Most 30-somethings in NYC have tried one form of online dating or matchmaking in their dating life - well recently I took it to the next level when one member of the BOTM club caught my eye while watching them on the Today Show.
Being a meat and potatoes gal – and still navigating the NYC restaurant scene (moved here 4 years ago from Florida – the land of chain restaurants), when I saw Jenna Wolfe’s segment on a group of 7 guys who formed a burger of the month club, I was kind of intrigued. After watching the segment I went on to BurgerRankings.com to see who these guys were. Deciding you only live once, I sent an email to the site asking two questions – the first, could girls join the club and the second, was Brett single?
I had forgotten about the email until I heard from BOTM member Jason who asked if I wanted to join the group at 5 Napkin Burger (I had actually just eaten there with a friend so I knew it was good) for their next monthly dinner and to meet Brett (who had no idea Jason had called me). What did I have to lose? Worst case - I have a good story and a free burger. Best case – an even better story. I agreed to join.
The Burger Review – I pulled the girl move and ordered the “inside out” burger for the carb conscious, since I had already indulged in the bacon cheddar burger only a week before (even though I could only eat half). I have to say, it was just as good without the bun, cheese and caramelized onions. The “secret sauce” that is on the burger was great and the meat itself (ordered medium) was cooked to perfection. The burger came with fries, and while they were no Mickey D’s – they were enjoyable as well.
The Date Review – I have to say, this was one of the most fun dates I have had in NYC. We all ate together, so I guess it was a “group date” and it was quite amusing to see some of the looks we got when the waiters saw one girl surrounded by 7 guys all eating burgers. Brett is awesome and the rest of the group was so easy to talk to and welcomed me into the sacred club as an honorary member.
Overall, it was a great night. I offered BOTM some PR advice on how to grow their site and their fan base, so it will be interesting to see if they take any of it (you know men). As for a date sans the BOTM audience, you’ll just have to check back and find out.