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Contest Thu Aug 11 2011

Will The Fifty/50's New Burger Be Called "The Ron Swanson"?

r-ron-swanson-large570.jpgThe Fifty/50 is offering $500 (yes, with two zeroes) to the carnivore who comes up with the best, most creative name for their new burger. The clock is ticking though - you only have until Friday at noon to enter. From their Facebook wall:

"Wanna win $500 in cold hard cash? Name The Fifty/50's new fall burger! It's a 9oz "Triple Secret" burger patty topped with sausage gravy, Applewood smoked bacon, fried egg, and maple drizzle on a toasted oatmeal bun with your choice of fries for $13. Like us on Facebook and post the name of the burger on here. Submissions for the name must be made by noon Friday!"

To re-cap, that's sausage gravy, bacon, a fried egg and "maple drizzle". FYI - "The Ron Swanson" has already been suggested and, we have to say, that's so good we wish we could have thought of it.

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P.J. / August 11, 2011 10:49 PM

"...All the bacon and eggs you have..."

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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