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DULUTH, MN – On August 16, some of the area’s most popular restaurants asked for your vote as they competed for the title of best burger during the 2018 Grill Wars at Bayfront Festival Park. This year’s returning winner is Adolf Store with the McKenzie’s Bar & Grill second and Northwoods Family Grille a close third.


Over 3,500 were in attendance on that Thursday evening. Mid way through the event, organizers had to start turning people away to keep the crowds under control and insure there was enough food for everyone that came thru the gates. Presented by Midwest Communications, the event raised money the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland.


Restaurants not only be competed for the title of best burger, but also a $1,000 cash prize from Centricity Credit Union. Restaurants that grilled this year included: Adolph Store, Canal Park Brewery, Cast Iron Bar & Grill, Grandma’s Restaurants, Lucky’s 13 Pub, McKenzie’s Bar & Grill, Northwoods Family Grille, Outback Steakhouse, Alborn Tavern, The Other Place Bar & Grill and Superior Meats.


Thanks also to Fond-Du-Luth Casino, SuperOne Foods, Waste Management, Stewart’s Bikes & Sports, and London Road Rental for supporting this year’s Grill Wars. Each year, thousands come down to Bayfront Festival Park for this exciting event to support our community’s youth.



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