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wanderingjew

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from the roadfood digest Sun, 07/27/08 11:46 AM (permalink)
I love it !

"Alan Richman picks his five favorite NYC burgers for his GQ blog; he says “New York is the best place in America to get a basic burger prepared properly."
 
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    tiki

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    RE: from the roadfood digest Sun, 07/27/08 12:15 PM (permalink)
    Alan Richman has obviously never been to OKLAHOMA!
     
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      NebGuy

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      RE: from the roadfood digest Sun, 07/27/08 12:16 PM (permalink)
      I thought it was California.
       
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        wanderingjew

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        RE: from the roadfood digest Sun, 07/27/08 12:44 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by NebGuy

        I thought it was California.


         
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          1bbqboy

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          RE: from the roadfood digest Tue, 07/29/08 6:38 PM (permalink)
          There you go with those Long Island cows again
           
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            uncledaveyo

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            RE: from the roadfood digest Tue, 07/29/08 6:43 PM (permalink)
            And in a year or two GQ will do a story on burgers from elsewhere and say they that city is the best. Its no different then any other "round-up," or top-ten (or 5, or 20 or whatever) that we tend to pick apart on a daily basis.
             
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              mayor al

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              RE: from the roadfood digest Tue, 08/5/08 8:10 PM (permalink)

              Let me know when he is going to write up the Burgers in St George Utah. I might read that one. I value GQ's opinions on Burgers as much as they admire my opinion of diet cola !
               
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                MiamiDon

                RE: from the roadfood digest Wed, 08/6/08 3:53 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by wanderingjew

                I love it !

                "Alan Richman picks his five favorite NYC burgers for his GQ blog; he says “New York is the best place in America to get a basic burger prepared properly."


                Good one, wj.

                For those who don't know,



                Alan Richman has dined in more unlikely locations and devoured more tasting menus than any other restaurant critic alive. He has reviewed restaurants in almost every Communist country (China, Vietnam, Cuba, East Germany) and has recklessly indulged his enduring passion for eight-course dinners (plus cheese). All of this attests to his herculean constitution, and to his dedication to food writing.

                In Fork It Over, the eight-time winner of the James Beard Award retraces decades of culinary adventuring. In one episode, he reviews a Chicago restaurant owned and operated by Louis Farrakhan (not known to be a fan of Jewish restaurant critics) and completes the assignment by sneaking into services at the Nation of Islam mosque, where no whites are allowed. In Cuba, he defies government regulations by interviewing starving political dissidents, and then he rewards himself with a lobster lunch at the most expensive restaurant in Havana. He chiffonades his way to a failing grade at the Paul Bocuse school in Lyon, politely endures Sharon Stone's notions of fine dining, and explains why you can't get a good meal in Boston, spurred on by the reckless passion for food that made him "the only soldier he knows who gained weight while in Vietnam" and carried him from his neighborhood burger joint to Le Bernardin.

                Alan Richman, once described as the "Indiana Jones of food writers," has won more major awards than any other food writer alive, including a National Magazine Award, eight James Beard Awards for restaurant reviewing, and two James Beard M.F.K. Fisher distinguished writing awards.

                 
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                  billyboy

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                  RE: from the roadfood digest Wed, 08/6/08 7:26 PM (permalink)
                  Does anyone have the link to the aforementioned article on Richman's blog? I'd love to read it.
                   
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                    1bbqboy

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                    RE: from the roadfood digest Wed, 08/6/08 8:03 PM (permalink)
                    none of that explains why NYC would have the best hamburgers though.
                     
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                      seafarer john

                      RE: from the roadfood digest Wed, 08/6/08 9:44 PM (permalink)
                      The best hamburgers are wherever you find them - sometimes in unexpected places, and , sadly, sometimes they are not so great in the places you traveled many miles to visit.

                      Cheers, John
                       
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                        wanderingjew

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                        RE: from the roadfood digest Wed, 08/6/08 10:05 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by bill voss

                        none of that explains why NYC would have the best hamburgers though.


                        Maybe because NYC has the best of everything!



                        20 Million people think so
                         
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                          1bbqboy

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                          RE: from the roadfood digest Thu, 08/7/08 12:57 AM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by wanderingjew

                          quote:
                          Originally posted by bill voss

                          none of that explains why NYC would have the best hamburgers though.


                          Maybe because NYC has the best of everything!



                          20 Million people think so

                          ...and the other 280,000,000+ of us are laughing out loud,
                          Mr. Trump.
                           
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