Celebrity Judges Named for Diamond State BBQ Championship Aug. 21

Dover, DE, July 17, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Emmy Award winner Brian Gurry, host of the popular “American Builder” reality-based home improvement show on Comcast Sportsnet, and Tony Luke of Tony Luke’s Old Philly Style Sandwiches will appear as a celebrity judges for the Fifth Annual Diamond State BBQ Championship on Saturday, August 21 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Gurry and Luke will sit in as honorary taste judges and sample scores of BBQ beef, pork and chicken entries submitted by the participating teams. The Championship, to be held inside the famous Monster Mile®, is an officially sanctioned event on the Kansas City Barbecue Society circuit.

Gurry will film the “American Builder” YouTool segment during the event, which features the host in entertaining, man-on-the-street interviews. YouTool segments often feature Gurry presenting an obscure tool or construction-related object, which he asks random people to try and identify. The answers usually lead to wild and weird guesses, providing hilarious fodder for the show.

The Tony Luke’s restaurant franchise, with locations in South Philadelphia, Pa., and Atlantic City, N.J., has evolved to a take-home product line called Tony Luke’s Pronto. Tony Luke and his restaurants have earned numerous awards and recognition from local and national publications, as well as being featured in episodes of “Throwdown! With Bobby Flay,” “Dinner: Impossible,” “Food Feuds,” “Food Wars” and “Man v. Food.” Luke has appeared in several feature films, including his most recent in The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone (2009), which he also produced, and has worked with Dennis Hopper, Giovanni Ribisi, and his mentor, Leo Rossi.

Gurry and Luke will also make random appearances in the VIP Tent to sign autographs. VIP Tent tickets are $35 and include buffet, drinks, desserts, door prizes and more. Tickets may be purchased through VIP Services at 800-711-5882. Regular admission to the event is $7 at the gate or $5 when purchased in advance by phone. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Gates open at 10 a.m.

Barbeque competitors, judges, and vendors who wish to participate in the Fifth Annual Diamond State BBQ Championship may find further information and download applicable forms at http://www.doverdowns.com/dining/diamond-state-bbq-2010.


Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. The casino is open 24 hours daily and consists of table games including blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, baccarat, and more, in addition to approximately 2,700 video lottery terminals controlled by Delaware Lottery. Trackview Slots on the 4th floor holds more slots and electronic blackjack games. The Crown Royal® Poker Room opened July 14, 2010, on the 3rd floor with 12 poker tables offering the most popular poker games, including Texas Hold ‘Em. The Colonnade features the Race & Sports Book with pro football parlay betting, horse racing simulcasts, a casino lounge called Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and shops and restaurants consisting of The Marketplace, Swarovski, Godiva, Fashions of The Colonnade, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, Frankie’s Italian Restaurant and Sweet Perks Too. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is the largest in Delaware with 500 luxurious rooms/suites, indoor pool, sauna, exercise room, gift shop, Toppers Spa/Salon, 1600-seat Rollins Center® ballroom and 35,000 sq. ft. of multi-function space. Additional property amenities include seven restaurants/cafes, five bars, world-class live harness racing and simulcast horse racing. For more information, please visit doverdowns.com.
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Lisa Butler