NY BURGER WEEK MAY 1-7, 2014
– 7 Days of delicious Burger events
The Burger Week is a 7-day celebration of trendsetting chefs and unique burgers with a series of daily events.
Who eats 10 Burgers in one day? Last year during the 2nd Annual Amstel Light NY Burger Crawl you did! New York City however is not to be outdone and this year for the 3rd annual you ate 14 BURGERS IN ONE DAY!!!! We had so much fun in 2013 that I knew we had to bring the event back and make it even bigger. Thanks to Amstel Light, the official Beer of the Burger, we were able to make it happen again. Amstel Light is the Beer that Beer drinkers drink when they’re having a light Beer … with a Burger. Amstel Light is made with only 4 ingredients; Water, Hops, Yeast & Malted Barley. It comes from a brewing tradition that dates back to 1870 in Amsterdam. It’s a perfect Beer to have when you are having 14 of them at 14 different NYC bars with 14 different Burgers.
This year’s Burger Crawl was made even more special as it was a fund raiser for Autism Speaks. Their goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Thanks to help from Burger Maker, The Food Film Fest, Burger Lift, Burgerator, BurgerWeekly & Gift Courture, a portion of every ticket sold to the crawl will be donated to their organization.
NY BURGER WEEK EVENT
AMSTEL LIGHT, THE OFFICIAL BEER OF THE BURGER, PRESENTS
THE 3RD ANNUAL NY BURGER CRAWL
– $70 for Beers at Every Bar and $3 Burger Specials –
*Fundraiser for Autism Speaks*
May 3, 2014
East Village, Murray Hill & Kips Bay Neighborhoods, NYC
12:30 – 3:00 pm – Check In
1:00 – 7:00 pm – Burger Crawl
- Entrance into the event
- One (1) 8 oz Amstel Light at all locations
- Access to $3 Burger specials at each location
- Charity donation to Autism Speaks
- Entry into contest to win Cheeseburger Wrapping Paper from Gift Couture
It’s been a long cold winter here in the Big Apple but it’s finally getting warm and it’s time to get out and do something fun! Kick Spring into high gear with the 3rd annual NY Burger Crawl. At every single stop, you’ll enjoy an 8oz Beer from Amstel Light, the official beer of the Burger, along with $3 specialty mouth watering Burgers. The event begins at 1pm and goes until 7pm. For those six hours, how many burgers can you handle? Call your friends, get a group together, and enjoy some of the best burgers in NYC.
A portion of the proceeds to the Amstel Light NY Burger Crawl will be donated to Autism Speaks. At Autism Speaks, their goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. They are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. They strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society: and they work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. The organization is committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is their firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. Click here to donate to Autism Speaks.
A Burger Crawl is a unique way to spend the day visiting great bars with close friends and family. Enjoy some of the best burgers that Manhattan has to offer at an incredibly affordable price along with great beer. This package will allow you to take advantage beer deals, burger specials and a full map of the best bars to visit during May 3rd for the annual NY Burger Crawl. While the weather warms up, what can possibly be better than a cold beer and large juicy burger? Enjoy all of this at some of the top rated burger joints in town. Some of the best bars have enlisted to participate in this year’s Burger Crawl.
By purchasing at ticket to the Amstel Light 3rd Annual NY Burger Crawl you are entered into a chance to win Cheeseburger Wrapping Paper from Gift Couture. Winners will be chosen the week after the event and will be notified by email.
While out on the crawl, you’ll also get a chance to check out the new Burger rating app from Burgerator. It allows you to share photos and review of Burgers with your friends.
When you check in at Idle Hands Bar, you’ll get a chance to meet the crew from Burger Lift. Their new device, which just had a successful kickstarter campaign, helps you maintain Bun integrity by giving you a stand to place your Burger on top of. That way when all the juicy goodness falls to the plate, it won’t get sucked up and ruin your bun.
Check in runs from 12:30 – 3:00 pm & the crawl goes from 1:00 – 7:00 pm.
Once again I teamed up with Mighty-Mike Fox from Edit Beach, who was named the 2013 Burger Week VIP, and our friend Jerry to go out on the Burger Crawl. We tried our best to make it to every single location and eat every single Burger. We met so many great people as we walked around the city on a gorgeous day while having a great time. I want to give a special shout out to Daina from The Hungry Fan and her friend Garrett who paced along the crawl with us.
PARTICIPATING BARS & RESTAURANTS:
Bottomzup Bar & Grill – Juicy Lucy Slider stuffed w American Cheese topped with French Fried Onions and Tomato Relish.
Brazen Fox Kitchen & Craft Beer Company – Slider topped with Blue Cheese Bacon and Onion Mayo.
Company Bar & Grill – Choice of Sliders: 4oz BBQ Cheddar or 4oz Mushroom Classic
Crime Scene Bar – No Burgers, $3 Amstel Lights
Desmond’s Tavern – Choice of regular Cheeseburger or Hamburger for. Add Fries $1
Destination Bar – Two Bacon infused Sliders for $5
Duke’s Gramercy Park – 2 of Duke’s Signature Sliders
Duke’s Murray Hill – 2 of Duke’s Signature Sliders
East Village Tavern – 5oz Black Angus Burger on an English Muffin
Idle Hands Bar – 4oz Burger, House Special Sauce, Sautéed Onions and Cheese
Nelly Spillanes – 4oz Burger served with choice of Cheese Lettuce, Onion and Tomato
Rodeo Bar – Choice of Sliders: Burger, Pulled Pork or Smoked Chopped Brisket
SideBAR – House Burger with Cheese, Lettuce and French Fries
Village Pourhouse Downtown – House Burger with Lettuce and Tomato
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 3rd annual Amstel Light NY Burger Crawl. Only in a city like New York can you do something this crazy, fun and delicious. I got the chance to speak with a lot of you who participated and it seemed like you were having an awesome day filled with Burgers and Beers from Amstel Light. I’m really proud of what we were able to accomplish together in raising money for Autism Speaks. A big thank you goes to Amstel Light and the Heineken family. They are the ones that make this possible. Coordinating with 14 bars is a lot of work and they helped to facilitate that task. The biggest of thank you’s goes to all of the bars who participated. I appreciate all that you did to help promote the event and the great customer service you showed everyone who was out on the crawl. You guys are the stars of the show and your dedication to serving good Beer and Burgers to the people is outstanding. Thank you to the Burger Lift and Burgeator teams. Hopefully you got a chance to spend a few minutes with them and see how they are working to improve the Burgerverse. A sincere tip of the hat goes to the entire staff of Idle Hands Bar, especially Chef Dennis Hatziner, who cooked up a whopping 480 ounces of Ground Beef just during the crawl. You guys all worked very hard to make the first stop on the crawl a fun and tasty place to be. I’d also like to thank Sarah from Gift Couture for donating Cheeseburger Wrapping Paper to be given away to one lucky crawler. There are way too too too too many to name but thank you to every single person, media outlet, promotional partner and just about anyone who took the time to write a story, publish a blog post, send out a tweet, post to Facebook and Instagram any picture, message or otherwise that helped bring attention to this event. I truly, truly appreciate your support. It took every single one of the people and outlets named in this section to make this happen and raise money for Autism Speaks. It’s really just proof that you can help others by eating delicious Burgers and washing them down with refreshing Beers.