Let them eat lettuce: Anemia-prevention Event
When our friend Kevin suggested that we push our non-red-meat-eating spouses in the direction of a lettuce patch and head to a combination documentary screening/hamburger tasting event this Saturday, we felt a great sense of relief to have someone else looking out for our slipping iron levels.
Here are the details:
Event: Screening of Hamburger America, George Motz’s documentary about the country’s favorite sandwich and all its variations.
Sample the burgers featured in the film and reproduced at Harry’s—like Wisconsin’s Butter Burger (served with a pat of butter) or the Guber Burger from Missouri (smeared with peanut butter).
When: Saturday, June 24
Time: 6-10 pm
Location: Water Taxi Beach, Hunter’s Point, 2nd St at Borden Ave, Long Island City, Queens.
Fee: Documentary screening is free, but you have to purchase advance ticket to ensure a taste of the burgers featutred in the documentary.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit watertaxibeach.com.
[Time Out via Kevin K]
In other Hamburger news, a Florida restaurant has been selling 20 oz burgers for $100. The burger is made of ground chuck from three continents and proceeds from the pricey sandwich will go towards the Make a Wish Foundation. We saw this ah-shucks style story while watching the morning news. It goes without saying that we've lost all respect for this version of the news. But we couldn't go without commenting on how the morning shows are becoming free publicity avenues for savvy businesses and how reporters are letting it happen.
The reporter presented the story as though its relevance was how the high pricetag of a hamburger was benefitting the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Curious about how much of the hundred bucks the foundation would see, we did a little digging and discovered that the restaurant will keep $90, passing on a mere $10 the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Once again we're left wondering who the fools are who are producing the local news stories.