So, the conclusion is …the Newmanburger is superior to the 5 Napkin Burger. Why? Because, the later burger, although extremely tasty on the first, second and third bite, induced an involuntary aftermath of feeling too full,(and possibly IT was far too fatty& rich).
The Newmanburger, not only left me with energy and a feeling of wellness..It left me with the memory of a lovely time at the cottage.(even if I was doing a survival stint).
MEMORIES of Edmonton: The Diamond Restaurant on Jasper Avenue. I was in Grade 4. Every Saturday at 11am I would go to the YWCA for swimming lessons, and afterwards I would head to The Diamond Restaurant on Jasper Avenue for a hamburger. The first time I went in, I asked how much a hamburger and chips cost. The waitress, busy, was a bit off-put with my question, “It’s 1 dollar!” However when I ordered just a hamburger for 75 cents and left a tip for 25 cents, I was witness to her softened expression in the the reflection of the store window.
A&W Drive-in parking lot(near Strathcona Composite Highschool on the CalgaryTrail Highway). The waitresses bringing that special hamburger on a tray, that attached to the window of the car.
There was EARLS in Alberta: (Alberta’s Best Beef). That time when I walked across the Highlevel Bridge to Jasper Avenue with my 80 year old father,(my fahter did not believe in cars), who wanted to savor the hambuger, the burger that Earls had to offer, as much as me. His lady friend, Anna Whitla, living in Jasper House, across the street from EARL’s accompanied us.
In Jasper, Alberta, skiing recently, I found that the EARLS that I once knew, was not the same. It was sad.
Or how about the first dates, when you are so hungry and so crazy with wonder, and you drip every condiment on your blouse; like at Zumburger on Bloor Street, across form Varsity Stadium(in Toronto) or like Mars on College Street (in Toronto).
The WONDER of a Hamburger: A Hamburger is a Beautiful Thing.