Lansing’s Weston’s Kewpee Olive Burger Wins BIG in South Beach
You gotta love it when the home team does something big and represents outside the state. We know what we have here in Michigan. The rest of the world needs to be brought up to speed.
This past weekend, they took a trip of their own to South Beach to participate in the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash.
And our home town favorite scored big. Really big. Weston’s Kewpee, a family-owned burger shop from Lansing, Mich., won the Judges’ Choice with a 97-year-old family recipe for their Olive Burger.
“I’m still in awe of being invited down here,” said Kewpee owner Autumn Weston, whose great grandmother, Gladys Bowlin, bought the restaurant in 1923, and it has remained in their family since. Weston’s grandmother created an olive sauce recipe that the restaurant still uses. It was enough to win the $2,500 prize from judges, chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Food Network’s Jet Tila, Nico Norena of the food website Succulent Bite, NBC 6’s Roxanne Vargas and Rosanna and Elaina Scotto. (Miami Herald)