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Best in Backyards Announces Competitors for Upcoming Bull Burger Battle


Best in Backyards Announces Competitors for Upcoming Bull Burger Battle

Mahopac, NY (PRWEB) 

A diverse group of 14 burger experts will go head-to-head at Best in Backyards in Mahopac, New York on Saturday, May 31 at the first Bull Burger Battle of 2014.

The contestants include restaurant owners, current and former Culinary Institute of America students, professional instructors and grill-masters from competitive barbecue teams. Here is the official list:

-Tom Bucci: Bucci Brothers Deli (Mahopac, NY) 
-Tim Bucolo: Crafty 'Cue BBQ (Mount Kisco, NY) 
-Jay Cho: Student at the Culinary Institute of America (Poughkeepsie, NY) 
-David Conti: Red Planet BBQ (Seymour, CT) 
-Skip Day: Competitive barbecue pit-master (Wantagh, NY) 
-John Delahanty: Johnny D's BBQ & Burgers (Mahopac, NY) 
-Dan Herman: Dan's TBD BBQ (Bellmore, NY) 
-Chris Holihan: Holihan's Beer Me BBQ (Mahopac, NY) 
-Dan Maffucci: Route 6 Taphouse (Mahopac, NY) 
-Joseph Maino: (Staten Island, NY) 
-Donna Massaro: The Freight House Cafe (Mahopac, NY) 
-James Russell: Crossroads Deli & Catering (Mahopac, NY) 
-Joe Saccente: Competitive barbecue pit-master (Shrub Oak, NY) 
-Darcy Ann Sala: Chef instructor for Dutchess County BOCES (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Competitors have two hours to create their entries, which will go before a panel of four judges: Mike Bennett from 100.7 WHUD, Katie DeMarco from Putnam County Tourism, Jennifer Maher from Putnam County Chambers of Commerce and John Turiano from Westchester Magazine. The Bull Burger Battle is a blind judging competition, so entries will be submitted in approved and numbered containers. Each burger will be judged on execution, appearance and taste.

"We're so excited to have such a fantastic group of knowledgeable and passionate competitors," said Rolf Zimmermann, Vice President of Sales for Best in Backyards.

The winner of the competition will receive a Bull Outdoor Angus Grill Cart, valued at $2,500, and a trip to Las Vegas, valued at $1,500, to compete in the World Food Championships. Folks who attend the event will also have a chance to enter a drawing for a trip to Las Vegas to watch the World Food Championships.

With face painting, food tastings and product demonstrations (think pizza made on the grill!) the Bull Burger Battle is going to be a great time for the whole family. Admission is free.

Best in Backyards of Mahopac is located at 119 Route 6 in Mahopac, NY. Display items include cedar swing sets, Springfree trampolines, storage sheds, in-ground basketball hoops, outdoor kitchens, retractable awnings, pavilions, pergolas, pool houses and gazebos.

About Best in Backyards 
Best in Backyards is the retail division of Eastern Jungle Gym, a leading manufacturer and supplier of wooden swing sets for 22 years. Best in Backyards superstores are located in Connecticut and New York.

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