Admission Tickets are $25 and entitle you to taste all the burgers and vote for your favorite. The $50 VIP ticket includes the Burger Bash 2016 t-shirt, VIP drink cup and you get to taste all the burgers and vote. Based on the popularity of last year's T-shirt, the VIP is totally worth the extra jingle. Plus, you can put beer in that cup at the event.

Last year's inaugural burger bash sold out in less than an hour, so your clicking finger better be poised on go at 9 a.m. Thursday. 

MGM's A&P Social Receives Wine Spectator's 2016 Restaurant Award

The A&P Social at 503 Cloverdale Road received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

The A&P Social at 503 Cloverdale Road received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Reposted from WSFA.com
By Mark Bullock, Anchor / Reporter

NEW YORK CITY, NY (WSFA) - Wine Spectator, a leading authority on wine, has released the winners of its 2016 Restaurant Awards, which recognize outstanding wine programs.

Several Alabama restaurants are included on the list, including Acre in Auburn and The A&P Social in Montgomery. 

Wine Spectator began the award program in 1981 to recognize the world's best wine lists. Each restaurant receives between one and three wine glasses (the higher the number of glasses the better the wine list quality). Alabama's nominees are listed here.

You can search the entire list at Wine Spectator's website or by downloading the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards app for your mobile device.

"On behalf of Wine Spectator, I'm thrilled to congratulate each and every award-winning restaurant. They should be very proud," said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. "With the debut of the Restaurant Awards app and digital platform, wine lovers now have exciting new resources they can take advantage of and enjoy."

A total of 3,595 Restaurants in 50 States and 72 Countries were honored. A complete list of winners will be available in print in Wine Spectator's August issue, on newstands July 19.