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silverspork

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  • Joined: 4/20/2003
  • Location: Seattle, WA
Moon Burgers Sun, 11/23/03 12:12 PM (permalink)
I just watched a segment of CBS Sunday Morning with
Charles Osgood. They went to the decidedly small,
rural "town" of Moonshine, Illinois to profile the
Moon Burger. Made by one of the 2 official residents
of the town (actually a grocery), they are apparently
quite the tradition. They showed people coming in and
ordering 15 burgers at a time. You can get hamburgers
and/or cheeseburgers. You add your own mustard and ketchup.
The stove is only hot until 12:30 P.M. and then the
cook locks up-no exceptions.

The grocery is a real gathering place and the social
aspect is as important as the cuisine.
 
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    Bushie

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    • Joined: 4/21/2001
    • Location: Round Rock, TX
    RE: Moon Burgers Mon, 11/24/03 8:28 AM (permalink)
    I saw that. I liked the whole show, but the segment on Moonshine, Illinios was great!! I've GOT to eat there!

    I, um, "found" this link that tells about this place:

    http://www.clarkcountyil.org/Communities/moonshine.htm
     
    #2
      tiki

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      • Joined: 7/7/2003
      • Location: Rentiesville, OK
      RE: Moon Burgers Mon, 11/24/03 7:40 PM (permalink)
      Neat place---Thanks for the website,Bushie. At the moment we have no tv---and when we finish the new house its tempting to just not get one but there are some shows i do miss--Sunday Mornig is onme of them.Long time Charles Kuralt fan and pleased with Charles Osgood's great job continuing a great format and greater attitude.Would have missed this if not for Silverspork--thanks!
       
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        Bushie

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        • Location: Round Rock, TX
        RE: Moon Burgers Mon, 11/24/03 7:52 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by tiki

        Neat place---Thanks for the website,Bushie. At the moment we have no tv---and when we finish the new house its tempting to just not get one but there are some shows i do miss--Sunday Mornig is onme of them.Long time Charles Kuralt fan and pleased with Charles Osgood's great job continuing a great format and greater attitude.Would have missed this if not for Silverspork--thanks!

        Ditto the thanks to silverspork.

        tiki, Charles Kuralt was one of my early "inspirations". I rarely missed the show when he hosted it. I've grown to accept Osgood in recent years, but I just related much more to Kuralt's "Spirit".
         
        #4
          tiki

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          • Joined: 7/7/2003
          • Location: Rentiesville, OK
          RE: Moon Burgers Wed, 11/26/03 5:33 AM (permalink)
          I know what you mean.Bushie---the first time i read Kuralts "On the Road",i said--"Hey,this guys got MY job!!" was very jelous that he got paid to do that. The man was wonderful--had the most mello attitide and at a time when the world looked crazed,he reminded me that things CAN work out just fine and there reallyn are alot nice people out there! I miss him.
           
          #5
            Sundancer7

            RE: Moon Burgers Wed, 11/26/03 8:03 AM (permalink)
            I always looked forward to Sunday morning with Charles Kuralt. I wanted to go to every place he showed.

            He also had a very secret life.

            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN
             
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              tiki

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              • Joined: 7/7/2003
              • Location: Rentiesville, OK
              RE: Moon Burgers Wed, 11/26/03 11:18 AM (permalink)
              "Secret life"???? and.......
               
              #7
                Lone Star

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                • Joined: 5/22/2003
                • Location: Houston, TX
                RE: Moon Burgers Wed, 11/26/03 11:29 AM (permalink)
                I watched that program too. I WANTED one of those burgers.

                I liked when the lady said "If you're in here after the door is locked, your cleanin up!"
                 
                #8
                  Sundancer7

                  RE: Moon Burgers Wed, 11/26/03 12:14 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by tiki

                  "Secret life"???? and.......


                  Charles Kuralt was apparently happily married and after his death, it was discovered that his mistress for many years lived in a neat cabin in a western state which belonged to Kuralt. It was a news item for a while after his death. I think she eventually got to keep the property. She had apparently been his mistress for many years.

                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN
                   
                  #9
                    tiki

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                    • Joined: 7/7/2003
                    • Location: Rentiesville, OK
                    RE: Moon Burgers Wed, 11/26/03 1:48 PM (permalink)
                    Ahhh---i see.

                    Well life is what it is,isnt it?
                     
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