What to Wear to a Burger Battle?
What to Wear to a Burger Battle?
Saturday I had the awesome opportunity of being one of the judges for the 2015 Delaware Burger Battle held at the Cauffield House in Wilmington Delaware. To say that this was a hard job would be a lie because it was the easiest and by far the best job of the entire summer!
If you read my post last Monday then you would have known that I had suggested that you bring your appetite and to wear stretchy clothes. Thankfully, I heeded my own advice because I didn’t eat breakfast and wore this multicolor stretchable maxi dress.
The maxi dress was just one of several that I had purchased in May at Ross Dress for Less in preparation for our 2015 family vacation to the DR, remember this post? The elastic waist and long flowing bodice was not only chic but it was cool, comfy and I received many compliments throughout the day.
I have to admit that it was the perfect easy breezy outfit to wear to judge not one…not two…but 5 amazing burgers and then an afternoon of an all-you-can-eat from 15+ restaurants all vying for “The People’s Choice” trophy!
The fact that the Burger Battle was held at the scenic Cauffield House made the event even better, if that was even possible! “The Cauffiel House’s comfortable charm and picturesque setting provides a refuge from the modern world. The surrounding grounds feature a gracious canopy of mature trees and a quaint gazebo”. My son, Tayair attended with me and he was also my volunteer photographer so for that I wish to thank him for his patience!
I would also like to congratulate the winners of the 2015 DE Burger Battle;
Alternative Burger – Home Grown Café
Peoples Choice – Maiale Deli and Salumeria
Critics Choice – Chelsea Tavern
and also a special congratulations to the real winners of the day, The Ministry of Caring Emmanuel Dining Room who with the donated proceeds from the event will further assist them with their wonderful humanitarian efforts assisting those in need in the state of Delaware.
It was perfect day, warm weather with low humidity which is a rarity for a summer day in Delaware. It was also a delight to meet fellow Delaware food bloggers Don Palmer from www.aslongasweeat.com and Dan Sanchez of www.dorksandforks.com as well as Reyna Boyer of www.foodnerdjr.com
I can honestly say, that we all had a great time test tasting each burger grading them on a 4 point system and cleansing our pallets with cold beer. My favorite was Purple Haze, a New Orleans blend which was apropos considering it was the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
The 2015 Burger Battle was yet another fantastic Delaware event and would like to thank JulieAnne Cross for once again inviting me to participate and I look forward to the 2016 Delaware Burger Battle.
Do you have Burger Battles in your cities or towns?
Come back on Friday to see more of these mouth watering burgers which may give you some ideas for your Labor Day cookout.
In the meantime, check out my YouTube channel for a few highlights from the 2015 DE Burger Battle and my appeal to Adam Richman of NBCFoodFighters to attend next year’s battle.
Oh and there are some other pics on my Instagram page as well.
Ooooh…what a fun outing!! And that dress is perfect (for many occasions!) jodie
Thank you sweetie, I bought it for vacation but never wore it so when I was invited to judge I knew it would be perfect.
I love burgers! You have the perfect look! xxx
Thank you my friend. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather.
Oh yeah! Stretchy clothes for this tasty event.
You know it – the looser the better! Happy Blogoversary, you don’t look a year over 3.5
You are in two words simply awesome. Glad you had a fun time at what looked to be a fun event. Loved your choice of dress for such an mouth watering and delicious food tasting it was perfect. burgers, burgers,and more burgers…yummy.
Sheila, two words back – THANK YOU! Such a sweet and welcoming comment. It was so much fun and the weather made it even better. I wish I had a few of those burgers today! Have an awesome week.
I love burgers so I would love to be a judge at a burger battle. I’m loving that dress sis!
Thank sis, you would have had a great time. It was a perfect day and a wonderfully fun family event. Hope the girls had a great day today.
What a great contest to judge!!! Love your maxi dress. 🙂
Jaymie, it was and there were so many wonderful choices – I am still dreaming about burgers! Hope you are having an awesome Monday.
Fun with good eats and you wore the perfect dress. Did you have to taste all the burgers?
Thanks Blog Sistah, I didn’t have to eat the burger in it’s entirety which was great, otherwise, I wouldn’t have had room for the Purple Haze beer which was awesome!!!
What a fun event! Who wouldn’t want to judge at a Burger battle?! YUM! You look great in the printed maxi dress.
Sheree, thank you, I had a blast!
That sounds like an awesome job and your looked so beautiful while doing the judging too. Love that maxi!
Believe me Rachel, it was an absolutely AWESOME job! Thanks and I do hope you have a wonderful weekend.
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