Chef Bobby Flay beat out more than 20 chefs competing Friday night at the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE’s seventh annual Amstel Light Burger Bash to win the “Amstel Light People’s Choice Award.” Bobby, who received the same award at Burger Bash 2010 in New York, is the first chef to ever receive the coveted “People’s Choice Award” in both New York and South Beach.
Bobby’s crowned Green Chile Cheeseburger was made with a griddled beef patty topped with queso sauce, roasted green chiles, pickled red onions and “crunchified” with Bobby’s signature layer of crispy potato chips.
“My secret ingredient this year was the green chile,” says Bobby in a press release. “Receiving the “Amstel Light People’s Choice Award” is a great honor and I’m extremely happy with how well the Green Chile Cheeseburger came out.”
Bobby will be offering the Green Chile Cheeseburger this week as a special at all 13 of his Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP) locations, from February 25 – March 3. The three locations in the DC area are on K Street at 2121 K Street NW; Maryland Live! Casino, and at the University of Maryland in College Park.
“My fans know I love burgers, so I’m excited to be able to share this special burger and moment with them,” says Bobby.
Bobby is set to open his 14th BBP on March 4 in Cincinnati with three more locations soon to come in Woodbridge, VA, Bethesda and Miami.