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Battle of the Burgers, Oct. 2

Four hours of intense gluttony are scheduled here Saturday, Oct. 2. That's the day the possibly epic Battle of the Burgers will be held at John Howell Park in Virginia-Highland.

I say "possibly epic," because some notable Atlanta burger venues have not yet signed up for participation, although 11 have. This event is for a very good cause. Proceeds will benefit Embraced, an organization that collects and distributes "gently used" medical equipment locally and globally. So don't make us name names of the nonparticipants (although the event's website kinda-sorta does, in comical fashion).

The event has signed up Slim Chickens and Stephanie Scarlet for music and is looking for more. Judges are a motley mix of foodies, including, among others, the venerable Foodie Buddha, Jonathan Baker and Hugh Acheson.

Tickets, if bought in advance, are $20 and include 20 "tastes." But you'll pay a good bit more if you wait to buy tickets on the day of the event, which will be held 12-4 p.m.

Absolutely check out the website, which is quite entertaining.