Harley/Weber finalists to grill-off in Sturgis

Publish Date: 
Jul 24, 2014

STURGIS, S.D. - Three finalists have been selected to participate in Harley-Davidson and Weber's Big Burger Battle Championship at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. 

As Harley-Davidson's Official Grill Partner for 2014, Weber Grills will stage the Big Burger Battle Championship during the rally. The new Weber Mobile Grill Academy will also be on site. Weber will also host three hands-on grilling classes for HOG members Aug. 6.

The Nacho Average Burger by Amy Meiers, the 870 Broadway Burger by Dafna Mizrahi, and a Sweet and Spicy Salut Burger by Ramon Douglas piqued the attention of Jamie Purviance, author of the new Weber's Big Book of Burgers. Purviance is a New York Times best selling cookbook author, a James Beard Award Nominee, and has been a judge at top barbecue competitions across the country, including Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue Competition.

The three finalists will receive all-expense paid trips to the rally to compete. Meiers, 31, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; Douglas, 37, of Altadena, Calif.; and Mizrahi, 23, of New York, N.Y., will face off at 11 a.m. Aug. 3 in a competition at 3rd and Lazelle streets. Contestants will have 30 minutes to assemble and grill their burgers on a Weber Genesis gas grill and will be judged on taste, texture and appearance of their burgers. To view the finalists' recipes and bios, see weber.com/contests/big-burger-battle.

The grand prize package includes a trophy and more than $5,000 in prizes, including a top-of-the line Weber Summit S-670 gas grill, grilling accessories, the new Weber's Big Book of Burgers, and a $500 Harley-Davidson gift card. 

From a press release