Most folks know Lee Brian Schrager as the director of the SoBe and NY Wine & Food Festivals. I happen to think of Lee more as a Burger ambassador and giant Burger fan (which explains why the Burger Bash at both festivals are the world series of Burger events). So it’s a good thing he’s agreed to get put through The Grinder as I’ve got some questions that need answering.
Burger Beast: What’s your favorite type of burger?
BEAST:What’s the best burger you’ve had this year?
BEAST: What’s the best burger you’ve ever had?
BEAST: When is a Frita (Cuban Hamburger) going to be included in the South Beach Burger Bash?
Schrager: With your help in securing them, we would love to invite a Frita burger chef to the Festival’s 10th anniversary this year and the 5th anniversary of Burger Bash.
BEAST: When will Bobby Flay win a Burger Bash? Is he the Susan Lucci of the Burger Bash?
Schrager: Sadly it appears he is the Susan Lucci of Burger Bash because he’s always in the Top 3 but can never win the top prize.
BEAST: I’ve got a couple of suggestions for next year’s South Beach Burger Bash, can I send them your way?
Schrager:Yes, of course!
About Burger Beast’s The Grinder:
What happens when I ask some chefs, restaurant owners and maybe even celebrities, yes I said celebrities about burgers and other things not pertaining to burgers? You get The Grinder. So sit back, read and enjoy.
“Maybe I even thought there was indeed some small possibility of a “good time”–but I surely had reason to know better. I did know better. But I walked straight into the grinder anyway.” – A.B.
Make sure you check out all the episodes of The Grinder.