Who Puts Hot Sauce on a Burger?
I was just thinking about eating in an industry town.
More to the point, being fed. As grown ups in the big city, many of
us have become accustomed to being taken care of, on at least one if not
all of our "3 squares" a day. Not that I personally demand it, but if
a bar or a bucket of beers is not on the premises, well, then I guess
our presence just didn't mean that much to our host. Whether it's
catering for a film shoot, an art opening or a hipster party we're
being taken care of in more thorough and increasingly interesting ways.
The tray of cheese and crackers or the roll up sandwiches are
thankfully disappearing. What I find interesting in the last few years
is making food part of the event. I first noticed it at art openings
and private parties where they had a cart show up and make all the
tacos you want all night long. . Instead of doling out morsels to a
frustrated room ... TACOS. Brilliant, filling and good. Well, ladies
and gentleman, the gringos got it together. Welcome to America. TK
Burger pulled their truck into an event for the Pool Trade Show in
Silver Lake last weekend. All the burgers the crowd could eat, cheese
or not. Across the patio, tomatoes, pickles, onions, all the fixings
with catsup, mustard and, of course, HOT SAUCE.
- Paul Redmond
Photo by Paul Redmond