Bud & Burgers cookoff draws hundreds to Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WLOX) - The aroma of freshly grilled hamburgers filled the evening air in downtown Ocean Springs Saturday night, all thanks to Mitchell Distributing’s Bud & Burgers outdoor cooking competition.

In 2020, Mitchell Distributing hosted a virtual competition statewide and an Ocean Springs team won best show for the state. This year, the burger competition took place in person at the L&N Depot.

Hundreds of guests joined the fun to sample the gourmet burgers, enjoy a cool drink, and pick their favorite grilling team.

Brooke Lewis, one of the owners of The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint, and an award-winning food competitor herself, served as a judge for Saturday’s cookoff.

“I feel very blessed that I was asked by Cynthia and the Chamber of Commerce to be one of the judges, and I am so full! I had so many bites of so many amazing hamburgers. There was not a bad hamburger in sight,” Lewis said. “It’s just perfect. It’s just a perfect event for the city of Ocean Springs.”

During the event, judges tasted and reviewed the teams’ burgers. Awards were given in the following categories: Best of Show, 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place. The People’s Choice award went to the team that received the most votes from all those in attendance.

  • Best of Show: Swamp to the Table, led by Chef Demetrio Marquez and Chef Clay Barney
  • 1st Place: The Grillin & Chillin Krewe, led by Bobby Cox
  • 2nd Place: Swamp to the Table, led by Chef Demetrio Marquez and Chef Clay Barney
  • 3rd Place: Alliance Insurance, led by Michael Bryant
  • People’s Choice: The Crawfish House, led by Bill Roberts

Watch all the winners being announced here>> https://www.facebook.com/4bullsos/videos/548903816800709/

Posted by 4-Bulls on Saturday, April 30, 2022

4 Bulls Deli sponsored the contest and provided meat to all the teams. Mitchell Distributing hopes to make Bud & Burgers a staple of Ocean Springs.

Ocean Springs inaugural Bud and Burgers was the BEST! 🍔🍺🏆 Thank you to the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main...

Posted by Mitchell Distributing on Saturday, April 30, 2022

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