National Donut Day

It’s National Donut Day. You know what to do right?

LUTHER BURGER

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Roberta’s Pizza Madison Square Eats

A near perfect moment happened to me today. I was just getting hungry for lunch.

While scrolling through Instagram I came across a photo that almost had me biting my phone from @skinnypignyc.

It was a pizza from Roberta’s Pizza.

Then I remembered they had a pop up across the street from my office Urban Space’s Mad Sq Eats. Emailed Asia from RVD Communications as I walked over.

She quickly responded suggesting the Bee Sting Pizza with spicy soppressata and honey.

Minutes later I had that pizza (and a Margherita) in my hand!

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Nathan’s Cheese Fries

There are cheese fries and then there are CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZ FRIIIIIEESSSSSSS.

Which would you prefer?

Nathan’s gets it.

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2017 Annual NY Burger Week By The Numbers

NY BURGER WEEK MAY 1-7, 2017
– 7 Days of delicious Burger events –

To celebrate National Hamburger Month, Burger Conquest & Rev Ciancio proudly brings you the annual NY Burger Week, May 1-7, 2017.

Hashtag = #NYBurgerWeek Social: @RevCiancio

When NY Burger Week had its first run in 2012, I had no idea if it would be successful. We made it past the sophomore slump, the 3rd year woes and kept on going. Only a city with as many awesome Burgers and as many creative chefs as there are in New York City could something like 7 days of unique Burger events go on for 7 years!

From off-menu Burgers to whiskey pairings to grand tastings to Burger crawls to music pairings, there is almost no Burger idea unturned that Burger Week hasn’t seen, and yet, there are always new ideas and more Burgers to eat.

2017 NY BURGER WEEK BY THE NUMBERS

  • Number of events: 7
  • Number of restaurants involved in events: 19
  • Money Raised for Charity: $620.00
  • Amount of Burgers consumed personally: 24
  • Total Guests: 330

and for the biggest and most important number of them all, drum roll please …

Number of Burgers served:
877

THE EVENTS

EMMY SQUARED
LE BIG MATT AND FRIENDS
– Le Big Matt Burger served 4 ways with 3 different kinds of meat –


two8two BAR & BURGER
NEW MEXICO HATCH CHILE BURGER TASTING
– Off-Menu Green & Red Hatch Chile Burgers & Education with George Motz –


WHITMAN’S HUDSON YARDS
JUICY LUCY BEER & WHISKEY PAIRING DINNER
– 3 different Juicy Lucy’s paired with whiskey & beer –


DUKE’S ORIGINAL ROADHOUSE
OPEN UP AND SAY… YUM!

– 80’s hair metal Burgers & US Air Guitar Qualifier –


JONES WOOD FOUNDRY
BRITISH BURGER INVASION
– British cocktail, British appetizer & off-menu Scotch Egg Burger –

— Presented by Bayer PR and All In The Industry —


NY BURGER CRAWL
*Fundraiser for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen*
– Craft beers at every location and $3 off-menu Burger Specials –

— Presented by Debragga, New York’s Butcher & Butternuts Beer


GEBHARD’S BEER CULTURE
BOOZY BURGER BRUNCH
– Burger & Beer Pairing with Certified Angus Beef® & Butternuts Beer –


About NY Burger Week
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NY Burger Week is an annual delicious celebration of all things Burger in New York. It is an extension of the burger blog, Burger Conquest written by sales marketing strategist, David “Rev” Ciancio. Rev is known for sharing delicious looking pictures of food on his Instagram account daily, been featured on numerous different TV shows, shares marketing tips on his blog and has been named an “Expert Burger Taster” by The Learning Channel.

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Gebhard’s Beer Culture – The Boozy Burger Brunch, 2017 NY Burger Week

NY BURGER WEEK MAY 1-7, 2017
– 7 Days of delicious Burger events –

To celebrate National Hamburger Month, Burger Conquest & Rev Ciancio proudly brings you the annual NY Burger Week, May 1-7, 2017.

