26 June 2019

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and Coastal Mississippi are teaming up to sponsor the Coastal Mississippi Burger Contest. In honor of Beau Rivage Executive Chef Kristian Wade’s recent “Best of the Fest” win at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AFWF) with the Landmass Burger, one lucky winner will receive the opportunity to create a Coastal Mississippi-inspired burger of their own.

To enter, complete the entry form found at http://bit.ly/coastalburger by 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Chef Wade will select and announce the winner on July 15, 2019. The winner will receive transportation to Coastal Mississippi (valued up to $500) and accommodations at the Beau Rivage, MGM Resorts International’s beachfront resort, for two nights the week of August 1, 2019. The winner will also create the winning recipe in the kitchen with Chef Wade and will receive VIP access to the Aug. 1 grand opening celebration of the Beau Rivage’s new TAP Sports Book, Bar & Bistreaux, where the award-winning Landmass Burger will be featured on the menu.

“We enjoyed participating in this year’s AFWF with so many talented chefs and are honored to be voted ‘Best of the Fest’ by its participants,” said Wade. “The response to Beau Rivage and the Landmass Burger was overwhelming, and we look forward to featuring this award-winning burger in our new TAP Sports Book, Bar & Bistreaux when it opens in July.”

The 20-year Beau Rivage veteran chef wowed the crowd with his Landmass Burger complete with a smoky, grilled double-patty, American cheese, Mississippi tomato fondue, caramelized onions, crispy bread and butter pickles, a succulent blend of New Orleans barbeque sauce and Alabama white sauce, and topped with a fried oyster. 

“Chef Wade, our staff, and our Mississippi partners did such a phenomenal job of representing and showcasing what The Secret Coast has to offer at AFWF, and we are thrilled to be able to partner with Beau Rivage to celebrate and further showcase the region,” said Milton Segarra, CEO of Coastal Mississippi. “As we strive to increase visitation to Coastal Mississippi, strategic partnerships and collaborations such as this one are vital to the promotion of this region. We look forward to seeing all the coastal-inspired burger recipe submissions, and to many more future opportunities to deepen our partnerships and broaden our horizons.”

MGM Resorts International will provide the ultimate sports betting experience in the Southeast with the July opening of TAP Book Bar & Bistreaux, a new $10 million sports entertainment venue at Beau Rivage.


Named one of the “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living, MGM Resorts International’s AAA Four Diamond Beau Rivage features 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, nine restaurants, exciting nightlife and an 85,000-square-foot gaming area including Mississippi’s first sports book. The resort also offers live entertainment in its 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade, a world-class spa & salon and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. For more information and reservations, call (888) 567-6667 or visit www.beaurivage.com.


Coastal Mississippi is an organization charged with promoting South Mississippi as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. Its mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to the area. It is dedicated to maximizing the travel and tourism industry for South Mississippi. Visit coastalmississippi.com to learn more.