The deep-fried burger at Mother's Grille

The deep-fried burger at Mother's Grille (Mike Buscher / Baltimore Sun photo / May 8, 2009)

Ropewalk Tavern, Ten Ten American Bistro, Grille 620, The Rowhouse Grille and B&O Brasserie are among the taverns and restaurants competing in the third annual Charm City Burger Wars, which will take place on May 31 at Mother's Federal Hill Grille.

Other restaurants announced for the competition are C&R Pub, The Circuit, Willow and the defending champion, Michael's Cafe.

More restaurants will be announced later, according to Mother's, which is organizing the event. Tickets are $17 and include samples of the burgers and a chance to vote for the best burger.

The third annual Charm City Burger Wars is 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on May 31 at Mother’s Grille, 1113 S. Charles St. For information call 410-244-8686 or go to mothersgrille.com