The 11th annual Taste of Newark happens Sept. 28 on the Old College Lawn of the University of Delaware. But your tickets now—they sell out quickly. Founded by former Mayor Vance Funk, and now co-chaired by both Funk and Mayor Polly Sierer, Taste of Newark is the ultimate local foodie event. Guests enjoy the culinary delights of nearly 50 Newark restaurants, accompanied by the finest area wine distributors. Celebrity cooking demonstrations provide phenomenal entertainment as palates are tempted by the ultimate variety of foods from around the world. A spirit of competition between each and every restaurant brings the absolute best eating experience to guests. Fueling competition among eateries is the annual “Iron Chef” style Battle of the Chefs! Now in its sixth year, Newark’s best chefs battle for the title of Newark’s Top Chef, with one hour to concoct masterpieces from a secret list of ingredients. Competing this year are Donny Merrill of Skipjack, Matt McKay from Newark Country Club, and Ben MacGuiness and Robbie Jester from 16 Mile Taphouse, to be judged by a panel of local celebrity judges. For more, call 368-2561 or click here.