The clock is ticking down to the start of the third annual Burger Showdown, which kicks off Friday, 5 p.m., at Curtis Hixon Park.
The event features Tampa Bay area chefs battling it out in categories like Best Burger, People’s Choice, best Where’s the Beef? (for non-beef burgers), Bring the Heat (for spicy burgers), and Best Use of Bacon.
Eats! American Grill (the 2013 “Best Burger” winner)
Click through the photos above to get an idea of what you might see from them at the competition.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the event, and money raised goes toward assistance for culinary students at Chamberlain High School.
Have you tried a burger at any of the participating restaurants? Tell us about your experience in the comments.