Hashtag = #NYBurgerWeek Social: @RevCiancio

The Boozy Burger Brunch is a party that features off-menu Burger, specialty beers or spirits, tasting notes lead by an expert and a whole lotta fun. It’s the signature event of NY Burger Week. It’s the only event that’s done every year and its hosted by the same place every year until they want to pass on the torch.

This year we took a slight twist on it by taking it to Beer Culture’s 2nd location, Gebhard’s Beer Culture on the Upper West Side. Its a great beer hall where you can taste a selection of rotating specialty craft beers on draft, in package and also purchase beers to go. They also have a menu that offers a selection of appetizers, sandwiches and some awesome awesome fries. I highly recommend it any day of the year!

GEBHARD’S BEER CULTURE
BOOZY BURGER BRUNCH
– Burger & Beer Pairing with Certified Angus Beef® & Butternuts Beer –

Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Gebhard’s Beer Culture
228 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023
1:00, 2:30 and 4:00 pm seatings

Price $30

Ticket includes:

  • 3 Different off-menu mini Burgers made with Certified Angus Beef®
  • 3 specialty Craft Beers from Butternuts Beer
  • Beer Tasting Presentation
  • Certified Angus Beef® & Ground Beef Education from a Burger Expert
  • Certified Angus Beef® brand “Stress Steer” (stress relief ball)

Join Gebhard’s Beer Culture, Butternuts Beer and Certified Angus Beef® for a very special Burger & Beer pairing brunch.

You’ll get taste 3 different, off-menu mini-Burgers all made with Certified Angus Beef® gourmet ground beef. Each of those Burgers will be paired with a different craft beer from Butternuts Beer. A member of the Butternuts team will be on hand to give you an education on the brewery and walk you through the beer pairing. There will also be a representative from Certified Angus Beef® flying into NYC just to give you an education about what makes CAB so special.

The Burgers:

  • French Toast Burger: Burger with bacon, egg and cheddar on a french toasted pretzel bun with maple drizzle
  • It’s All Greek: Burger with feta, pepperoncini, red onion and balsamic on pretzel bun
  • Pulled Pork n Beef: Burger with slow cooked pulled pork and coleslaw on a pretzel bun

The Beers:

Big big thanks to Matt, Peter & everyone at Gebhard’s Beer Culture. This now makes 3 years we’ve held this event with them and every year, its still such a great time. Thank you all for always making this a tip-top and fun event. The Burgers are always creative, the beers are always great and the laughs are a plenty. Thanks to Chuck from Butternuts Beer for not only sending us some really great and rare beers from the brewery, but also for making the long trek down to the city to share a pint and stories with us. A big high-five of appreciation goes to Mary from Certified Angus Beef® for not only coming into NYC from Wooster, OH but for handing out lots of great CAB goodies and helping to educate everyone on what makes CAB so important and so great. Learn more about Certified Angus Beef® here. Thank you to all the wonderful guests of this event, especially the few of you who come every year. There’s a reason why we do this event every year, not only is it really fun, but it’s the event that founded NY Burger Week. Id also like to thank the McCarthy’s, my wife and my son Jack for coming. It was his first official NY Burger Week event!

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NY Burger Crawl presented by Debragga, New York’s Butcher and Butternuts Beer, 2017 NY Burger Week

NY BURGER WEEK MAY 1-7, 2017
– 7 Days of delicious Burger events –

To celebrate National Hamburger Month, Burger Conquest & Rev Ciancio proudly brings you the annual NY Burger Week, May 1-7, 2017.

Hashtag = #NYBurgerWeek Social: @RevCiancio

Who eats 13 Burgers all in one day? YOU DO. Where is the only town you can do that in? NEW YORK CITY!

There are lots of great Burgers out there in the US of A but no city has such a great concentration of them that you can walk between a baker’s dozen of them and have each one as good as the one before.

The restaurants participating in the 2017 NY Burger Crawl were the absolute best of the best. Im actually a little beside myself and humbled that Burger joints as good as these agreed to participate. They knew that some of NYC’s biggest Burger and beer fanatics were going to pay them a visit, taste awesome Burgers and help to raise funds fora  great charity like Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

This was an awesome event and it could only happen in New York City!

