September 30, 2010 1 Comment
What would you do for a burger?
Mini wood squares built today’s burger design. Would you say you liked this? Would a real burger be better though? ()
Burgers are everywhere. ()
September 29, 2010 Leave a comment
Here’s a sweet recipe for a Ice Cream Cake in the shape of of a Cheeseburger from Better Homes and Gardens:
1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for 8-inch layers. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely. Very lightly brush one of the layers with water and to with sprinkles to resemble sesame seeds. Place layers on a tray or baking sheet and freeze until firm.
2. Meanwhile, line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with waxed paper; set aside. Place ice cream in a large bowl and stir until softened. Spoon ice cream into prepared springform pan; spread evenly. Cover ice cream with the plastic wrap and freeze until firm.
3. For “lettuce”, place coconut in a resealable plastic bag. Add green food coloring, a few drops at a time, and mix in bag to achieve a green color; set aside. For “cheese”, roll yellow fondant to about 1/16-inch thick. Have a spatula handy to loosen the fondant periodically from your surface as you roll it. Use a pizza cutter to cut into an 8- to 9-inch square; set aside.
4. To assemble, place plain cake layer on a serving plate. Remove sides of springform pan and remove plastic wrap and waxed paper. Place on top of cake layer on plate. If necessary, trim 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the edges of ice cream layer if it hangs over too much. Top with “cheese” and “lettuce”. Add remaining cake layer, sprinkled side up. Return to freezer for at least one hour until firm.
5. If desired, serve with Pound Cake “Fries”. Makes 12 to 16 servings.
Pound Cake “Fries”: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil; lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Cut 1 10-3/4-ounce frozen pound cake, thawed, into 1/4-inch thick slices, then cut each slice into 3 “fries”. Spread evenly on prepared baking sheet. Mix together 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Lightly coat pound cake with nonstick cooking spray then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Toss carefully to coat; spread in an even layer. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Cool before serving. Makes about 42.
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September 28, 2010 2 Comments
Playing with fire…
Okay, who likes fire? Here is superimposed photo from various shots of me using a burning stick to draw a burger. Too bad we didn’t use this beach bonfire to cook up some real burgers. ()
Make sure you check out “Light the Night”, this Saturday, October 2, 2010 in Los Angeles – http://www.lightthenight.org/los/
“Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) evening walk and fundraising event. It is the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost.
This year’s walk in Southern California takes place in Griffith Park on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Registration begins at 5:00pm and the walk follows a Remembrance Ceremony at 6:00pm.”
Everything Burger and Team will be walking in remembrance of Michelle Maykin:
September 27, 2010 1 Comment
Here’s another burger character from McDonalds called Mayor McCheese. A cheeseburger for a head? I wonder what he thought when he saw people eating other cheeseburgers? Did he eat cheeseburgers as well? Wouldn’t that be really strange?
“Mayor McCheese was an enormous cheeseburger who appeared from 1971–1985, he has a burger for a head, and sports a top hat, a diplomat’s sash, and a pair of pince-nez spectacles. He is portrayed as a giggly, bumbling, somewhat incompetent mayor.”
Unfortunately, Mayor McCheese is no longer with us. Maybe The Hamburgler got him.
September 27, 2010 Leave a comment
So, I um, purposely have not washed my truck for a while, so I could create this dirty windshield drawing. Yeah, that’s the real reason that it’s so dirty… yeah… no really. Pretty cool that it is also like a mobile art gallery though. Currently still on display on the back of my truck. Inquire for viewing hours =p.
September 26, 2010 Leave a comment
Heal the world…with burgers!
Band-Aid Bandages are great for patching up cuts and scrapes that you might get. Too bad you can’t use an actual burger to heal those scrapes, but these ones are pretty close. Burgers would help you feel better though. ()
September 25, 2010 1 Comment
This one is for the kid in you that loved eating SpaghettiOs. Did you know that there was a year long study to come up with the O shape? ”Rejected shapes included cowboys, Indians, spacemen, stars, and sports shapes” (From Wikipedia). Could we have been singing “Uh-Oh! Spaghetti-Spacemen” instead? Burger shape SpaghettiOs would be pretty cool though. I wonder how we could make that happen? ()
September 23, 2010 1 Comment
Kill ‘em and grill ‘em…
Who doesn’t love grilled cheese sandwiches? Grilled cheese sandwich or burger is quite the predicament though. How about both? Have you tried the burger that uses grilled cheese sandwiches instead of a bun? I have yet to, but I’m sure it must be excellent. ()
Happy Birthday shout-out to Yvonne!
September 22, 2010 Leave a comment
That’s some “charcoal”-broiled burger…
The charcoal pencil is a popular drawing tool and is used for a wide variety of art. Here’s a charcoal pencil sketch of a burger, fries and drink.
Make sure you keep checking Burger365 everyday for the newest burger of the day and join the Facebook Fan Page! ()
September 21, 2010 2 Comments
Martina Sorbara recently sent us this page featuring her knitted “Yarn Burger”:
“I Had been thinking about making a knitted Hamburger for a longtime. So halfway through our North American tour I pulled the trigger and bought the yarn i needed to make all my wildest yarn burger dreams come true.
God knows I’d looked at enough hamburgers on the road; TV adverts, billboards and disappointing menus from coast to coast. But thats when I started to look at them differently, study them and think about how I would execute the toppings and such.
The tomato gave me the most trouble (with a whopping 5 restarts).
The best part about the Yarn Burger is that it is made of stuffed animal meat. In the morning before we left Denver for Kansas City, I decided to try and find a craft store for some stuffing. Having had no luck, I walked into a TJmax, bought a stuffed cow toy, and proceeded to disembowel it.
I’m a vegetarian.”
Great work Martina! I will definitely need to try something like this for the Burger365 project and can only hope it will look as good. (Having never knitted before, I doubt it.) THANKS!
Check out her page and other photos of the burger here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/tinadragonette/yarn-burger
Also be sure to listen to her band “Dragonette” at http://dragonetteonline.com/.
September 21, 2010 Leave a comment
Beach Burger Babylon…
Perhaps the last weekend for the beach this year ended with this Burger “Sand Castle” result. It seemed like summer never really started here in LA, but had to make the most of it. Here’s hoping that your burgers don’t taste like sand. ()
September 20, 2010 2 Comments
Today’s burger is drawn with different sized metal nails. Good thing burgers aren’t really made of nails, or else they would be pretty difficult to eat.
Speaking of “metal”, congrats to the Grill ‘Em All Food Truck for winning The Great Food Truck Race last night! The Heavy Metal Burger Boys finally beat out the Nom Nom Truck in a super close battle. After cruising through the first four New York City Boroughs, Grill ‘Em All looked like they were headed for an easy victory. But, by winning the “truck stop”, where each truck had to cook each other’s signature item, Nom Nom got back into contention. However, Grill ‘Em All was able to hold on in the end.
Be sure to go out and eat the winning burgers from Grill ‘Em All and try to spot the Burger365 sticker. ()
September 18, 2010 Leave a comment
It’s on like “ping-pong”…
Today, Sept.18th, is National Cheeseburger Day! To celebrate, here is a Cheeseburger Ping-Pong Paddle. Is ping-pong the next big social nightlife trend? Check out this LA Times Article about SPiN Hollywood which was recently featured on HBO’s “Entourage”.
Make sure you go out and eat a cheeseburger in honor of this great day. Need suggestions on where to get the best burgers? Check out the LA Burgermap for rankings and reviews. ()