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Beer at Burger King: A new low or the perfect meal?

It’s important to start out saying that I’m one of those obnoxious localvore wannabes. I get my meat from a farm near my home and many of my vegetables the same way. The relevant point, though, is that I avoid chain restaurants at all costs, mostly. This week I had to make an exception and if the experience was awful, you know I’d mention it, but it wasn’t awful, so credit where it is due.

After a long, vaguely involved series of events (which we discus on the podcast) I found myself at a Burger King in Ocean City with a six pack of beer and a bag of potato chips. This was my second trip to a Burger King this century, so I kept my expectations low and ordered a fish sandwich, grease being the ally of the inebriated. The folks were enthusiastically friendly and involved themselves in my meal happiness well beyond what my appearance required. I looked like a drunk Ocean City dude.

I squirreled myself away in the corner, popped open one of the craft beers I bought and figured I’d take my chances on getting caught. The kids running the place apparently thought I’d left and must have said something inappropriate, because they noticed me and apologized. I told them the following (or something similar):

“I’m drinking a beer from a bag in a Burger King on a Saturday night, I’m not  likely to complain about anything.”

I finished off my beer, sandwich and chips, thanked them again and made my way out so they didn’t feel as if they had to comment on the whole beer thing.

In this week’s show we talk about the differences between in-season Ocean City and off-season Ocean City, covering some of the events that have passed and previewing others that are coming up. Including, and especially, Thanksgiving, Winterfest, and what it is like to be a seasonal employee in a year-round resort.

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Tony Russo
Tony Russohttp://Ossurynot.com
Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces OceanCity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer was published in 2014 and Delaware Beer in 2016. He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn't moved out. Together they keep their two dogs comfortable.

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  1. I don’t think that a fast food chain like Burger KIng should serve beer. They should stick to moving Whoppers through…..


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