By: Garrett Downing, newsnet5.com
AKRON, Ohio - The sixth annual National Hamburger Festival is expected to draw thousands of people this weekend at Lock 3 in Akron.
It will also bring a unique—heart-attack-waiting-to-happen—attraction: a deep-fried cheeseburger.
The calorie-packed treat is made by taking a slider-sized cheeseburger, dipping it in special batter and deep frying. It is a creation of the festival’s founder Drew Cerza and MetroBurger’s owner Scott Buford, according to a release from the city of Akron. Drew Cerza, the founder of the festival, said the batter taste like a mix of funnel cakes and pancakes.
Another unique burger-themed item for the festival is the cheeseburger soup from Akron’s The Stew Pot Kitchen. The restaurant, located on High Street, does the usual soups like beef stew and chicken noodle, but also features a long list of creative creations.
The festival will feature several other venders, live music, a burger cook-off, a classic car show and a beauty queen pageant.
The event will be held Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, visit the festival’s website: www.hamburgerfestival.com . [SOURCE]