NY BURGER CRAWL
*Fundraiser for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen*
– Craft beers at every location and $3 off-menu Burger Specials –

— Presented by Debragga, New York’s Butcher & Butternuts Beer

Saturday May 6th, 2017
Manhattan – North of 14th Street, South of 45th Street
1:00 – 4:00 pm – Check In
1:00 – 7:00 pm – Burger Crawl

Price: $59.00

Includes:

  • Entrance into the event
  • One (1) 7 oz Butternuts Craft Beer at all locations
  • Access to $3 Burger specials at each location
  • Charity donation to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
  • Entry into contest to win 1 of 3 Good Beer Passports

Kick Spring into high gear with the return of the NY Burger Crawl co-hosted by Eaters Drinkers.

At every single stop, you’ll enjoy an 7 oz Beer from Butternuts Beer including some beers that have never left the brewery before!

You’ll also have the opportunity to upgrade your experience at each location with $3 specialty mouth watering Burgers featuring fresh ground beef from Debragga, New York’s Butcher including DeBragga’s proprietary Certified Angus Beef® Steak Blend!

The event begins at 1pm and goes until 7pm. With a limited amount of early access VIP tickets.

For those six hours, how many burgers can you handle?

A portion of the proceeds to the NY Burger Crawl presented by Debragga, New York’s Butcher and Butternuts Beer will be donated to the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Their mission statement:

Our mission, is not only to provide our guests with hearty and nutritious food to see them through the day, but also to offer refuge from the streets, a safe place where they know they will always be welcomed, a place where they will never be turned away. In addition to our food program, we offer counseling, referrals, healthcare and enrichment services. We work with our guests to ensure they are receiving full benefits to which they are entitled, help them with job applications and reunite them with family members. Our ultimate aim is to empower our guests to move off the soup kitchen line and enjoy a more manageable and fulfilling way of life.


By purchasing a ticket to the NY Burger Crawl presented by Debragga, New York’s Butcher and Butternuts Beer you are entered into a chance to win 1 of 3 Good Beer Passports. The Good Beer Passport from Good Passports gets you one craft beer at bars all over NYC, all summer long. Winners will be chosen the week after the event and will be notified by email.


PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS:

  • 5 Napkin Burger (14th St)
    • 5 Napkin Slider made with fresh ground beef, topped with melted gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, rosemary aioli.

  • Black Barn Restaurant Tavern
    • 7oz. CAB® Burger from Debragga, smoked Pork BBQ sauce, roasted tomato and jalapeño, on a Gruyer-Brioche Bun with Parmesan Fries

  • Brother Jimmy’s USQ
    • Burger from Debragga topped with house cured and smoked pork belly, Swiss cheese and onion rings

  • Burger and Lobster
    • 6 oz patty, proprietary three cut blend Hereford beef blend, American cheese, bacon, homemade kimchi, house made pickles, kimchi aioli on custom made sesame seed bun

  • Croton Reservoir Tavern
    • The NYC Mini Burgel, All beef slider from Debragga, cream cheese, caramelized onions, smoked cola, everything mini bagel.

  • Duke’s Murray Hill
    • The Classic Cowboy – Burger from Debragga, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, melted American

  • Schnippers (23rd St)
    • Schnipper’s Old Fashioned.  – A juicy smashed Burger with double american cheese and lots of onions on a steamed potato bun.

  • Schnippers (8th Ave)
    • Our Green Chile Cheeseburger with our special cheese blend and house roasted poblano chiles.

  • The Shakespeare
    • Burger; Blend of chuck, skirt and strip and dry aged fat, served in a brioche bun with stilton or cheddar cheese, NY sour pickles, shredded heart of romaine and finely sliced red onion.

INTERACTIVE MAP OF PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

There’s a big list here of people who deserve to be thanked, so let’s just start it off with one, big, bolded show of appreciation in CAPS to everyone.

THANK YOU!

