Monday, May 01, 2006

I'd Gladly Pay You Tuesday For A Hamburger Today

Mmmm...hamburger. Coshocton's love affair with the lowly hamburger continues to grow despite the potential unhealthy qualities of corporate processed meat.

Back in 1911, Coshoctonites could purchase "hamburg" for 16 cents per pound at the Parrish and Wright Meat Market. Also, during the same year, you could land a job as a "hamburger frier" and work beneath the fairground grandstands.

In 1933, you could buy a "real hamburger" sandwich at Robson Brothers for 5 cents.

Today, hamburgers have become the domain of fast food corporations who churn out dry, processed burgers which need a heapin' helpin' of toppings to actually lend the burger some flavor. Although fast food dominates, decent burgers can still be had at places like the Sport Zone and Lock 27. Of course, the best burger is the one you cook on your grill.


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