Re:Alton Brown Awards Best Burger in America to Holeman & Finch Public House, ATL, GA
Marketing genius is right. But that doesn't make it the best burger. It just proves Alton Brown can be as gullible as the next guy.
As previously stated, A. Brown DIDN'T make the decision. Writers and Editors of the Food Network Magazine made the decisions. He was merely the On-Camera Messenger delivering the award. Don't shoot the Messenger!" /> If you catch the re-runs of the show, you'll get the correct scoop.
Nitpicking. So you are suggesting Alton Brown is really just a media whore and the writers and editors of the Food Network Magazine are the gullible ones and/or shills in collusion with the restaurant? Look I checked the web site. There is no description that explains the preparation or what goes into the hamburger that makes it any more unique than thousands of hamburgers across the nation or why they only serve 24 at 10 PM other than the marketing savvy dating back to P. T. Barnum. Remember, you lugged Coors beer and you should know now it was nothing more than another bland, light American lager brew not much different than Miller and Bud.
So what makes the burger the best? Other than the limited number and time hype? They claim it is not a gimmick.
The thought behind the minimal number and the 10:00 serving is not a gimmick; it’s just the opposite. A handcrafted burger takes a lot of time to prepare correctly.
That is just simply an out and out hoodwink statement without a better explanation.
Lighten up Davydd! I merely posted this because I thought it was an interesting concept, not to start a National Debate! Why don't you take a trip to Atlanta, buy one and then give us your expert opinion? Geeez!
Any time anyone comes out with a "Best of" list, it's just opinions, not fact.
Media Whore??? C'mon Davydd, you're a better person than to say something like that. You must be thinking of Political TV Talking Heads! A. Brown is just an entertainer, not the know all, be all and just happens to be in a food related business. Life's to short to get yourself all worked up over something as immaterial as this.
RE: Coors Beer. At the time, (Mid 70's), Coors had developed the Mystique about their product that created the demand. Didn't say it was any better or worse than any other Beer. Marketing creates perceptions. Perception in marketing IS reality!