First and foremost, thank you to everyone at Butternuts Beer & Debragga, New York’s Butcher. Were it not for them, this event would have never happened. The amount of time, effort and care put into making and delivering both fresh beer and beef was no small task. Both teams worked to ensure that all the right product was made and delivered on time. I highly suggest you taste all the beers that Butternuts makes. You’ll be hard pressed to find another NY State brewery making more drinkable, fun and tasty craft beer. If you’re into beef or meat in general, spend some time on the Debragga website perusing their amazing selection. Then order a whole bunch of it and host the tastiest BBQ your backyard will ever have.

Thank you to Certified Angus Beef (®), especially Mary McMillen, for supporting the Burger crawl with marketing, awesome giveaways and of course, delicious, tasty beef!

Thank you to everyone at all of the bars & restaurants that participated. Not only did they serve up some tasty eats to all of the attendees of the Burger Crawl, but they did it with a smile and worked very hard to promote the Burger Crawl. I hope you truly enjoyed all of the Burgers you got to try on the crawl.

Thank you to Sara Pandolfi and Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen for supporting the crawl. I appreciate the support and wish  you the best of luck with the Farm to Tray event. If you love food and supporting local charities, this event is for you. On May 18th, the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen welcomes in some of the most talented chefs from some of the best restaurants in NYC for an amazing night of food tasting. Get your tickets now.

Big big ups to the good folks at Time Out New York, Yelp NYC, Gothamist and UpOut for all the support. Without great publications like these, our city would be really bored and no idea what to do for fun.

Thank you to my food friends who helped to promote the Burger Crawl in advance and during the event itself. If you like looking at pictures of amazing food and finding out about where to eat the best food in NYC, follow these people on Instagram:

A big thanks also goes out to Mike Fox, who is the only person other than yours truly, who has participated in every single NY Burger Crawl!

About Debragga, New York’s Butcher
DeBragga’s tradition of excellence starts with the “hands on” way we work with all our meats, from our specialties –high quality dry-aged beef, USDA Prime, Naturally Raised, Certified Angus Beef™, and Wagyu/Kobe-style beef—to the best in pork, lamb, veal and poultry. DeBragga supplies the finest chefs with a range of top quality meats and poultry, focusing on sustainable agriculture and heritage breeds that are naturally and humanely raised. We offer chefs a cut above the rest: an array of innovative products that are hand-cut by our own butchers. From New York’s Butcher® to your table, we make chefs look great.

About Butternuts Beer
Established in 2005, Butternuts Beer and Ale is located on a 120-acre farm in the beautiful Butternut Valley. Brewing in a renovated dairy barn, we brew American-style farmhouse ales with German, English and Belgian influences. Water is taken from our own springs and lends to our signature flavor. Our beer is made with natural ingredients and no pretense. We’ve been known to throw in a few spices or fruits into our beer.

Our most popular beer, Pork Slap Pale Ale is sweet and malty, brewed with fresh ginger root. Heinnieweisse is a German-style weissebier with tart citrus and banana notes. For all our hopheads, Snapperhead is an American IPA with light spicy and earthy hop flavors. And don’t forget about Moo Thunder American Stout with its espresso, dark chocolate, smoky flavor.

About Eaters Drinkers
A community for serious fans of food & drink. We celebrate deliciousness. We make things happen for prominent restaurants, chefs, producers, retailers and investors. Individually, we are creators, writers, chefs, investors, artists, entrepreneurs. Collectively, we’re a team equipped to make big things happen.

 

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Jones Wood Foundry – British Burger Invasion, 2017 NY Burger Week

NY BURGER WEEK MAY 1-7, 2017
– 7 Days of delicious Burger events –

To celebrate National Hamburger Month, Burger Conquest & Rev Ciancio proudly brings you the annual NY Burger Week, May 1-7, 2017.

Hashtag = #NYBurgerWeek Social: @RevCiancio

In 7 years of doing Burger Weeks, I’ve never put together an event that wasn’t around a Burger made with ground beef. Then I spoke to Jason Hicks from Jones Wood Foundry. He suggested we do a British themed Burger Week event and my first answer was one of hesitation. Then he told me that from time to time, they serve a Scotch Egg Burger and that was all I needed to hear!

