3Bs Burger at Foodparc
845 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10001
1,068 days ago, specifically, Friday, October 16th, 5 friends went out for a burger at Arthur’s Steakhouse in Hoboken, NJ. On that day, my Glorious Pursuit of Delicious Burgers began. That means today marks Burger Conquest‘s 3rd Burgerthday!
If you’re doing the math, that’s one Burger every 2.3 days. This whole thing just amazes me. Every time I think about it what I have accomplished and the people I have meet just because I write about Burgers is unbelievable. It has literally changed my life for the better, more positive and exciting.
For Burger Conquest’s birthday, I stopped into 3Bs Burger at Foodparc to celebrate. I figured 3Bs = 3 Birthdays and that’s all the meta sense I needed.
If you want to read my review of the 3Bs Pat LaFrieda Burger at Foodparc, click here because I am not going to review it in this post. Although my Burger with Secret sauce, Gruyere, Pastrami Bacon, lettuce & Crispy Onions was quite delicious, I don’t need to repeat myself. Although, for the sake of it, I will say that I love being sent a text when my order is ready, that’s not what this post is about.
Instead, I am going to talk about what a Burger means to me. The Hamburger is the ultimate American comfort food. It symbolizes comfort, safety, warmth, home, freedom, faith, love, companionship and all that’s right in the world. A Hamburger not only cures hunger pangs but it can also cure the blues. It’s a symbol of America, a symbol of progress, commerce, business and pride. This nation and the billions of dollars behind it, have, in part, been made on the one sandwich with the most exciting universal appeal.
A Burger is recession proof. It can survive the deepest of depression as well as be served as the height of society. You can eat them for any meal or use them to mark any occasion. It’s appeal is egalitarian. A Burger will never go out of fashion and Chefs as well as Moms, Dads and anyone else will never stop finding new and creative ways to prepare them. A Burger can have all 4 food groups and as a single item, still encompass an entire meal.
To me, a Burger represents all that is good in the world and stands as a symbol of all that’s important in life. The patty itself, that’s your foundation. All of your hopes, dreams and passions are in that Beef (or Turkey, Veggies, etc). It’s what ties all of life together and creates the basis for everything else. The toppings, well those are accomplishments, achievements and all the good things that happen to you in life. If you never stop trying, you’ll never run out of toppings. Lastly, there’s the Bun and while sometimes that may seem like the least exciting part of the Sandwich, it’s the most important and most overlooked part. Without that Bun, you don’t have a Burger, you have a Salad or a covered Ground Steak. It’s that toasted piece of Bread that turns it into a Burger by cradling and supporting all the life inside. The Bun is your family. It’s your friends. It’s all the things in life that we have a tendency to overlook because it’s always there. Sometimes we forget to give those people and their Buns the credit they deserve for holding us and making sure we are surrounded with support and love.
A Hamburger is the ultimate comfort food. It reminds us to keep our loved ones close to us and in mind, while it encourages us to try harder, bring out the best of what’s inside and to make our dreams come true. It is the American dream, it is your family, it is your dreams, it is a symbol of the strength inside you. The Hamburger is a shining beacon of hope, truth and love.
Eat a Hamburger today and tomorrow you’ll build a better world. Happy 3rd Burgerthday to everyone.
Oct 17, 2011 – 7:39 pm
THE BURGER COUNTQUEST