South Beach is hosting an epic burger battle this week, but there's a catch. No cows were sacrificed for these burgers.
Chefs from around the country will compete Thursday at the Plant Based Burger Battle at the Eden Roc Hotel.
Judges include Burger Beast, former NBA star John Salley, who has a line of vegan wines, and one of Whole Foods Market top chefs Derek Sarno.
The meatless burger battle is part of the Seed Food & Wine Festival, a five-day plant-based event that includes upscale dinners, film screening and yoga. Saturday's main event is an outdoor fest featuring food, wine, juice, music, organic body care and other wellness-related items.