Burger Mania to celebrate the sizzle of summer
Aug 01, 2012 02:02PM, Published by Community News Service, Categories: Food+Dining
By Nicole Malczan
Competitors in the annual Burger Mania will be firing up the grills again Aug. 4 at Mercer County Park during an event that features food, music and a cash prize for the winning burger.
Running from 3-8 p.m., the fourth Burger Mania will have a beer garden, a kid zone and plenty of musical entertainment. Burger Mania is free to attend and open to the public.
Competitors are Trenton Social tavern, Trenton food truck Kiss the Chef, 2011 public vote winner Killarney’s Publick House, judges’ winner Elements of Princeton, Bill’s Olde Tavern and Bordentown’s HOB Tavern. Those who attend can buy $1 sliders from the various restaurants and then help judge the best burger.
Burger Mania organizer Cathy Stone said this year a blind judging will take place, with the focus being on presentation and taste. The restaurant voted to make the best burger will be presented with a $1,000 prize. The runner up wins $500.
The official judges for the event will include staff from the Mercer County Culinary Institute, such as Steve Berowitz, and also foodies from across the state.
While the grills are going, there will be bands playing music for the crowd’s enjoyment. Bands include New Brunswick-based Beatles cover band Hey Bulldog, and Bigg Romeo, a dance and wedding band from Philadelphia. Performances will take place throughout the afternoon on the day of the event.
Burger Mania takes place at Mercer County Park, 690 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor. For more information, go online to facebook.com/BurgerManiaCookOff.