Virginia Wine Expo’s Burger Blast Year Two Is SOLD OUT. Here’s What You’ll Miss

As promised, the second year of Virginia Wine Expo’s Burger Blast, returning tonight Friday February 21st at 5pm, is completely SOLD OUT.  Bigger and better than last year, Burger Blast will feature artisan burgers created by fifteen talented Richmond chefs with unlimited samplings of Virginia beer and wine.

Take a look at the delicious burgers to be served and the Virginia beers to be served tonight.

Restaurants & Burgers

  • American Tap Room: ATR Short Rib Sliders — Slow cooked braised Short Ribs served with all the fixins to build your own slider masterpiece with pickled shallots, mustards, red wine sauce, premium cheeses and grilled pineapple
  • AramarkBeef & Italian Sausage Slider with Cilantro, Saga Blue Cheese, Red Beans, Applewood Bacon with Smoked Tomato Aioli and Sliced Havarti with Micro Greens served on a Challah Roll.
  • Brew: Pepperoni Pizza Burger: Freshly Ground Beef Laced with Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Mozzerella Topped with Sundried Tomato/Marinara Aioli, Served with Fresh Cut House Fries.
  • BurgerworksThe Bleus Burger Slider (last year’s people’s choice winner) — All natural, locally-sourced Angus beef patty topped with Danish Bleu Cheese, suateéd onions, bacon and a housemade Balsamic-port wine glaze.
  • Capital Ale House: Italian SliderVeal and Lamb Patty with Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce and Parmesan Cheese Crisp
  • Carytown Burgers & Fries: To be decided
  • Culinard: Duck/Turkey Burger on a Turmeric Brioche Bun with Hoisin Ketchup and Sakura Cress
  • India K’ RajaVeggie Burger on Wheat with Tamarind Spread
  • J Sargeant ReynoldsShort Rib and Bison Slider — Short Ribs and Bison with Virginia Dark Lager and Bacon Glaze topped with Smoky Munster, Cherry Tomato ‘Jam’, Pickled Red Onion, Watercress Salad on a Housemade Brioche Bun with Grainy Mustard Aioli and House Half Sour Pickle
  • MezzanineLocally Ground Chicken and Avocado Slider with a Red Onion and Pineapple Relish 
  • Omni Resorts The HomesteadThe Fairway Burger: Wagyu Beef, Cambozola Cheese, Pepper Bacon, Caramelized Onions on a Ciabatta Roll
  • SaisonSmoked Mushroom “Burger”, Saison Yellow Mustard Fancy Sauce and Pickled Mushrooms on a Potato Bun 
  • Savory GrainBurger Blast Savory Slider: House made blend of Angus chuck, brisket, short rib, and rib-eye; topped with a local seasonal winter ale house cured glazed bacon, crumbled chevre, pickled red onions, and micro greens, finished with a VA pinot noir aioli, served on a fresh baked Lucille’s challah petite roll
  • Slideways Mobile BistroBlack and Blue Slider:Angus ground beef with crumbled Blue Cheese mixed in the slider, Blackened seasoning, and sautéed onions with our chili aioli sauce.Thai Chili and Peanut Butter:Angus ground beef with Thai chili’s mixed in the slider smothered in peanut butter. Mac and Cheese Slider: Angus ground beef topped with bacon, our homemade Mac and Cheese, and spicy ketchup. Black Bean Slider:vegetarian black bean slider mildly spiced topped with Swiss Cheese
  • Toast: Salmon Burger Slider: Salmon Burger with Poached Shallot and Dill Cream Cheese and Rappahanock Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reduction

Virginia Breweries

Apocalypse Ale Works — Forest Bold Rock — Nellysford
Winter Snack Spiced Stout Virginia Apple
Glorious Dead ESB Virginia Draft
Center of the Universe — Ashland Devils Backbone — Lexington
Scotchtown Pear Lager
Slingshot Kolsch Schwartz Bier
Extra Billy’s — Midlothian Hardywood — Richmond
Midlo Pale Ale Raspberry Stout
Isley Brewing — Richmond Legend — Richmond
Plain Jane Blueberry Wit Hopfest
The Bribe – Oatmeal Porter Maibock
Lickinghole Creek — Goochland Midnight — Goochland
Magic Beaver Pale Ale Rockville Red Ale
Three Chopt Tripel Not My Job Brown Ale
O’Connor — Norfolk Rusty Beaver — Ladysmith
El Guapo IPA Roy’s Big Bad Brown Ale
Red Nun Red Ale
Starr Hill — Crozet Strangeways — Richmond
Bandstand Barleywine Freeze Ray Eisbock
Starr Saison Room 237 Biere d’hiver
Sunken City — Smith Mountain Lake Three Brothers — Harrisonburg
Tartan Tent Scottish Ale Hoptimization IPA
Senantoa Indian Brown

Check out the Facebook event for further updates.


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