It's almost like Christmas morning. Cancel that, it's better than Christmas morning. It's the Denver Burger Battle. If you've been following my blog for the past year or two, you'll know that this is the one food event that I go to, no matter what. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of wonderful events that support amazing and deserving causes, This just happens to be my personal favorite.

If you haven't ever been to the Burger Battle, here's how it all shakes out. You get a plate, unlimited beers, and as many quarter sections of burgers as you want. Now, these aren't just any burgers. These happen to be patties of juicy goodness from Denver's best and brightest restaurants. And don't expect just any grill jockey to be manning the booth either. You'll see faces of some of Denver's most prominent chefs hustling behind a table of meaty goodness.

Each eatery has two chances to win. They can either win your affection over and take home the People's Choice, or they can take home the Judge's Choice. This years' judge panel is no joke either, being comprised of some of Denver's finest Epicureans including: Jen Jasinski, Lon Symensma, Brandon Biederman, and Biker Jim. 

What's at stake for the restaurants, you ask? Well, aside from a spot in the annals of Denver burger greatness, Frontier Airlines will be flying the People's Choice winner to Las Vegas in November to represent Colorado in the World Food Championships. Perennial heavy hitter Crave went last year and took 6th overall out of 40 contestants!

Here's who will be throwin' down in 2013:


Crave (2012 People's Choice Winner)

Larkburger (2012 Judge's Choice Winner)

Highland Tap & Burger

Jax (New Contestant)

TAG Burger Bar (New Contestant)

Candlelight Tavern (New Contestant)

Linger (New Contestant)

EDGE at Four Seasons (New Contestant)

Punch Bowl Social (New Contestant)

Grind Glenwood (New Contestant)

Juicy Burgers

Aside from gorging yourself on some of the best burgers in town, you'll also be taking home some pretty nifty reminders of your gluttonous evening. Each guest will receive some impressive swag with anywhere from $10-$50 gift card to Frontier airlines, a full bottle of Elevation Ketchup (made locally), and spices from Savory Spice shop.

Tickets are just $69 and net proceeds go to the  Kossler Foundation which distributes to charities in Denver helping hunger, economic development, & child welfare. So head over to DBB's site, and grab your ticket before it's too late.