Cheeseburger contest in Wailea

In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day on Wednesday, The Shops at Wailea will host its first Wailea Burger Battle 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Main Fountain Courtyard to determine the best cheeseburger at The Shops.

Participating restaurants include Lineage Maui, Tommy Bahama, The Pint & Cork, Cheeseburger Island Style, Longhi’s Wailea and Island Gourmet Market, who will present their best burger to a panel of local foodies to judge in a blind tasting.

The judging panel includes Carla Tracy, Maui dining editor for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; Becky Speere, dining editor of Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine; and Rod Antone, digital content editor at MauiNow. All cheeseburger entries will be prepared immediately before to the competition period, with each competitor presenting their cheeseburger in a nonidentifiable “to-go” box for judging.

Following the tasting, the winner will receive a team trophy, framed team picture and bragging rights as owners of the best burger at The Shops at Wailea.