It’s been 1543 days since I ate the Burger that changed our lives. That Burger was at Arthur’s in Hoboken and it has since sparked 550 blog posts about one single thing; Hamburgers. 2012 saw a lot of local Burger Conquests as well as at a bunch of crazy events and road trips. Also in the year, my patented “Left Hand Grab” approach to taking picture of Burgers was made Burger Famous by “The Doctors” on CBS. Most importantly this year, I took all my passions and love for Food and launched The Mythical Creature Butcher Shop. It’s is a merchandise store and blog that sells merchandise with images of butcher cut mythical animals. It’s based around Marcelo Cain Terrato who is known as “The Creature Butcher.” Some of the proceeds from merchandise sales will go to benefit various charities.
Writing this blog, eating this Food and hanging out with all the great people I’ve met as a result is a pleasure, an honor and a whole lotta tasty fun.
119 Burgers eaten in 2012
At the end of 2012, THE BURGER COUNTQUEST is at 589 Burgers.
So, in the tradition of “12 Days of Christmas” I give you the final tally in my “12 Days of Burgers,” the 12 best Burger Conquests of 2012.
12. While they certainly make the best Burger I’ve ever eaten, Rub BBQ also get’s the honor of the most clicked post of the year on the entire site thanks to Burger lovers Jim Moran from Yipit & Shaila Ittycheria of E[nstitute]. Rub BBQ – Astrophysicist In the Deal Ghetto.
11. The Burger wasn’t really good, it also isn’t the reason to go to the coolest, most fun, unique and exciting Beer Festival. Belgium Comes To Cooperstown – The Transformers of Beer Festivals.
10. Not only one of the best Burgers in NYC but one of the best restaurants in the world. If you haven’t eaten here yet, you’re living in a deficit. Cafe D’Alsace – Meat-tastic Meal for a King.
9. New York is a Burger city. Los Angeles is a Burger City. Chicago is becoming a Burger force to reckon with. Over the course of a couple days, I hit Kuma’s Corner, Edzo’s Burger Shop & Culver’s – The Best Burgers In Chicago.
8. A legendary Burger company opens up their first location in NYC and I get asked to test drive the store along with the rest of the NYC Burgeratti. Steak ‘N Shake – Now in NYC!
7. There’s a lot of ways to make Burgers but it comes down to one thing; Char-Grilled vs. Flat Top Griddled. The Crew from Underground Eats and members of the Food Film Fest gathered together to decide which was the best. The Luncheonette – Char-Grill vs Flat Top Burger Battle.
6. I own a bar. We have a Burger restaurant located inside the bar. My wife put out her 2nd book. It all came together on one super awesome, dreams-come-true kind of night. Spellcaster Spellburger – Book & Burger Pairings From That Burger.
5. “Entourage” meets “Diners. Drive-Ins & Dives.” Locations range from Burger restaurants, Breweries, BBQ Joints, Local eats & Roadside America. Insert 2-3 male friends into a car and you have … The Broh’d Trip 3 – 500 Miles for 16 Sandwiches On The Eastern Seaboard.
4. And then repeat, often. The Broh’d Trip 2 – Raleigh, Chuck’s, Char-Grill & Emoji.
3. On the day I celebrated the 4th anniversary of BurgerConquest, or as I call it, my “Burgerthday,” we kicked off the world’s most unique and exciting Food event. 6th Annual NYC Food Film Festival – The Best Tasting Film Festival On The Planet.
2. I love Burgers and I love sharing them with others. What better way to do that than create a serious of events around them during National Hamburger Month including New York’s first ever Burger Crawl? See you in May for NY Burger Week 2012 – 7 Days of Awesome Burger Events.
1. One of the most severe natural distasters hit my fair city of New York in the form of Superstorm Sandy. My wife, some friends from the Food Film Fest and I wanted to help distaster relief in anyway we could. With a little help from sponsors from the Food Film Fest, we teamed up with The Fisherman’s Dog Food Truck from the Rockaways and fed their neighborhood fresh, free, hot Hamburgers on a Sunday afternoon. It was a small effort that caught the eye of the NYC Mayor’s Office. We worked with them and the NYC Food Truck Association to feed those hit most hard with more than 300,000 free, hot meals. It brought tears to my eyes and in the end made me love this city and it’s residents even more. Burger Aid NYC – Please Help With Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Here’s a fist-bump full of Burgers to everyone who read a single word on this blog or supporter my Burger habits in anyway in 2012. I salute all the Burger fun we are going to have in 2013.