If you’ve never had a Scotch Egg, let me tell you, its a special , special food item. First you take a hard-boiled egg, wrap it in sausage meat, coat it in bread crumbs and then, you deep fry it or bake it. They aren’t very common in the United States but there everywhere in England. The thing about Scotch Eggs is that the bad ones are bad but the good ones, well they are amazing.

I asked Jason if we could go over the top with our British themed Burger night and he said “let me call you back.” When we spoke a little while later, he had come up with one of the most unique meals we have ever served during NY Burger Week. Not only was I excited about the meal, but JWF is a great British themed pub where they have truly put a spotlight on British food to showcase it as the comfort food of a nation. Its a great place and we had a great event.

JONES WOOD FOUNDRY
BRITISH BURGER INVASION
– British cocktail, British appetizer & off-menu Scotch Egg Burger –

— Presented by Bayer PR and All In The Industry —

Friday, May 5th, 2017
Jones Wood Foundry
401 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021
6:30 and 8:30 pm seatings

Price $43 

Ticket includes:

  • How to make a British Fizz Cocktail lesson
  • Choice of
    • British Fizz cocktail (Sparking line & Elderflower)
    • Cask Ale
  • Choice of Appetizer
    • 1/2 pint of prawn cocktail
    • Chicken sausage roll with smoked garlic mayo
  • Off-menu Scottish Egg Burger
  • Jar of Pickles

Sometimes a NY Burger Week event takes us on a journey, and for this one, we are going all the way to the Upper East Side AKA New York Britain. Enter into Jones Wood Foundry, a traditional British taproom with some classic pub food & a big draft beer selection. But tonight will not be like any jolly old night. Tonight we will become Hangrylophiles (that’s hangry + anglophile)!

The lads and lasses at Jones Wood Foundry have put together a British dining experience for NY Burger Week the likes that we’ve never seen. We’ll all get friendly at a big communal table with a lesson on how to make a British Fizz cocktail. Then you can taste it or you can choose to have a Cask ale. From there you’ll get a choice of two very English apps, a prawn cocktail or a chicken sausage roll. No matter what you choose, the night will culminate when you sink those chompers into a ScotchEgg Burger!

Wow. That was awesome. Not only was it a completely unique event but it was a seriously great time that ran exceptionally smoothly thanks to the fantastic staff at Jones Wood Foundry. Thanks to Jason and everyone there for giving top notch service. Thank you to Shari Bayer at Bayer PR for not only making the intro into the Jones Wood Foundry but for supporting the event (and all of NY Burger Week!) with some PR assistance. Could not have done it without you! Thanks to special guests Skinny Pig NYC, ThisGirlCanEat and the BurgerBabez for supporting the event and coming out to have a good time. And last, but NEVER least, thanks to everyone who came out to the dinner and had a great time.

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Duke’s Original Roadhouse – Open Up and Say… Yum! 80s Hair Metal Burgers and US Air Guitar Qualifier, 2017 NY Burger Week

NY BURGER WEEK MAY 1-7, 2017
– 7 Days of delicious Burger events –

To celebrate National Hamburger Month, Burger Conquest & Rev Ciancio proudly brings you the annual NY Burger Week, May 1-7, 2017.

Hashtag = #NYBurgerWeek Social: @RevCiancio

Sometimes I have really, really weird and crazy ideas for NY Burger Week. A lot of them don’t come to fruition or get shuffled back into the deck for another year. Other times, I know just who to call and the person on the other line of that call says “HECK YEAH WE WANT TO DO THAT EVENT!” Often times that person is Julie from Branded Restaurants.

Before the demise of Idle Hands Bar, NY Burger Week used to always feature one night of music and Burger Week. We’ve done Burger pairings with Iron MaidenGuns N Roses and AC/DC. It was time to bring back the tradition but I wanted to have it bigger, crazier and more fun than it’s ever been before. Enter “Open Up and Say… Yum! 80s Hair Metal Burgers.”

