The Grand Central District Association turns 15 this year. In honor of that anniversary, participating restaurants along Central Avenue will donate a portion of their proceeds on Tuesday to the association for “Taste of Grand Central.”
Some participating restaurants include Pom Pom’s tea and sandwich shop, Community Café, Casita Taqueria, The Queen’s Head and Old Key West Bar and Grill.
Beginning August 1 restaurants in Grand Central will duke it out in a Battle of the Burg(er). During the entire month of August patrons can vote on their favorite burger online for the People’s Choice Award.
A three-judge panel will also score Grand Central Burgers for a Judges’ Choice award.
New to the mix this year is Engine Rose. The restaurant is owned by the same person who owns Engine 9, where diners can find some pretty interesting burger concoctions on the menu. The Central Avenue location isn’t quite as burger-centric, but it’s likely to put out some mean competition.
There’s also the Burg’s famous (or infamous) double grilled cheese burger in which a hamburger patty is nestled, along with all the fixings, between two grilled cheese sandwiches.
This will be the association’s fourth Battle of the Burg(er).
Grand Central is situated along Central Avenue between 31 Street and 16 Street.