You know how to make
hamburgers. You take some ground beef and fry it, and serve it
on a bun with choice of condiments. But did you know that the
grab joints used to add oatmeal to the hamburger meat?It
blended well, took on the right color and absorbed juices and
flavor while lowering the cost per portion. It does increase
the fat calories, since much of the flavor it absorbs is fat,
but it does make a nutritious alternative to bread crumbs when
used to make meat loaf.
I'm partial to a
Blue-Cheese Burger myself, and I have memories of being young
and stupid (well, younger and stupider than I am today) and
finding the best blue-cheese burger I've ever eaten at a Gay
biker bar in one of the roughest sections of DC.
Ray Watts, of Texas,
Carl Bohn out of Houston was one of the
first ride men to mount an Eli wheel on a trailer to be raised
and lowered hydraulically. He had a couple of other punk
rides and with what he could book, he ran a little rag bag
show around Texas.
He gave me my first skillos. While talking
about the big scores and stings he had made with the skillos,
and the troubles that he had seen, he told me that the largest
"Hey Rube" he ever saw was over a grab joint.
had a big sign:
HAMBURGERS — Everything 5¢
The mark ordered a
hamburger. "One patty or two?" —
"One" — "Tomato?"
— "Yes." —
"Lettuce?" — "Yes." —
"Pickle?" — "Yes"
— "Onions?" —
"Relish?" — "Yes." —
"Mayo?" — "Yes."
When the operator
asked for 45 cents, the mark got rangy and loud — so loud that
the operator called the roughies, who settled it by bringing
the mark into the joint and sitting him on the grill.
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