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Astoria event to host first ‘Burger Battle’

Hosted by Dish du Jour Magazine, seven restaurants from the five boroughs will enter the fray and battle it out for the title of "Best Burger in the Boroughs." Judging these ketchup-thirsty contenders will be a panel of celebrity judges led by Kelly Choi, producer and host of "Eat Out NY City" on NYC TV, and Tony Tantillo, CBS 2 food expert.The battle will be a side act in the Cuisine of Queens & Beyond 2008 food and wine event. There will be numerous attractions throughout this event promising a gluttonously good time.Highlights include 50 Queens restaurants, gourmet shops, bakeries and wine and beer companies. Participating in the event will be famous names and restaurants like Arthur Schwartz, a former Daily News food critic now known as the "Food Maven"; Bravo TV's Top Chef Leanne Wong; and George Motz, producer of the acclaimed documentary film and book "Hamburger America" and co-creator of the NYC Food Film Festival.Head down to Astoria on May 20 and root for your borough's chefs.For more information, call 718-777-7918 or visit

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