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2012 Battle of the Burgers Set for Saturday

Local restaurants battle for top burger praise

Burger connoisseurs in Atlanta are gearing up for the burger contest of the year in the metro area.

Sixteen local restaurants will compete for the honor of best burger on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Battle of the Burgers at in Virginia-Highland.

Participating restaurants include American Roadhouse, The Nook, Cypress Street, Taco Mac, Grindhouse, Einsteins, Highland Tap, Deckard's American Tavern, The Warren, Boogie Burger, Kaleidoscope, The Panamaria Grille, There, Midtown Tavern, Hudson Grille and US Cafe.

Chefs from restaurants around Atlanta will compete for four prizes: Judges’ Choice Best Burger (meat and meatless) and Peoples’ Choice Best Burger (meat and meatless).

The event, which includes live music by Julie Gribble, Wesley Cook and Atlanta-based country duo Whiskey Belt, runs from 12 to 5 p.m.

A 5K Burger Eating Run where runners build burgers at several stations set up throughout the course kicks off the day at 9 a.m.

General admission tickets are $25 in advance for adults and give festival-goers access to unlimited burgers. VIP tickets are available for $60 in advance and includes unlimited burgers and beer.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Embraced, a local nonprofit that collects gently-used medical equipment and shares with local and international organizations and people in need.

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John Wolfinger September 05, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Whether you attend this burger event or not - you may be impacted, as Virginia Avenue will be closed during the day from Barnett Street to Arcadia Street. Plan your Saturday errand trips acordingly to avoid this closure.

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