After Julie and I talked about the idea I thought the event was still missing one element. On a whim, I reached out to US Air Guitar and within hours I had an email from Lieutenant Facemelter, the 2013 US Air Guitar Finals Champion. Long story short, our silly 80s hair metal Hamburger night had become and an official US Air Guitar Championship Qualifier.

We had no idea what we were in store for…

DUKE’S ORIGINAL ROADHOUSE
OPEN UP AND SAY… YUM!

– 80’s hair metal Burgers & US Air Guitar Qualifier –

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Duke’s Original Roadhouse UES
1596 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028
6:30 – 10:00 pm seatings

Dinner & Show Price $38

US Air Guitar Qualifier Competitor Price $15
*(Does not include food & drink)

Ticket includes:

  • 3 off-menu 80s hair metal themed mini Burgers
  • 1 off-menu 80s hair metal themed loaded fries
  • Choice of 1 draft beer from the beer wall
  • Entrance to watch and judge an air guitar contest from 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Scream if you love 80’s Hair Metal? I can’t hear you. Scream louder!

For this NY Burger Week event, we are pulling out all the stops and hope that you will too. If you love Poison, The Scorpions, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, Twister Sister and the like, plus you are just one crazed Burger fanatic, then this event is for you.

You’ll be served 3, off-menu, 80’s hair metal themed Burgers as well as a an order of loaded fries that has enough virtual hairspray that you better not flick on a lighter. You’ll also get your choice of one craft beer from Duke’s draft beer. Added bonus, Duke’s will have the brand new Anthrax “Wardance” Pale Ale from Butternuts that was brewed in collaboration for the band.

THE MENU

  • Can’t Stand The Heartburn Burger
    • Def Cheddar Queso
    • Sweet onion Cinderelish
    • Sweet Chili O’ Mine
    • Dr. Fritosgood Corn Chips
    • Jalapeno Pepper Messiah
    • For Those About to Guac
  • Blind In Tex-Mex Burger
    • Getcha’ Pulled Pork
    • She’s Only Mac n cheese
  • Burn In-N-Out Hell Burger
    • Melted cheese
    • Grilled ScorpiOnions
    • Shark Thousand Island sauce
  • Loaded Fries Of A Stranger
    • Way Cool Ranch Seasoning Jr.
    • White Cheddar Snake Sauce
    • Crumbled Bacon the Law

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

Starting at 8:30 and running until about 9:30, we welcome in the baddest air guitarists in the big apple for an official US Air Guitar Championships Qualifier. 2 talented air guitar masters will advance on to the next round. Winners win $50, a $30 Duke’s gift card, a pitcher of beer and best of all …  a spot to compete in the US Air Guitar Semifinals at the Knitting Factory on July 7th!

TOP 3 COMPETITORS:

Third place: Little Bro Peep
— this is one to watch. Came out and draped in a keep wearing corpse paint. I think everybody was afraid of where this was going to go. Then the Cape came flying off and underneath was a hairy man in a little bopeep outfit. Complete Rager of a performance that blew perceptions of what is an air guitar master across the sexes. A true freedom fighter for both metals and gender equality in air guitar.

Runner up: Twister Sistair
— blazing performance the answers the question what if David Bowie was from the Sunset strip and outer space at the same time. You could tell she was a pro from the first note and pulled out every trick there is in the book from highflying kicks, to standing on tables, to backslide to even breaking out some stars and bars. A perfect perfect competitor if you will.

Winner: Georgia Lunch
— Holy moly I don’t think anybody expects this! First timer, but long time fan. Don’t really have a stage outfit or anything outlandish. Tall girl, long hair, glasses, metal shirt, Jean shorts, cheetah tights. Totally the underdog but she FLATTENED THE ROOM!

By my ears and eyes, it was a tie between Georgia Lunch and Twisted Sistair so I made a game time call. The two of the faced off, while both on stage, to a song they did not know in advance, “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins. While it was an over-the-top, off-the-chain, balls-to-the-wall performance by both, the crowd voted, by applause, cheering and then a chant for Georgia.

