Delaware Burger Battle Returns in August
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Burger buffs, save the date. The Delaware Burger Battle is back and heating up. It goes down this year on Aug. 23. The state’s best burgermeisters will gather from all corners of Delaware to square off, buns vs. buns, in the Burger Battle Arena of Twin Lakes Brewery in Greenville. Restaurants will offer samples of their best burgers, a panel of expert judges will select the Critic’s Choice Winner, and guests will vote on the People’s Choice Winner. The Burger Battle has quickly become a Delaware tradition, marking the unofficial last weekend of summer for many families. A name change for the battle in year three reflects growing participation from around the state. “In a way, we’ve always been the ‘Delaware’ Burger Battle,” says event organizer JulieAnne Cross. “We’ve had participating restaurants from not just Wilmington, but Greenville, Centreville, Newport, Newark, Odessa and Rehoboth Beach. Last year’s Critic’s Choice Burger winner was a Hockessin restaurant, Redfire Grill & Steakhouse. The Burger Battle’s name change reflects the statewide interest in the competition.” Auspiciously, the Burger Battle was recently cited by the Business Insider as the source for its May 21 roundup of “The Best Burger in Every State,” which highlighted 2013 People’s Choice Burger winner Union City Grille. Once again, money raised from the battle will benefit Ministry of Caring’s Emmanuel Dining Room, which helps alleviate the immediate needs of Delaware's hungry by serving nutritious meals to anyone in need, at no cost and with no questions asked. Over the past two years, more than $11,000 has been raised and donated to the Ministry of Caring from Burger Battles. A list of competing restaurants will be released soon. Early-bird tickets are now available at deburgerbattle.com.