1st Annual Octobërgerfest - A Manifesto
Today, we kick off the very first (hopefully) Annual Octobërgerfest.
The premise is simple. In a city with seemingly as many burger joints as politicians these days, we have selected FIVE (5!) noteworthy (and nearby) candidates to participate in a self-administered burger taste-test free for all. Truly, a fat kid’s dream.
Here’s how it’ll go down. Each day this week, a selection of IS staff will venture out for lunch to one of the five burger joints on our list. We will sample the best specimens of grilled meat product the establishment has to offer (and maybe a veggie burger or two). We will take impeccably detailed, if highly irreverent notes. We will report our day to impressions here on our blog. We will pull no punches and take no prisoners.
Then, using a very crude rating system developed in house (and shamelessly ripped off from Iron Chef, see below) we’ll tally our votes at the end of the week and one flame-grilled patty will be crowned victorious. One burger to rule them all. May the best beef win.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all burgers are not created equal. That they are endowed by the grill with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Freshness, Juiciness, Savory Toppings, and the pursuit of Deliciousness.
Octobërgerfest Rating system
Taste – (1-10) Burgers will be awarded a maximum of ten (10) points:
Presentation – (1-5) Burgers will be awarded a maximum of five (5) points:
Originality – (1-5) Burgers will be awarded a maximum of five (5) points:
Wildcard - (0 - 5) a maximum of five (5) additional points will be awarded as a wildcard bump for idionsyncratic things, like the quality of side items and beverages (fries, onion rings, milkshakes, etc); the speed, efficiency and / or friendliness of service; and how gross (or not gross) you feel afterwards. YUM.