Normally Policy, Science, Burgers is divided up such that the policy and science stuff appear here, on the blog, and the burger stuff appears on BurgerMap Philly, my ongoing rating and mapping of every burger I eat in Philadelphia. But today something special happened. Having had literally hundreds of amazing burgers in my hometown, I never thought that the highlight of my burger life would come–of all places–in a suburb of Pittsburgh. But my favorite burger place in all of Allegheny County, which thoroughly trounces any place within the Pittsburgh city limits, teamed up with a woman who deserves some major girlfriend points to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine: having a sandwich named after me, even if temporarily.
Burgatory Bar has named their Burger of the Day (B.O.D.) after me in honor of the anniversary of my birth, and it’s an elk burger to boot (a type of burger I’ve never tried before, which at this point in my life is no easy feat).
For readers checking in after the B.O.D. rotates to another special treat, the announcement (on their website, Twitter, and Facebook) reads: “B.O.D. We’re Grillin’ the Matt Crespi B-Day Elk Burger w/ Buffalo Cheddar, Cheddar Chive Mashed, Bourbon Glazed Kale and Jalapeno Corn Mayo.”
This gives a whole new meaning to the term “B-Day.”