CoVa Battle of the Burgers is Back

Coastal Virginia Magazine's juiciest, meatiest signature event returns to the Military Aviation Museum June 12
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Coastal Virginia Magazine is thrilled to share that the CoVa Battle of the Burgers will be returning to the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from noon-5 p.m.* The CoVa Burger Battle brings together some of the area’s finest restaurants offering their most creative and delicious takes on that All-American favorite: the burger. Check out descriptions of all this year’s burgers below along with a Virginia craft beer pairing to go with each burger.

Try them all at the CoVa Burger Battle!

Participating Restaurants

Bakers CrustBaker’s Crust Artisan Kitchen
Smoky Bacon Burger Stack

Grass-fed, free-range patty topped with melted American cheese, house-made maple cayenne bacon, fried onion rings, smoky aioli and dill pickle chips on brioche

Beer Pairing: Free Verse, Virginia Beer Company (India Pale Ale, 6.8% AVB)


Burger Theory Barrett Baker

Photo by Barrett Baker

Burger Theory
Smokin’ Jam Burger

A Burger Theory proprietary blend of 77/23 beef accented by smoked Gouda cheese, red onion jam, smooth yet fiery smoked maple aioli and fresh microgreens

Beer Pairing: Unleashed Boysenberry Gose, Wasserhund Brewing Company (Sour Fruited Gose, 5.0% ABV)


Capt Crabby Arielle Patterson

Photo by Arielle Patterson

Capt’n Crabby
Crabby Patty Burger

Maryland lump crab seasoned with Old Bay and cheddar beer cheese atop a grass-fed patty with tomato jam made with Dr. Stoner’s Smoky Herb Whiskey and arugula

Beer Pairing: Thunderpeel, Flying Dog Brewery (Hazy India Pale Ale, 6.2% ABV)


Claytons Butter Burger Bychrisstoll

Photo by Chris Stoll

Clayton’s Counter Delicatessen
Butter Burger

No frills, all flavor, pasture-raised Brasstown Beef seared in unsalted butter, topped with American cheese and Vidalia onions, finished with special sauce on brioche

Beer Pairing: Imperial Leaf Peepers, Big Ugly Brewing (IPA Imperial/Double, 9% ABV)


Egg Bistro Melissa M Stewart

Photo by Melissa M. Stewart

Egg Bistro
Mocha Cronut Burger

Savory-sweet explosion on a croissant-donut, applewood bacon, honey-cayenne barbecue with a hint of coffee, sprinkled with chocolate and powdered sugar


Beer Pairing: Caramel Macchiato Stout, Old Bust Head Brewing Company (Stout, 5.8% ABV)


Fullers Barrett Baker

Photo by Barrett Baker

Fuller’s Raw Bar
House Burger

Ground brisket smash-seared on the griddle, topped with American cheese, tomato jam, and lettuce and slathered with house-made “Dijonaise” on a brioche bun

Beer Pairing: The Great Return, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (American IPA, 7.5% ABV)


Grain Marisa Marsey

Photo by Marisa Marsey

Pumpernickel Patty Melt

Remake of a classic patty melt, except with rye bread cradling an 80/20 Hereford smashed patty, melted Marmac cheese, chili aioli and caramelized onions


Beer Pairing: Submersive, Sly Clyde Ciderworks (Cider, 6.7% ABV)


Jk Arielle Patterson

Photo by Arielle Patterson

J&K Style Grill
Double-Stuffed Donut Burger

Two house-seasoned patties, one stuffed with jalapeños and onions, the other with bacon and American cheese, Georgia Red sauce and a crispy onion ring on a donut

Beer Pairing: Straight Outta P-town, MoMac Brewing Company (Irish Red Ale, 8.3% ABV)


New Realm David Uhrin

Photo by David Uhrin

New Realm Brewing
Wagyu Burger

Prized Wagyu beef burger drizzled with potato cheddar fondue and house-made Bacon Dunkel Sauce, topped with lettuce, tomato and “beefonaise” on brioche


Beer Pairing: Hazy Like a Fox, New Realm Brewing Company (Hazy IPA, 6.5% ABV)


Oishii Melissa M Stewart

Photo by Melissa M. Stewart

Oishii Burger
Oishii Burger

American classic with Japanese flair, breaded in panko, deep-fried to a light crisp and topped with shredded cabbage, red onion, pickles and katsu sauce


Beer Pairing: Tangerine Crush, Suncrush Beer (Sparkling Ale, 4.0% ABV)


Quirks Leona Baker

Photo by Leona Baker

Quirks Dirty Gringo

An 80/20 beef burger featuring house-cured bacon with chorizo rub, chili tomato jam topped with chipotle queso fondue and a generous schmear of guac


Beer Pairing: Inkjet, Sly Clyde Ciderworks (Cider, 6.7% ABV)


Warriors Taphouse Stephanie Byrne

Photo by Stephanie Byrne

Warrior’s Taphouse
Poutine Burger

Fork-worthy carnivore’s dream with a Canadian twist burger on a bed of crispy potato straws, topped with tangy pulled pork, crispy cheddar cheese curds and pork gravy

Beer Pairing: Skeeder Juice, MoMac Brewing Brewing Company (New England IPA, 6.0% ABV)

CoVa Burger Battle Ticket Information

June 12, 2021—Military Aviation Museum


*This event was rescheduled from 2020. All unrefunded tickets from 2020 will be honored for the 2021 event date. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the gate (admittance 21 and over). All tickets include general admission, souvenir glass, a burger tastings passport, museum admission and a one-year Coastal Virginia Magazine subscription. Beer sold separately. Enjoy live music, specialty vendors and access to the museum’s unique collection of historic aircraft.


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