Dozens looked to be crowned best in beef at the Philadelphia Burger Brawl

'I can eat about 10 more burgers.'

Andrew Kramer
June 10, 2018 - 11:32 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You could hear the sizzling the closer you got to XFINITY Live! and see the smoke from the grills spread throughout.

"And every time you open your mouth you get a taste of every burger," said Melissa Savas, one of hundreds of Philadelphia Burger Brawl attendees who showed up despite damp and dreary weather conditions. 

In order to taste as many of the 60 different options as you can, you need a game plan, which Savas had.

"First I went to the shortest lines cause I was hungry," she said. "Now we're hitting the longer lines so we can digest as we go."

"A lot of burps, free up some space, that's the strategy I'm going with," added Matt Donnelly, who was there with his friends, including Will Bistline, who saw the end in sight when he spoke with KYW Newsradio.

"I can eat about ten more burgers." he said, before admitting he already had "about 30."

And these aren't you typical lettuce, tomato and onion topped burgers. Here's a few examples from some of the grillers...

"We're making a pork burger with American Cheese, black garlic mustard, pickled jalapeno, pork rinds on the side."

"Serving up a sriracha bacon cheddar burger with avocado, sour cream and tomato on an onion brioche roll."

"It's a Philly burger. Philly soft pretzel bun, burger patty, house made scrapple, roasted longhot whipped cream cheese and a mustard mayo relish."

Money raised benefits literacy programs in Philadelphia schools.

Tacos were served at the event as well. You can see this year's winners below.