For more details, check out this blog post from US Air Guitar.

Holy moley, WHAT A NIGHT! That was so much ridiculous fun!! Thank you to Julie, Mo, Francesca, Chef Brandon, “DJ” Alex and everyone else at Duke’s. That was no small production! Just interrupting your service to make the Burgers was more than some restaurants could handle. But Duke’s is not your average restaurant! They are super humans whose super power is to make sure people eat good food and have a great time. What could’ve been a total disaster was totally fun. Thank you to all the competitors who came out and gave it their all, especially Ricky Stinkfingers and Twister Sistair. If wasn’t for the 8 of you, there would’ve been no show at all. Thanks to Lieutenant Facemelter from Us Air Guitar. We’re not a production company but you made everything about the competition run smoothly. Lastly, thank you to all of you that came to the show and had a rip roaring good time. You are truly the ones that made this so much fun.

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Whitman’s Hudson Yards – Juicy Lucy Beer and Whiskey Pairing Dinner, 2017 NY Burger Week

NY BURGER WEEK MAY 1-7, 2017
– 7 Days of delicious Burger events –

To celebrate National Hamburger Month, Burger Conquest & Rev Ciancio proudly brings you the annual NY Burger Week, May 1-7, 2017.

Hashtag = #NYBurgerWeek Social: @RevCiancio

Anyone can stuff a Burger. They even make a kitchen gizmo that will let you do it at home. But just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should. There is an art and a science to making stuffed Burgers, especially when you are going to call them Juicy Lucy’s.

Let me put it this way, I know how to make them and I just don’t. I leave it to the experts and in New York City, the experts are Whitman’s. Not only do they know how to do it right, they do it with pimento cheese, something most New Yorker’s have never had. That’s officially taking 2 regional foods not common in our fine city, bringing them together and creating something even bigger than the parts.

NY Burger Week events that bring really unique experiences are usually the most popular and talked about … so that’s why I do them! Thankfully Larry Kramer and the staff at Whitman’s Hudson Yards were game to go really deep on this one!

WHITMAN’S HUDSON YARDS
JUICY LUCY BEER & WHISKEY PAIRING DINNER
– 3 different Juicy Lucy’s paired with whiskey & beer –

Get tickets now to a Juicy Lucy beer & whiskey pairing dinner at Whitman's during NY Burger Week 2017!

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Whitman’s Hudson Yards
331 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001
6:00 and 8:00 pm seatings

Price $40 for 2 People

Ticket includes:

  • 1 order Whitman’s Specialty Blue Cheese Fries
  • 1 regular Whitman’s Juicy Lucy with House Made Pimento Cheese
    • 1 paired craft beer per person
  • 1 off-menu Whitman’s Juicy Lucy with House Made Pimento Cheese flambeed in whiskey
    • 1 taste of same whiskey per person
  • 1 off-menu Juicy Lucy style Burger – What’s inside? Its a secret!
    • Guess the cheeses and be entered to win a $30 gift card to Whitman’s
    • Steph AKA @yeahfoodbeer and Amanda AKA @dontsithome will be on hand to help you some quick tips on how to get more engagement on Instagram.

Whitman’s NYC is known for mastering the art of the Juicy Lucy – a delicious and tasty Burger stuffed with cheese. The signature Lucy at Whitman’s comes stuffed with house made pimento cheese. Well on this special night, you and a friend are going to split not only one Juicy Lucy, but 3 of them!

One of the Lucy’s will be stuffed with a surprise. If you can correctly guess what’s inside, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $30 gift card for Whitman’s. But that’s not all! You’re also going to get 1 paired craft beer & 1 paired whiskey to taste with your Lucy’s.

Thanks to Larry, Christos and everyone at Whitman’s. Asking a restaurant and Chef to cook things not normally on their menu and serve a whole bunch of people all at the same time is no easy feat. All of you crushed it. The food was fantastic. Most people may not realize it but the kitchen staff at Whitman’s goes the extra mile to make as much of their menu as they can in house, including the pimento cheese and blue cheese dressing. Those blue cheese fries are some of the best fries I have ever had! Thanks to Amanda and Steph for helping to promote the event and also share some easy to learn Instagram tips with the crowd. That was both fun and insightful! Thank you to everyone who attended the event. You are the bold, adventurous and fun people that make this city the only one that can handle a week full of crazy Burgers!!

