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Tommy2dogs

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  • Location: Chicago, IL
Hamburger America Tue, 09/7/04 1:46 PM (permalink)
Does anyone have any information about the Documentary "Hamburger America" which premeired in Chicago in April? Their site doesn't give any info on where it will be showing (TV theatres etc) or if you can purchase it.
 
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    geomotz

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    • Location: NY, NY
    RE: Hamburger America Mon, 11/1/04 11:37 PM (permalink)
    I can give you an update, since I made the film! We are currently seeking a distributor and the Sundance Channel is interested in airing the film in 2005. The World Premiere for Hamburger America will be at the Santa Fe Film Festival, Dec. 1-5, which is also the first public screening. Come on down! Once we get some sort of distribution the film will be for sale for sure. Check the website for updates - we post new stuff once a week. And please patronize all of the restaurants in the film often.
     
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      brentk

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      RE: Hamburger America Tue, 11/2/04 6:11 AM (permalink)
      Geomotz -

      What's the url?
       
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        chezkatie

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        RE: Hamburger America Tue, 11/2/04 8:04 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Brent Kulman

        Geomotz -

        What's the url?


        http://www.hamburgeramerica.com/
         
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          geomotz

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          RE: Hamburger America Tue, 11/2/04 8:15 AM (permalink)
          thanks Chezkatie
           
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            arnisarn

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            • Location: Fairfax, VA
            RE: Hamburger America Tue, 11/2/04 9:28 AM (permalink)
            My husband and I ate at the Wheel Inn Drive In in Sedalia MO on on our way to our honeymoon hotel in the Lake of the Ozarks in 1971. I had always wanted to eat there... grew up in KCK and my grandmother lived on a farm outside of Sedalia. Every time we visited, my brother, sister, and I would lobby to eat at the Wheel Inn. We, of course, were never granted that wish. The only time we ever ate anywhere but at a relative's house (had a ton of them in and around Sedalia) was at the MO State Fair held in Sedalia every August. We always took picnics, but could usually talk Mom and Dad into letting us have a corn dog sometime during the 2 days we spent there every year. Ahhh, memories. Didn't have the guberburger on my honeymoon, but I do remember that the food was good (and we were starved after a day of nothing but a bite of wedding cake).
            arnisarn
             
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              brentk

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              RE: Hamburger America Tue, 11/2/04 10:11 AM (permalink)
              Great photos, geomotz!

              Sadly, I've never been to any of those places.

              The best burger I have ever had was at Tessaro's in Pittsburgh. It's a neighborhood tavern that grinds their own beef, twice, if I recall correctly.

              Have you ever been there?
               
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                geomotz

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                RE: Hamburger America Tue, 11/2/04 10:12 AM (permalink)
                That's a great story - and I'm sure nothing has changed since 1971 at the Wheel Inn. In fact, the man behind the burgers is still there (John). We filmed the Wheel Inn during the State Fair just so we could attend the Fair. We had press passes and filmed a cattle competition that did not make it into the film (look for it on the Special Edition DVD).
                 
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                  geomotz

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                  RE: Hamburger America Tue, 11/2/04 10:20 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Brent Kulman

                  Great photos, geomotz!

                  Sadly, I've never been to any of those places.

                  The best burger I have ever had was at Tessaro's in Pittsburgh. It's a neighborhood tavern that grinds their own beef, twice, if I recall correctly.

                  Have you ever been there?


                  no, but we looked at Tessaro's. I think it missed one of our man criteria for being in the film - all the restaurants in the film have had a burger on the menu for over 40 years...

                  glad you like the photos!
                   
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                    guttergourmet

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                    • Location: new york, NY
                    RE: Hamburger America Tue, 11/2/04 3:26 PM (permalink)
                    Best burgers in NYC-Corner bistro, burger joint
                     
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                      Oneiron339

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                      RE: Hamburger America Tue, 11/2/04 4:43 PM (permalink)
                      Yo, Motz, howabout a list of the places you visited, and when's the movie going to be shown in the South (re: Atlanta)?
                       
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                        cleveland66

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                        • Location: Ruston, LA
                        RE: Hamburger America Tue, 11/2/04 4:46 PM (permalink)
                        I've had the pleasure of eating a burger at Dyer's. They rank high on my list...

                        Looking forward to seeing the film, Geomotz.
                         
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                          geomotz

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                          RE: Hamburger America Wed, 11/3/04 1:03 AM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by oneiron339

                          Yo, Motz, howabout a list of the places you visited, and when's the movie going to be shown in the South (re: Atlanta)?

                          we visited hundreds of burger joints, but a few of my favorites that didn't make it into the film were:
                          The Apple Pan - LA
                          Jay's - LA
                          Dave's Not Here - Santa Fe
                          Corner Bistro - NYC
                          Jackson Hole - NYC
                          Burger Joint - NYC
                          White Manna - NJ
                          Yankee Doodle - New Haven
                          Top Notch - Chicago
                          Town Topic - Kansas City
                          and of course
                          In and Out
                           
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