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!
Hope everyone had a great weekend! The Burgerlution crew certainly had an exciting one! We are happy to announce that The Burgerlution will premiere on Monday, May 9th at the Dusty Film and Animation Festival.
We invite you to join us at 6:40pm in the Beatrice Theatre at the Visual Arts Theatre (333 W 23rd St, btwn 8th and 9th Ave) to see the film for the first time on the big screen! It is so exciting to show what all of our hard work has created and we can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks! Please come out and see the film along with some other fun shorts. The screening is absolutely free! BYOH (Bring Your Own Hamburger.)
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.
A new Burger place showed up on my SeamlessWeb account. BurgerZone has been a spot that I have often passed by while walking around in the neighborhood (UES). I kept forgetting about this place until it appeared in my SeamlessWeb page. So one late night after class I decided to give it a shot. At first Sarah and I didn’t realize why the burgers did not have any cheese options. Until I realized this is a kosher restaurant and as by jewish law, the mixture of meat and cheese is forbidden. Also keep in mind in order for meat to be kosher, it must be slaughtered and butchered following jewish law. This includes removing all Blood, which is also forbidden to eat by jewish law. These processes often disrupt the normal taste of a hamburger.
If you are interested in having a Kosher Cheeseburger, head to Talia’s Steakhouse, also on the Upper East Side, they offer a Soy/Tofu cheese option, which has stirred up some controversy in the Kosher community.
Burger: Not too bad, it was definitely cooked Well done. Definitely no blood or tasty juices, the burgers do however come with a dressing of choice and toppings that help disguise the plain burger.
Fries: I wouldn’t say that they were bad, but they were certainly not the best fries I have ever had. They were average.
I would say that BurgerZone is an average place, If I was eating only kosher food it would probably be exceptional, but since I am not I would suggest heading down the street to Shake Shack or Ottomanelli Bros. for a real hamburger.
I purchased hamburger patties from Fresh Direct. They sell hamburgers direct from Pat LaFrieda and have 3 different blends to choose from. I cooked two on my cast iron skillet seasoned with a little salt and pepper. They then went on a Brioches bun and fit so perfectly.