As for the mystery lucy, no one from either seating was able to guess!! It was flambéed in Four Roses Bourbon and stuffed with a mix of provolone cheese and green chile relish with green chiles, poblanos, red & yellow onions. And let me tell you, it was PHENOMENAL.

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two8two Bar & Burger – New Mexico Hatch Chile Burger Tasting, 2017 NY Burger Week

NY BURGER WEEK MAY 1-7, 2017
– 7 Days of delicious Burger events –

To celebrate National Hamburger Month, Burger Conquest & Rev Ciancio proudly brings you the annual NY Burger Week, May 1-7, 2017.

Hashtag = #NYBurgerWeek Social: @RevCiancio

two8two Bar & Burger has one of the best Burgers I’ve ever eaten and its topped with green chiles from New Mexico. They’re only available for a couple weeks a year when the crops come in and owner Billy Thanopoulos can get a supply shipped into NYC. Its a phenomenal Burger eating experience. But like I said, its only available a couple weeks a year.

Don’t let that stop you from heading to Brooklyn right now to eat there. Not only is the rest of the menu totally delicious but they have a roasted poblano Cheeseburger that will knock your socks off!

When it came to planning events for this year’s NY Burger Week, I was dying to put on a New Mexican Chile event that really serious foodies would appreciate. I knew there were only 2 people who would be able to help me do that for you, Billy and George Motz, the world’s foremost Hamburger expert. Thankfully they both got really excited about the event.

However, we couldn’t confirm the event until not only could Billy ensure he would be able to get some chiles out of season but also that his kitchen staff could nail in the red chile tortilla found in George’s book. That latter one was really a big worry.

And they NAILED it!

two8two BAR & BURGER
NEW MEXICO HATCH CHILE BURGER TASTING
– Off-Menu Green & Red Hatch Chile Burgers & Education with George Motz –

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
two8two Bar & Burger
282 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
6:00 and 8:00 pm seatings
Price $32

Ticket includes:

  • Off-menu hatch green chile loaded french fries
  • 1 specialty two8two Hatch Green Chile Cheeseburger – Cheeseburger with real hatch green chiles from New Mexico, cheddar cheese and two8two sauce
    • 1 paired craft beer
  • 1 off-menu Tortilla Burger made with real red hatch chile sauce from Mexico from Great American Burger Book  by George Motz
    • 1 paired craft beer
  • Hatch chile education & history with hamburger expert George Motz + book signing

If you have ever been to the South West and are a Burger fanatic, you may have had a hatch green chile Burger. They are highly regarded as one of the best styles of Burgers out there. Hatch chiles coming from New Mexico where there is even a Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail!

The folks at two8two Bar & Burger along with some help from Burger expert George Motz have been able to procure both green and red hatch chiles for this special event. You’ll be treated to loaded french fries topped with hatch green chiles as well as 2 off-menu hatch chile Burgers. One of which, the Tortilla Burger made with red hatch chile sauce, can be found in George Motz’s book, Great American Burger Book. George will be on hand to give you an “eatucation” and history of the hatch chile as well as sign copies of his book.

Thank you to Billy for working so hard to put together an event that just doesn’t happen in NYC. In fact, George and I believe the red chile tortilla Burger has never and only this one time ever been served in New York City. Thank you to the entire staff of two8two for seamlessly juggling an intense event with off-menu food and a full dining room at the same time. These types of dinners are not easy to do and you guys all made it really fun. Thanks to all the guests who came to join us for this really intense food exploration. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you to George for being so enthusiastic about the idea and helping the rest of us Burger lovers to go a little deeper into what makes us appreciate food. Thank you also to special guests Stephen, Billy, Maddie, Fletcher, Kathy, Sydney & Dan. You guys made it really fun.

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