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Delaware Burger Battle 2015


Delaware Burger Battle 2015

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Fire up those grills and find your stretchy pants – we’re only a few days away from Delaware Burger Battle 2015, the end-of-summer competition that will determine once and for all (for 2015, anyway) who has the best burger between the buns in the

First State.

The Delaware Burger Battle, benefitting Ministry of Caring’s Emmanuel Dining Room, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29, from noon to 3:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Cauffiel House, 1016 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington.

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Competitors this year include 8th and Union Kitchen, At The Rail Wine Bar & Grill, Cantwell’s Tavern, Chelsea Tavern, Crave Eatery, Deer Park Tavern, Drip Café (The Brunch Box), Ernest & Scott Taproom, Home Grown Café, I Don’t Give a Fork, Kelly’s Logan House, Maiale Deli & Salumeria, Matilda’s/Mad-Macs, Pizza by Elizabeths, Redfire Grill + Steakhouse, The Meat House and Ulysses Gastropub.

Can Redfire Grill, Deer Park Tavern and Ulysses Gastropub continue to wow the judges and win the hearts of attendees as they have in the past? Who will win the face off of the food trucks (Brunch Box vs. I Don’t Give a Fork vs. Crave)?

How will newcomer At The Rail Wine Bar – a finalist in Philadelphia Magazine’s Battle of the Burger – shake things up?

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All questions will be answered, all tales will be told, and all meat will meet its maker on the last Saturday before Labor Day weekend. Restaurants at the battle will offer unlimited samples of their best burgers; a panel of expert judges will select the Critics’ Choice and Alternative Burger Winners, and guests will vote on the People’s Choice Winner.

In recent years, national media including Business Insider and have referenced the winners of the Delaware Burger Battle when discussing each state’s best burger.

Last year, the Delaware Burger Battle raised $10,000 for the Ministry of Caring’s Emmanuel Dining Room. Over three years, burger battles have raised more than $21,000 for the Ministry of Caring.

Burger Samples All Burger Battle attendees enjoy all-you-can-eat burger samples; beer (including Blue Moon White IPA, Yuengling Summer Wheat, Twin Lakes Pale Ale and more) and wine are included in the ticket price for adults, while soft drinks are available for children and designated drivers.

Tickets are $49 through Aug. 28 and $60 at the door. Tickets for designated drivers and teens (ages 11-20) are $17, and tickets for children 10 and under are $7. The event is rain or shine.

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WHAT: Delaware Burger Battle

WHEN: Saturday, August 29, 2015, noon-3:30pm

WHERE: The Cauffiel House, 1016 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington


BLMGirls DMV Experience

Hello Friends and Happy Monday, I hope you had a wonderful weekend!


Last Saturday I attended my first Blogger’s Meetup which was held in Washington, DC and sponsored by the BLMGirls DMV Chapter. akaBloggers Like Me is an online community of women bloggers created by Leslie Young  dedicated to the positive exchange of ideas, tips and advice about fashion, beauty, relationships, faith and everything in between.  Through blogging, meetups and social networking we encourage each other and focus on REALationship building!”   

The Experience was also simultaneously being held by the Chapters in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles.  When I initially registered for the event I didn’t realize it was during the Labor Day weekend and I almost changed my mind as I did not want to be stuck in Holiday traffic.  Thankfully, the trip to DC was delayed only by a few minor back ups about a half an hour from the venue.   At 2:30 pm, I arrived at the 201Bar, after finding a free-to-park lot across the street on Massachusetts Ave NE (I love FREE).  Upon entering this modernly decorated tavern I was immediately greeted by our hostesses Whitney James and Karen Curtis.

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Each table setting held a pink Welcome Folder that contained worksheets including a “Getting to Know You” form and on a separate table there were Swag Bags.  I was the first to arrive but shortly afterwards more lovely ladies began to enter, including my Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority sister who had traveled up from North Carolina.

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As more ladies arrived it quickly became a festive atmosphere enhanced only by the mingling which intensified as we got down to the business of completing the “Getting to Know You” form.  As we mixed and mingled the waitstaff began to bring out trays containing the most scrumptious Hors d’eouvres; an assortment of Egg Rolls, Mini Crab Cakes, Jerk Shrimp, Skewered Beef, and Flat Bread Pizza.   We were also given 1 drink ticket for which I used mine for a glass of the house Red Wine – you know me!

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The theme of the BLMGirls Experience was Building and Growing your Brand by building REALationships.  Our guest speaker, Arsha Jones of BrandBuildSell provided a lively and very informational presentation on Branding Your Blog. Throughout the presentation she allowed ample time for sharing as well as questions and answers from the group.  We took a short break to dine on Seasoned Chicken Wings, Rolls, Sliced Turkey and Mini Dessert Bars.

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At the conclusion of Arsha’s presentation, Whitney’s husband, the designated photographer took a few group photos outside and The Experience ended just as it had started – Perfectly.  Our “Swag Bag” contained a #BLMGirls TShirt and a sample of “Capital City Mumbo Sauce, a product made and marketed by Arsha and her husband.

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It definitely was a wonderful Experience and I’m glad to have met some amazing Bloggers Like Me and to finally see the faces behind the blogs. Driving home was smooth sailing and I look forward to the next BLMGirls DMV Experience.

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