Event notice: 2nd Annual Wilmington Burger Battle

Check out our post about the Wilmington Burger Battle last year!!

WHAT: 2nd Annual Wilmington Burger Battle, presented by the Kenny Family Foundation
WHEN: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 12-4pm
WHERE: Twin Lakes Brewing Co., 4210 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Delaware 19807
TICKETS: http://wilmingtonburgerbattle.brownpapertickets.com/
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.wilmingtonburgerbattle.com or ucgcharities@gmail.com

Wilmington Burger Battle Returns for Round Two
Second Annual August Food Tasting Event Benefits Ministry of Caring’s Emmanuel Dining Room

The Second Annual Wilmington Burger Battle, presented by the Kenny Family Foundation, will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013, 12–4pm at Twin Lakes Brewing Company, 4210 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Delaware. Restaurants in the greater Wilmington area—to date that list includes 2 FatGuys, BBC Tavern and Grill, Catherine Rooney’s (Newark), Ernest & Scott Taproom, Home Grown Café, Restaurant 55, Redfire Grill Steakhouse and last year’s People’s Choice Burger winner, Union City Grille—will throw down again at this outdoor, rain-or-shine charity event. Event proceeds will support the Ministry of Caring’s Emmanuel Dining Room. Admission prices include food, beer tastings, soft drinks, and music; tickets to this limited-capacity tasting event are now available at http://wilmingtonburgerbattle.brownpapertickets.com/.

Heather Hook, Executive Director of the Kenny Family Foundation said, ‘We are really proud and excited to be part of the Wilmington Burger Battle supporting the Ministry of Caring. The Ministry of Caring has done so much for the people of Wilmington and we continue to support all of their efforts any way we can.” The Kenny Family Foundation is the Wilmington Burger Battle’s first-ever naming sponsor.

Event co-founder Matthew Curtis, Chef/Owner of Union City Grille, who took home a trophy in 2012, said, “I am counting the days until I can gather with many of my restaurant industry colleagues for some good-natured competition. It’s a great way to end the summer…a family-friendly outdoor event that reminds all those returning from summer travel of the culinary gems they have here at home.”

Over 400 people attended the 2012 event to place their votes for People’s Choice Burger, and the event raised over $4000 to fight hunger. Three Delaware sports legends gave their palates a workout, serving as “Delebrity” judges to taste 18 burgers! They ultimately declared Kildare’s Irish Pub’s burger their favorite.

The Twin Lakes farm in Greenville has again agreed to serve as the venue and event proceeds will continue to support the Ministry of Caring’s Emmanuel Dining Room, which helps alleviate the immediate needs of Delaware’s hungry with over 180,000 nutritious meals served at no cost and with no questions asked.

Battle co-founder JulieAnne Cross noted, “It’s hard to top a success like last year, but we are going to try. We have at least one restaurant coming from over an hour away to join the Battle!” She adds, “We would be thrilled to double our 2012 donation to the Ministry of Caring, so that the Emmanuel Dining Room’s impact on Delaware’s hungry can be even larger.”

In addition to the Kenny Family Foundation, the Wilmington Burger Battle is also sponsored by Out & About Magazine, and free + abel.
Restaurants are encouraged to contact ucgcharities@gmail.com for more information. For information about the event, visit www.wilmingtonburgerbattle.com.

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