What happens when you combine two of our favorite things – awesome celebrities and delicious food all at one event? You get one of the Los Angeles Times‘ LA Food Bowl’s most unforgettable events yet – the Secret Burger Showdown! Imagine this, you get to try out a total of nine, unique and incredibly savory burgers that are made by some of the greatest celebs. Phenomenal celebrities including rock legend Tommy Lee, actress and travel guru Shay Mitchell, consummate DJ Marshmello, Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal, rapper and comedian Timothy DeLaGhetto, YouTube star and #foodie Josh Elkin, model Charlotte McKinney, YouTube star and actress Alexa Losey and Los Angeles Times deputy editor of the food section Jenn Harris all joined in on the fun. These spectacular celebs teamed up with renowned burger restaurants including Grill Em All, Wolf, Plan Check, Badmaash, Button Mash, Top Round, Malibu Burger Company, Burgerlords and Cassells Hamburgers, respectively.
Celebs added their own signature touches to delicious and one of a kind burgers that they were able to show off at the event. Then, it was the big day!!! Off The Menu, created by Lawrence Longo, and Postmates presented the Secret Burger Showdown as a part of the LA Food Bowl on May 26, 2018 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Celebrity collaborators and their burger vendor partners were at the event to go head to head against one another and see who really had the best secret burger and who won the coveted trophy with a burger on top. It was up to all of the attendees to see who would take home the trophy. Guests were able to spend an entire day trying out burgers and then voting for the burger they liked the best. Talk about the best day ever!! Who wouldn’t want to spend a whole day indulging in some of the greatest burgers on this planet?
The burgers were next level and seriously left everyone’s mouth watering. All of the tasteful, secret menu burgers were available for delivery yesterday, May 27th exclusively via Postmates. Needless to say, all attendees, burger vendors and celebs had the most extraordinary day. It was certainly burger heaven for every food enthusiast who attended. In addition, Halo Top Ice Cream was also at the event. After a juicy burger, you definitely would want something to satisfy that sweet taste bud, and that’s where Halo Top Ice Cream came in. This exceptional ice cream is not only absolutely scrumptious but it’s also healthy too! Next time you’re craving something to fulfill your sweet tooth, Halo Top Ice Cream is the way to go. Can you believe that Halo Top Ice Cream ranges from only 280-360 calories per pint?! It’s almost too good to be true, but Halo Top Ice Cream is definitely the sweet treat that everyone is snacking on!
GLOW Sparkling Infused Beverages were also at the event. These yummy drinks were complimented with fresh fruit of your choosing. Guests were able to choose between two, fantastic flavors: spicy watermelon and mango apricot and decide whether they wanted it caffeinated or not. The next step was to add some delicious fruit – you name it, they had it – from watermelons to pineapples and more. Attendees were also able to add a little spice to their life by adding some tajin to their refreshing drink.
Towards the end of the event, the winner was announced. Attendees voted and Plan Check and Marshmello won the prestigious trophy. Plan Check wrote along with a photo that was shared on its Instagram account, “🏆🏆🏆In case you missed it….here’s a sneak peek of our day at the @latimes @lafoodbowl Secret Burger Showdown! Oh, AND it ended in gold! 🎉🎈🎊 Big shout out to @marshmellomusic for joining forces with our crew! And HUGE thanks to all of our burger-loving friends who voted for us! We ❤ you! Thank you @wordofmouthla for snapping our team shot as well as @offthemenu, @bigshot, @foodbeast, and @marckharrat for all the support and fun with this event! 🙏.”
Check out Plan Check and Marshmello’s epic burger below. Hey, that looks like Marshmello himself!
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I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering Off The Menu and Postmates’ Secret Burger Showdown event. This definitely was one of the most stupendous events. What more can you ask for — marvelous burgers, tasty drinks and many of your fave celebs all together?! Needless to say, Off The Menu and Postmates hosted one brilliant event that everyone had the most outstanding time at. It definitely brought pure joy to all who attended and it was a great way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend by chomping down on burgers made by magnificent celebs who spent the day at the excellent event too.
Big congratulations to Plan Check and Marshmello on winning this year’s Secret Burger Showdown and congrats to all of the burger vendors and celebrity collaborators as they truly are all winners as well.
Check out some more pictures below from Off The Menu and Postmates’ sensational Secret Burger Showdown event! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, if you could create your own burger, how would you make it and what would you name it?
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Photo Credits: @OffTheMenu, @MarcelVigneron, @Phil.Rosenthal, @AlexaLosey on Instagram