‘Best in Paradise’ June 22 at Lombardi Club

Staff Report

What do cheeseburgers, margaritas, great music and helping your hungry neighbors have in common? The “Best in Paradise,” of course!

The eighth annual fund-raiser for the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) starts at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at the Lombardi Club, 209 Olive St., in downtown Rockford.

Music from The Classix, Radio Stars and County Line will be enjoyed, along with gourmet burgers for sale. Visit the Beverage Island and enjoy a sampling of the cheeseburger and margarita entries.

Judges for the Best Cheeseburger in Paradise are Mark Henderson, Eric Sorensen, Lonnie Presson and Geno from Countryside Meats. The margaritas will be judged by Georgette Braun, Brizz and Johnny Rude from the Eagle and Patti Tumilowicz. A limited number of samples will be available after judging.

Pre-sale tickets are available for $7 at Backyard Grill and Bar and on the Best in Paradise website, www.thebestinparadise.com.

From the June 19-25, 2013, issue

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