Random Thoughts For The Burger Tri-fecta Tuesday May 31, 2011

Last week I posted a link to an article comparing the Tri-fecta of big name burger joints against each other. The article went through each burger, awarding the big prize to Shake Shack.

Now with a new Shake Shack in The District, I finally got to personally complete the Tri-fecta of Burger joints this week. And the verdict…

Well In my opinion it’s a two-way race between Five Guys and Shake Shack. Which will upset a few of the In-N-Out faithful, but hear me out.

Don’t get me wrong Shake Shack was awesome – juicy patties, a load of cheese and a great sesame seed bun – except in comparison to Five Guys the toppings were a bit of a let down. Nothing in my books beats a Five Guys Burger loaded with Jalapenos. BUT on the other side, Shake Shack does Gluten Free burgers, which is freaking HUGE for us. So while I’d gladly gorge on a Five Guys Burger, the experience of Shake Shack of having a fantastic Gluten-Free option propels it into another atmosphere.

So yeah, that’s my take on the Burger Tri-fecta.

First – If the annoying kiddies at the mall weren’t enough to annoy you, it appears that there is another reason to hate Urban Outfitters. It appears that the underground trend store likes to rip off etsy artists. (Thanks to Mr. Arnott for the link)

Full Disclosure I’ve purchased quite a few things from Urban Outfitters, from my Lumography camera to dinner plates and dishes for our apartment, so it pains me to see such shitty business practices.

Second – For all you music lovers out there, Calgary’s Michael Bernard Fitzgerald is releasing a live album. It’s hard not to love MBF, god knows with his ravenous support from hipster teens I’ve tried my hardest, but there’s just something endearing about this guy.

Third – I’ve been raving about this game for months (probably a year), but Bastion is starting to get some RAVE reviews at E3.

I’m no longer a BIG gamer, but this is one game I can’t wait for…

Fourth – Have I talked about Shauna Mae Luedtke’s Slipoffs? No? Well I should have.

Yes, I just found out about this, but Shauna is a designer based in Calgary who does custom-painted slip on shoes, where are pretty awesome. (It also looks like she was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show).

Fifth – I tweet this out last week, but it’s so good it deserves another round of promotion. It’s a great post on how to live in Washington, DC. It’s so dead on it hurts.

Go to a “networking” event. Drink too much wine and eat too many hors d’oeuvres. Listen to the person speaking incessantly about themselves and what they do. Want to punch them. Want to jump out the window. Leave feeling defeated. After meeting 100 new contacts and handing out dozens of cards, realize you have not had a substantial conversation in what feels like days.

Sixth – Personally, I’d rather see a Gowalla and Living Social team up, but this is a good article on why Groupon & Foursquare should team up to try and take on the Social world.

Seventh – A big shout out to Dublin for taking out President Obama’s Beast of a armored Limo. I can’t embed the video, but please watch it. It’s hysterical.

Eighth – Thanks to @Shandro for the link to Desingers.Mx, which is a series of playlists created by a variety of web designers.

If you have some time, please check it out. It’s a great idea, for anyone who has been struggling to find some new and accessible music.

(P.S. This has to be my favorite mix on the site… Sawyer Hollenshead’s Go With The Flow.)

Ninth – A neat article on how two Calgary-based promoters helped fund Kevin Smiths (Clerks, Jay & Silent Bob, Clerks The Cartoon, etc) latest movie – Red State.

Tenth – You can all thank Mr. Rennie for this great link – Literally Unbelievable – Which catalogues people’s serious reactions on Facebook to clearly made-up Onion articles.

The stuff about the Abortion Mega-complex is priceless.

Categories: The-Random, The-Food, The ArtWorld, The Canada Vibe, The D.C. vibe, The HomeLand, The Humourous, The Inane, The Music, The Pop-Culture

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