Motown Burger Battle | May 20th

Set amidst the Carriage House Pavilion at the magical Pine Knob on Sunday, May 20th, some of Detroit’s legendary chefs will demonstrate their culinary prowess with an American classic: the almighty burger. We’re talking about the kings of the sacred grill, the seeds to our sesame bun, the crème de la crème, the pioneers of comfort food including burger mavens:

  • Chef James Rigato of the Root Restaurant, White Lake
  • Chef Allan Ackroyd of Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery, Redford
  • Chef Lewis of McShane’s, Detroit
  • The Vegetarian Guy, George Vutetakis of Garden Fresh, Ferndale
  • Chef Arthur Laramie, Mallie’s Sports Bar & Grill, Detroit
  • Dean Bach & the Kitchen Magicians, Dino’s Lounge, Ferndale
  • The Culinary Kings of the Union Woodshop, Clarkston


Motown Burger Battle & Golf Outing for Justin's Vision

The charming and energetic First Lady of Boxing, Jackie Kallen will emcee the event.

Our all-star line up of judges include:

  • You, on behalf of the People’s Choice Award
  • Chef Marc Djozlija of Wolfgang Puck
  • Chef Chris Franz of the Rattlesnake Club
  • Dave Benjamin of the Hungry Dudes
  • Jesse Bartol, Chef and Owner of Sweet Layla Junes Catering

Be prepared to engage all of your senses: not only will you get the chance to enjoy the most flavorful burgers from Detroit’s elite, the vocal melodies of the arising Infinity Hour and the DJ stylings of Brad Kallen will penetrate your core. As rich as visiting an art gallery and as stimulating as a good massage, the event is sure to dazzle.

Infinity Hour for the Motown Burger Battle

If you’re a purveyor of the beloved burger, don’t leave your appetite behind. There’s plenty of food to seduce your tastebuds including Just Baked cupcakes, original ice cream from Treat Dreams, wine tasting from B. Nektar, baked goodies from Ethels Edibles and an all-star line up of savory sides from the culinary kings of Pine Knob.

An electrifying drumlin performance by members of the Ferndale High School and Detroit Lion’s Drumlines will kick off the event. The festivities begin at noon.

Join us Sunday, May 20th at noon at the Carriage House Pavilion at Pine Knob. Tickets must be reserved in advance here.

$30 – Adults
$15 – Children 12 and Under

Wanna golf with us?

Golf Outing

Foursome Pricing: $320
Individual Pricing: $80

Pricing includes:

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Power golf cart
  • Food & drink at the turn
  • Complimentary range balls
  • Free entry into the Burger Battle
  • Two drink tickets
  • Goody bags

Golf registration opens at 7:00 am with a shotgun start at 8:00 am. Email Susie to register: To purchase tickets, click here.

Justin’s Vision

And the most special part of the entire event, is the reason it exists: a chance to raise awareness and donations for Justin’s Vision.

Justin’s Vision is dedicated to letting kids be kids, a fledgling non-profit helping children with life-threatening illesses enjoy a happy, carefree vacation experience, along with their families, that they’ll cherish for all time.

Through our partnership with Give Kids the World, Justin’s Vision provides magical moments in a fun, safe environment with other kids and families that are facing similar challenges.

For more information, visit To purchase tickets, click here.

If it rains, we’ll enjoy the festivities inside the charming and spacious Carriage House.

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