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Over 60 Philadelphia region restaurants will fire up the grills and battle for burger bragging rights at the 9th Annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl presented by Jim Beam. The grills come out and the gloves come off on Sunday, September 15, 2019, with VIP gates opening at 1:00pm and general admission opening at 2:00pm. The region’s largest food competition will move to a larger new space and take over the Marine Parade Ground at Navy Yard Philadelphia. Attendees are invited to enjoy all-you-can-eat samples of the very best burger in Philadelphia and then vote for their favorite. Food critics, writers and celebrity judges will also name one winning burger, “Judge’s Choice.”

Restaurants and bars may compete in the Cutthroat Cocktail Competition, sponsored by Jim Beam. Tickets are on sale now at for $45 for advance general admission (or $50 at the door) which includes samples and one free cocktail. VIP tickets are also on sale for $100 with perks like early entry, a VIP lounge and unlimited drinks. Children under 10 are free, no ticket required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Twenty-one with identification to drink. Parking is free. Event is rain or shine. All proceeds go to The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia to support hardware needs to implement math and reading literacy programs in underserved elementary schools.

“Philadelphia Burger Brawl is back again with two exciting changes — an all new date in the fall and an all new, even larger location at Navy Yard Philadelphia,” said volunteer Organizer and Founder Rob Wasserman. “We are ready to bring on the sizzle as we help feed literacy and support underserved elementary schools in Philadelphia. This year we are proud to have support from 60+ restaurants that will bring their culinary talents and passion to the Navy Yard. Be prepared to come hungry as they wow us again at the grills. While nothing beats walking away with Burger Brawl bragging rights, we are all actually winners as we raise tens of thousands of dollars together for an amazing cause near and dear to our hearts.”

For 2019, look for a who’s who of top restaurants, eateries and bars spanning across the region, from Center City to South Jersey, the Main Line to the Northeast, and everywhere in between. Top food neighborhoods and towns are all represented including Queen Village, East Passyunk Avenue, South Street, Midtown Village, Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Ardmore, University City, Kensington and many more. 
The list of competitors (to date) includes the following:

* Bainbridge Street Barrel House
* Barbuzzo
* Bernie’s University City
* Black Cat Tavern
* Brick & Brew
* Brickwall Tavern
* BurgerFi
* Chic-a-delphia
* Craftsman Row
* Culture on the Circle
* Del Frisco’s Steak House
* Elevation Burger
* Flannel
* Frankie and Jimmy D’s
* Greenhouse, New Hope
* Hanks Place
* Hard Rock Café
* Harper’s Garden
* Hip City Veg & Bombon Bar
* JT Brewskis Pub
* Lucky’s Last Chance
* m2o Burger
* Milk Boy
* Misconduct Tavern
* Moonshine Philly
* New Wave Cafe
* Outlaw’s Burger Barn & Creamery
* Pineville Tavern
* PJ Clarke’s
* Profeta Farms
* Prohibition Tap Room
* Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft
* Rouge
* Sabrina’s Cafe
* Second District Brewing
* Shrimpy’s BBQ
* Steam Pub
* Stove and Tap
* Taproom on 19th
* The Bercy
* The Common
* The Red Owl Tavern
* Three Monkey’s Café
* Tradesman PHL
* Tredici Enoteca
* Twenty Manning
* Twisted Tail
* Village Whiskey
* Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro
* Yards Brewing Company

New competitors for 2019 include Flannel, Tradesman’s, Harper’s Garden, Avalon Bistro, Brick & Brew, Brickwall Tavern, Culture on the Circle, Del Frisco’s, Green House, Hip City Veg, Profeta Farms, South Bowl, The Common and Three Monkey Cafe.


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