BUY TICKETS HERE!!! A Hamburger Today is proud to announce our first food event. With warmer weather in the air and juicy summertime hamburgers on our minds, the event will be at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City. Sand, a great view of Manhattan, and burgers -- how can you go wrong? The party, which takes place on Saturday, June 24, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., has been dubbed the "QBQ BBQ Burger Bash at Water Taxi Beach" (QBQ = "Quality Before Quantity"). Tickets are priced at either $9 for 2 burgers or $16 for 4 burgers.
These are the different burgers available:
The Guber Burger: A Missouri specialty topped with hot, melted smooth peanut butter
The Butter Burger: A Wisconsin fave served with a large dollop of soft, pure butter
The Green-Chile Cheeseburger: Made with hot green chiles, indigenous to New Mexico
The Motz Burger: Named for acclaimed hamburger documentarian George Motz, it’s the quintessential quarter-pound patty served on a white squishy bun with spectacular “Schnack” sauce, originated at the Brooklyn eatery of the same name
Elk Burger: Elk meat from Lone Hawk Farms in Idaho served with Schnack sauce and tomato
Harry's will also have his regular menu available. It should be noted that having a ticket is substantially cheaper than buying the food a la cart and that those without tickets may not be able to try every burger. And please note that the event is Quality Before Quantity for a reason. Harry and crew have pointed out that, while you should come hungry, just be aware that they're going to take their time to cook the burgers properly -- not just zing them out half-ass. So you might have to wait as they griddle them up hot and fresh for you.
As a special bonus to the burger lovers in attendance, there will be a screening of George Motz's film Hamburger America at dusk. If that's not enough burger goodness for you, then I don't know what is. Here are all the details. We can't wait to see you there.
GOTHAMIST-A HAMBURGER TODAY BEACH BURGER PARTY
When: 6 p.m., Saturday, June 24
Where: Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City, Queens (closest address is 2-03 Borden Ave
Getting There: Water Taxis depart from East 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan on a varied schedule (visit nywatertaxi.com). Subway riders should take the No. 7 train to Vernon Avenue/Jackson. Walk along Vernon Avenue to Borden Avenue, turn right. Look for signs for Water Taxi Beach. For more travel options, visit the beach's site.
Cost: $16 for any four burgers; $9 for any two burgers
Getting Tickets: You can purchase tickets directly from ticketweb. You can also buy burgers without tickets, but ticketholders get first dibs.
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