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Burgers on the Bay

The Burger Bash at Linden Place showcases local venues and supports Bristol history


At the tail end of the month, you’ll have one final excuse to enjoy a cookout before autumn sets in: the third annual Burger Bash at Linden Place. Yet there’s no need to pack your own grill; the Bash showcases the juiciest burgers in the East Bay, brought to you by favorite local establishments. Here you’ll find such diverse burger-broilers as Judge Roy Bean Saloon, Bristol Oyster Bar, the Statesman Tavern, Metacom Kitchen, Aidan’s Pub, McGrath Clambakes, and Fork in the Road Food Truck, as well as sponsors Toasted Bun Hospitality, Inc. and Chomp Kitchen and Drinks.

And this isn’t just beef on buns; you can chow down on turkey, pork, and seafood sandwiches as well. Meanwhile, guests can sample a range of local beers and wines, and live bluegrass bands will perform throughout the afternoon in the ballroom and lawn. Events take place against the magisterial backdrop of the Linden Place mansion, where curious visitors can browse exhibits on the DeWolf family and Bristol’s colonial past.

Note that the Burger Bash isn’t a walk-in event: admission is $45, and the festivities take place from 1-4pm, so it’s best to arrive early. But if you’re willing to splurge on some primo patties, proceeds go to a good cause – the preservation of the Linden Place facilities. September 30, Bristol