Best burger in Philly?

A burger at Rouge, one of the restaurants participating in the Best Burger in Philly contest. What's your choice? (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)

"Who serves the best burger?"

That's a question that you can help answer on June 4 at Burger Brawl, a burger-making contest designed as a fundraiser for Meredith Elementary School in Queen Village.

Rob and Maggie Wasserman, who own Rouge and 500 Degrees and whose son Jonah attends the school, wrangled 18 burger specialists to do the sizzling. 

The Brawl, sponsored in part by, will be start at 2 p.m. in Meredith's schoolyard, 725 S. Fifth St.

Attendees (it's a $60 ticket) will get to judge, as will Food Network host Marc Summers, Eagles star Winston Justice, and Fox29's Mike Jerrick. Tickets are being sold through Walk-ups are also welcome.

Also sponsoring are Sysco, Fiji Water, Kaiserman Co., Philadelphia's Children's First Fund, Comcast-Spectacor, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, Liberty Spirits, Electronic Ink, and the Bancorp Bank.

The complement of burger flippers will represent 10 Arts, 500 Degrees, Adsum, Alfa, Barbuzzo, Butcher & Singer, Good Dog, Ladder 15, London Grill, Midatlantic, North Third, Paesano's, Pub & Kitchen, PYT, Rouge, Royal Tavern, and Table 31.

Any comments or suggestions for other worthy burger shops to invite to a future Brawl?

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