Last Thursday was the premiere of The Burgerlution at the opening night of the New York City Food Film Festival. What an exhilarating night! Seriously!
The night started with a proclamation from Mayor Bloomberg, naming October 13th Film Festival day. We’re honored! (And Jon’s mom got to share a burger photo op with the mayor!)
Before the film, hamburgers were served in the theater so everyone could taste what they were watching. It made the whole experience so much more fun. So much food and great films. I want to say another huge thank you to all of our friends and family that came out and everyone that made the film possible. You are all so great! And congratulations to the other filmmakers!
Recently The Burgerlution met with J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, an executive editor for Serious Eats. He’s a food science genius with a big passion for our favorite food. In the clip below, Kenji gives his tips for starting a great burger in your own kitchen. Follow him on Twitter @TheFoodLab.
What could be better than the two necessities of New York City? Well this is just that! iPhones and Burgers two things that I for one cannot live without. So what better than a Pat LaFrieda iPhone app coming soon?
As per a little teasing advertisement in Viaggio: a magazine by Mario Batali. The ad was in the most recent issue of the magazine, which is currently only available in any of Mario Batali’s restaurants or Eataly not yet available for digital downloads. What would this app do? An app to place an order for restaurants? Possibly an App with a directory of restaurants serving burgers? A guide to cuts? Perhaps videos on cooking the best burgers? Who knows! But we will simply have to wait to find out… This is pretty exciting and I will just have to keep my eyes open on the App Store.
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Update: According to @GoBurgerny the UES location will be opening Mid February! They are currently training new staff. As I mentioned previously I am in talks with the PR firm that handles GoBurger. Hopefully we can be at the opening. We are very excited for this.
Successor to BLT Burger : Go Burger is coming soon to the Upper East Side. The chain part of the BLT family of restaurants has evolved from a food truck to a physical location. The truck began roaming the city spring 2010, after a contest was posted to BLT's website to find the name for the new burger truck. After chef Laurent Tourondel split from current owner Jimmy Haber, as part of the agreement, no future locations were to include the BLT name. The truck took the street in April and May doing tests and providing visitors with free sample burgers. This past summer the Go Burger truck made NY magazine's top 25 food trucks.
Go Burger's menu describes burgers as "Our Creekstone Farms 100% Black Angus beef burgers are a combination of sirloin, short rib, chuck and brisket cut and are served on a soft bun". These burgers sound delish and if they are anything like BLT burger I am sure I will be visiting often. The Go Burger website simply says Coming Soon, however rumors predict January 2011 for the opening. I hope to be invited to a tasting for press when they first open as I was for Elevation Burger.
photos c/o: GoBurger.com
Follow the Go Burger Truck: @GoBurger
Follow Go Burger NY (UES): @GoBurgerny
My great friend, Sumaira Flower Ahmed, has a blog dedicated to her life as a Bostonian, reviewing bars, restaurants, and even places to get a Bikini wax in the city of Boston. Visit her amazing blog Flower: The Converted Bostonian. Although she doesn’t eat hamburgers it is the one food she misses(she may not admit it)! On a recent trip from Boston I took her to The Burger Joint for an experience of this secretive burger haven.
Now go visit her blog!!