DEAR PRICE HIKERS & BAD DEALERS: Thanks for making our first year a most excellent year! As you know, we’re big fans of statistics, so we’ll admit we delayed this anniversary message by a few months until we hit a certain milestone.
Tumblr, unlike Twitter, doesn’t publicly display followers, and we fully support that policy, as it helps everyone focus on creating, reading, and sharing awesome content, instead of encouraging users to boast about analytics and follow the front-runners.
But that all said, we’re humbled to announce that within the last 36 hours, we crossed 10,000 followers for both The Bad Deal & The Price Hike, making us 20,000 strong (Of course, many of you follow BOTH of our blogs, so take that number with a grain of sea salt).
To some, our followership might seem tiny, but we’re pretty gosh darn happy that a growing community finds value in our sometimes silly, sometimes studied musings on food inflation, daily deals, digital cookbooks, and most importantly, consumer price transparency.
For all this, we’d like go send proper thank you’s to:
- Bloomberg News, for being awesome.
- The awesome Tumblr folks, for making the world’s best blogging platform. Seriously.
- The Eater People, for the awesome can of tomatoes they sent me last year, which BETTER BE from San Marzano.
- All our awesome readers. We’re humbled by your loyalty, and we pledge to do our best to fulfill our mission, which is to promote financial literacy through consumer price transparency. Or put more simply, we want to help you better spend your hard-earned money. Mostly at restaurants, but increasingly, elsewhere.
Ryan Sutton, The Editor.
San Marzano. CONFIRMED.
Ben Leventhal, who hosts a pretty rad `Burger Bloodbath’ every year in the Hamptons, has hiked the price of the competitive meatfest to $150pp, up 20% from 2011’s price of $125. There are a limited number of friends and family tickets currently being sold for $100.
Related: Leventhal is calling it the (Montauk) Superburger this year. Public tickets will go on sale next week exclusively through Eater. Last year, Leventhal partnered with Gilt City to host the event.
We at The Price Hike prefer the Eater People.
A very limited number of friends & family tix are quietly on sale now at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3837325544?nomo=1. Password is “superburger.” Public on-sale next week, exclusively at eater.com. Get at it.
8/25/12, 1 PM
THE BURGER JOINT & MOMOFUKU MILK BAR
Amstel Light and LaFrieda Meats
SEAMUS MULLEN, Tertulia
JESSE GERSTEIN & DAN ALDWORTH, 2011 Superburger Runner-up (a)
ALEX STUPAK, Empellon
ZAK PELACCIO, Fatty Crab
EDDIE “HARLEM” HAUNG & CHARLIE DOUGIELO, BaoHaus
RYAN SOLIEN, Montauk Yacht Club
HAROLD MOORE, Commerce
MEHDI BRUNET-BENKRITLY, Fedora
MIKE DEFONZO, PJ Clarke’s
SARAH SIMMONS, City Grit (a)
JAMES RAMSAY & STU “THE GRIFTER” WILSON (a)
PAT LAFRIEDA, LaFrieda Meat Purveyors
SPIKE MENDELSOHN, 2009 South Beach Burger Bash Winner
JOSH CAPON, 2010 NYC Burger Bash Winner
HEAD JUDGE KATE KRADER, Food & Wine Magazine
LEE “THE RING” SCHRAGER, NYC/South Beach Wine & Food Festivals
“EL PRESIDENTE” MARK PASTORE
Eater Exclusives is hosting its second, well, “exclusive” dinner at Danny Meyer’s North End Grill. The $200 per person ticket price includes wine pairings, tax, tip, and a fine four-course meal cooked by chef Floyd Cardoz. We’re big fans of all-inclusive “real cost” pricing here at The Bad Deal, so Meyer and crew is already off to good start.
Recall that the first Eater Exclusive dinner at Perla, which was advertised as being four-courses, ended up being around seventeen dishes or so. We’re inclined to say the North End Grill family-meal MIGHT very well be a GOOD DEAL. Check out my solid 2.5 star Bloomberg News review of the ambitious Battery Park
Goldman Sachs cafeteriarestaurant. Also take note that as of publication, one of the two North End Grill dinner services is already sold out.
Very cool. Also, let me use this as a chance to urge you to read 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson. Great, thoughtful, scientific, intellectual sc-fi.
New KSR! How the hell did I miss this? #ordered
It also answers an age old question: Yes, you can in fact FedEx anything, including your Olympic Horse.
“Here we come bitches!!”
Via The Guardian - The London Opening Ceremonies will recreate the English country side by shipping in a sh*t ton of real animals. Including exotic and little known creatures like Sheep, chickens and cows, OH! and a village Cricket Team! Take that Beijing and your military drum countdown.
Photo Via NBC Olympics
The youngsters of the USA won team Gold at last October’s World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo. They did it without their 2008 veterans, Alicia Sacramone who suffered a torn achillies and Shawn Johnson who was not quite ready, as well as Chellsie Memmel, who…
Curbed has some awesome photos of summer in NYC from the late 60s/early 70s. I could unfortunately only save a lil thumbnail, but it’s worth clicking through if you have a case of the Thursday afternoon wtf-am-I-doing-in-2012 blues. Update: now with larger image! Image from NYPL Digital Archives.
Strictly our opinions and our lips flapping in the wind!
The only useful thing Luke from Modern Family has ever said. There’s a word for that, son, it’s called OLYMPIAN. (via therings)
THERINGS is on fire, people.
It would be crazy to say that Keith McNally is going to open a New York restaurant in 2012. Or that Joe Bastianich is looking for a Manhattan location for Mozza. So I won’t say either of those things.
Stop everything. ChompChump is BACK.
And off she goes! No…literally…the flame went out. But it’s cool—they lit back up really quick.
The Rings is a brand new Olympics Tumblr from the crazed mind of @lindseymgreen. INSTA-FOLLOW.