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So You Think You Can Burger Bash?

rayrayburg.jpgVying for a chance to beat hamburger heavyweights Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Symon, and Jose Garces, among others, at The Amstel Light Burger Bash Presented by Allen Brothers and hosted by Rachael Ray on February 24: three Burger Bash virgins, Paul Malvone (Boston Burger Company), Tommy Up (PYT Burger/Philadelphia) and Mauricio Oliveros (Frank-N-Burger/Long Island, NY), finalists in Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine's search for the country's best, undiscovered burger chef whose grand prize is a coveted spot at the BB. The trio will face-off on the Rachael Ray show on January 13, and prepare their burger entry to be judged by last year's People’s Choice Award winner Symon and editor-in-chief of Every Day with Rachael Ray, Liz Vaccariello."The magazine wanted to show that lesser known cooks can hold their own at the biggest and most respected burger competition in the country, says Vaccariello. “With the help of our readers, who nominated them, and our test kitchen staff, who tested and tasted them, I think we found three great contenders!" [EaterWire]