MET Restaurant Group Returns to Boston Victorious After Winning Red Robin's Best of the Bash at the 2016 Burger Bash® as part of The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

Feb 27, 2016, 00:38 ET from MET Restaurant Group

BOSTON, Feb. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston's own, "The MET Restaurant Group" headed by Kathy Sidell, President and Founder, will be returning to Boston victorious after her and her team have won the Red Robin's Best of the Bash Award at the 2016 Amstel Light Burger Bash® in Miami Beach as part of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE.

The award along with a $10,000.00 cash prize was awarded after Sidell and her team delighting guests with her "The Jacques Burger," an homage to her late Father; the very man that not only fostered Kathy's culinary creativity, but helped jump start the restaurant scene in Boston many years ago. 

"We were honored to present at the Amstel Light Burger Bash® and excited to represent Boston. It means that much more that we won this award serving a burger named after my Father who is the catalyst for me falling in love with what I do. 'The Jacques Burger' is an ode to my Dad as it marries all his favorite flavors from the Swiss dish of raclette. We've Americanized it and the burger had crisp, golden hash browns, Applewood smoked bacon, crispy shallots, Swiss cheese, our MET special sauce and garnished with pickled onion and a cornichon - the typical garnish for raclette. It's decadent and delicious and we are honored to be bringing Red Robin's Best of the Bash back with us from the 2016 Amstel Light Burger Bash in Miami Beach as part of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE" said Kathy Sidell, President, Founder and Culinarian of The MET Restaurant Group. 

For those unfamiliar, Jack Sidell, a notable Boston businessman, financed and launched the careers of many successful chefs among whom include, Todd English and Jasper White and essentially helped launch what is now considered the Boston restaurant scene.

The MET's "The Jacques Burger" was served Beachside at The Ritz-Carlton in South Beach on Friday, February 26, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM at the 10th annual Amstel Light Burger Bash® as part of The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

The festival's iconic Amstel Light Burger Bash® presented by Schweid & Sons was hosted by Rachael Ray underneath signature white tents while guests graze on carefully curated offerings from top burger chefs and sip on refreshing Amstel Light lager beer and wines from the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida portfolio.

An esteemed panel of judges, including David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris, Natalie Morales, George Motz, Marcus Samuelsson and more decided who would receive this year's awards for Best Burger.

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About MET Group
MET Group, founded by Kathy Sidell in 2004, is comprised of MET Bar & Grill in Dedham and Natick, MET Back Bay, MET on Main on Nantucket and MET Bethesda.

The MET Bar & Grills, featuring the famous MET Burger Bar, has locations at the Natick Mall and Legacy Place in Dedham. These fun restaurants serve American fare with a touch of sophistication. For more information, visit

MET Back Bay occupies an historic brick townhouse on the corner of Newbury and Dartmouth Street and offers the best of Boston cooking, with a complete and varied dining experience.  If you're in the mood for a quick, casual bite at the bar or a long, festive and elegant dinner for family and friends or an intimate midnight snack in a romantic corner, you'll find the perfect spot at MET Back Bay.  For more information, visit

MET on Main is an Island Café located in the heart of Nantucket serving up American fare with an Island flare. For more information, visit

MET Bethesda a Metropolitan Kitchen and bar which offers inspired American fare cooked over an open wood fired grill. Inspired by Sidell's extensive travel, upbringing and lifelong passion with food, cooking and hospitality, the concept is earthy yet sophisticated. For more information visit:

Kathy Sidell debuted her first book, "WHEN I MET FOOD, Living the American Restaurant Dream," in 2012 and has been featured on the Food NetworkThe CBS Morning Show and numerous other broadcast segments. For more information on Kathy Sidell visit  

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