Sacramento’s first charity burger cook-off and tasting event, the Sacramento Burger Battle, will be held on National Cheeseburger Day, Sept. 18, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Raley Field. All ticket sales for the event benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Up to 15 Sacramento-area restaurants will create their best burgers in the hope of being named the Best Burger in Sacramento. A panel of guest judges will determine the winner of the Sacramento Burger Battle. Guest judges include food writers Rick Kushman and Erin Jackson, local chef Bret Bohlmann, and Rick Mindermann of Corti Brothers.
Admission to the event is limited to adults 21 and over. Attendees can sample burgers from participating restaurants and vote for their favorite burger to receive the People’s Choice Award. Beer and wine tastings feature samples of regional brands, including Crispin Cider and Sierra Nevada.
Featured entertainment includes a live art installation by the nationally acclaimed Tekstartist from Carlsbad, California. The final piece will be auctioned off during the event to raise additional funds for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Conceived by Rodney Blackwell, a nationally ranked burger blogger based in Sacramento, California, Sacramento Burger Battle’s purpose is two-fold: to showcase the local dining scene, and to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Blackwell’s commitment to helping find a cure for Crohn’s and colitis started four years ago, when his daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s.
- de Vere’s Irish Pub
- The Porch
- The Eatery
- Restaurant Thir13en
- Kupros Bistro
- Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar
- Delta King
- The Chef’s Table
- Squeeze Inn
- The Golden Bear
For tickets and info, visit sacburgerbattle.com.