Denver has no shortage of feisty food and drink competitions, where cooks, bartenders and brewers square off over tacos, chicken, fancy small plates or — for booze lovers — cocktails or craft beer. The latest cook-off to hit the city was the Denver Burger Battle
, which took over Tivoli Quad Park on the Auraria campus on Thursday, August 2. Nearly twenty contenders grabbed their spatulas and flipped burgers all evening until the winners were chosen; judges preferred the patties of Stanley Beer Hall
(2501 Dallas Street, Aurora), which earned the title for the second year running, while Hearth & Dram
(1801 Wewatta Street) swaggered away with the peoples' choice award.