Monday, July 30, 2007


NYC Burger lovers were treated to a wonderful evening of burgers, beer and camaraderie this past weekend at the second annual QBQ BBQ sponsored by A Hamburger Today and Gothamist. and held at the Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City. Despite only being in its second year the event was mobbed and judging by the hungry looks of those beach goers that didn't pre-buy tickets and thus could not get burgers next year will be bigger still. Offering up three regional hamburgers I unfortunately missed the pimiento burger because I waited for the Water Taxi for over an hour to make the three minute journey from 34th Street. Walking would have been quicker. I arrived just in time to catch the end of the butter burger line.

Butter burger production

The butter burger was scrumptious albeit an intense experience. It seemed as if the butter may have been in short supply because some of the pictures on other blogs showed a lot more butter than ended up on my burger.

At only $13.50 for three burgers the event was a real bargain

The onion burger was up next and by most accounts it was the most anticipated burger of the trio. It lived up to the hype.

Fresh beef balls are set on the grill along with slices of onion

After a few minutes the beef balls are mashed into the onions

The smell of the onions was intoxicating

Seasoning is applied

The patty and onion get flipped

Served on a seeded roll

The Onion Burger

I had the pleasure of meeting Adam Kuban, Jason Perlow and a whole lot of burger lovers. Jason has very comprehensive coverage over at Off The Broiler. Big thanks to the organizers.

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