Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce…*
But the bigger issue--why isn't this a national holiday!?
"Signs welcoming visitors to Seymour [WI], 15 miles west of Green Bay, proudly proclaim it "The Home of the Hamburger."
"Every diner on Main St. peddles its own variation, and there has been talk for years of building a world hamburger museum here. Until then, there's Burger Fest. On the first Saturday in August each year, the town of 3,300 cooks up this tribute to Charlie Nagreen, a.k.a. "Hamburger Charlie," who is credited--at least by the locals--with inventing the hamburger at the Outagamie County Fair in 1885."
According to the World Magazine Blog, Charlie had a distinctive patter to sell his concoction:
"Hamburger, hamburger, hamburger hot
With an onion in the middle and a pickle on top.
Makes your lips go flippity-flop.
Come on in, try one order.
Fried in butter,
listen to it sputter."
I can hear the food police howling even as I write.
PS. Be sure to check out the recipes at the end of the article. Slurp.
*"Special orders don't upset us…" From the Burger King® jingle.
posted by Harrison at 1:53 PM