Delaware Burger Battle returns on Aug. 25

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This 7th annual Delaware Burger Battle returns to the grounds of the Cauffiel House overlooking the Delaware River on Saturday, Aug. 25, the last Saturday of summer before Labor Day weekend.

Delaware chefs will gather to put their burgers on the line for judges and guests as they compete for fame and glory in three categories: Critic’s Choice, Alternative Burger and People’s Choice.

Confirmed restaurants include newcomers Ted’s Montana Grill, the University & Whist Club and Farmer & The Cow, returning trophy winners Chelsea Tavern, Home Grown Café, Maiale Deli & Salumeria, and Ulysses Gastropub, as well as challengers Tonic Bar and Grill, Metro Grill & Pub and Drip Café.

Two recent additions are newcomer University and Whist Club and multiple-trophy winner RedFire Grill & Steakhouse!

Proceeds from this all-volunteer-run event will benefit two Delaware nonprofits: the Food Bank of Delaware; and the ProStart Program of the Delaware Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, which gives high school students real-life experience as it teaches culinary and management skills needed for a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Last year, the Delaware Burger Battle raised more than $10,000 for its 2017 beneficiaries. Delaware Food Battles have raised more than $50,000 to Delaware nonprofits over the past six years.

Any restaurant interested in entering the Burger Battle Arena can contact JulieAnne Cross at ketchup@deburgerbattle.com.

Burger Battle attendees enjoy all the burger samples they can eat from participating restaurants.

Beer and wine are included in the ticket price for adults, while soft drinks are available for children and designated drivers.

Early Bird tickets are $45 (plus processing fees) through July 25 and $50 through 6 p.m. Aug. 25 or until they sell out.

Any unsold tickets will be $60 at the door. Tickets for teens ages 13-20 are $30, and children ages 5-12 are $10. Children under 5 are free.

For more information, visit www.deburgerbattle.comor facebook.com/deburgerbattle.

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