‘Best in Paradise’ cheeseburger, margarita contest June 18

Staff Report

The sixth annual “Best in Paradise” cheeseburger and margarita contest to benefit Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) is set for 3 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at the Lombardi Club in Rockford.

“Best Cheeseburger in Paradise” judges will be WIFR Chief Meteorologist Mark Henderson, Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey (I), State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-34) and North Main Tap’s Alex Romero.

“Best Margarita in Paradise” judges will be Rockford Register Star’s Georgette Braun, Dr. T. from Dental Dimensions, and Brizz and Johnny Rude from 96.7 The Eagle.

Judges’ Choice winners will receive cash prizes, and People’s Choice winners will have their names appear on a billboard.

Od Tapo Imi, a Chicagoland “Jimmy Buffet meets the Blue Man Group” band, will be featured on the Backyard Grill and Bar Stage.

The Lombardi Club is at 209 Olive St. Visit thebestinparadise.com or call Julie Christian at (815) 484-3236 for more info.

From the June 15-21, 2011 issue

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