Celebrities Eating Burgers

North American Culture.What is it exactly?

apple pie? sports?entertainment? Hollywood? fast food? albeit an appropriation of food from other cultures,ie:pizza and without argument,hands down…burgers.

Why are North Americans obsessed with food? with celebrities? And why do we like to see celebrities eating? especially burgers? and WHY must we insist on taking pictures?!

I looked around the web and this is what I found.

If you have found a picture of a celebrity eating a burger please post in the comments!

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and who can forget the Hoff! remember this video? that went viral after his daughter video taped him while he was drunk eating a burger.

It was funny.sad.pathetic and just one example of North American Culture at it’s worst.

I still love burgers.

Ms.D-Madame of The Broadhouse.

Oscars,Broads and Burgers!

This year proves yet again to be a tough call for the best of the best when it comes to the Oscars and as a 40 something year old woman myself, I am glad to see older women being represented in film  in all their Goddess glory  so but of course I will only be focusing on those actresses whom I consider “Broads”

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

Sally Field has had a long and rewarding career first starting out as Gidget in the TV series of the same name in the 60’s.  52 years later she has become and is a fine example for other gracefully aging women..proving that women are much more interesting and dynamic with layers and layers of emotion that comes with experience and loving the skin you’re in..and not afraid to show it or their laugh lines..This year she  is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal  as Mary Todd Lincoln,the First Lady of the United States, to Daniel Day- Lewis’ President Abraham Lincoln. She dominates every scene and even when she ‘s not on the screen her presence can be felt.

Go Sally! and keep going!

Then there is Naomi Watts.  ok.. she hasn’t been on the planet for as long as Sally but she still embodies what it means to be a Broad.She’s always chose very diverse roles from one extreme to the other,from dramatic to comedy.I’ve always been a big fan of her work.Recently,I saw her in J.Edgar Hoover and didn’t know it was her until the end.She’s a chameleon and in my opinion underrated..so this year, at the age of 44, for her to be nominated for Best Actress for The Impossible, well I say, it’s about damned time! Look for her this coming year in Two Mothers playing with another of my favorite actresses,Robin Wright who have love affairs with each others sons.

Talk about being fearless and pushing boundaries! Like I said she’s a Broad.

And then there is Emma Stone,at the age of 25 yrs she’s the youngest of the Broad bunch who is co-hosting the award show with Seth MacFarlane. OSCAR-2013-Promo-Poster-01

If it’s possible,I would like to nominate Seth as an Honorary Burger Broad.

Emma has mostly done comedies in her short life/career and even though I haven’t seen it yet,I’m sure her role as  Grace Faraday in Gangster Squad will show that she is much more than a comedy gal. She also likes cheeseburgers:) her favorite place to munch  in L.A is Apple Pan, a legendary eat-in restaurant that has been around since 1947 that is  known for its apple pies but it also  serves up meals like the Hickory Burger and the Steak Burger.

So that pretty much sums up this years Broads at The Oscars but it goes without saying,  always Meryl Streep <see this link where she is Seussified!)

MirrenBurgerDM2702_468x465 and Helen Mirren are and always will be quintessential Broads.

So what exactly is a Broad? This is how We define it.

If you are hosting or are invited to an Oscar Award party here’s a great recipe
for mini burgers by Wolfgang Puck.An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in HollywoodWill you be watching?

A Burger Eating Contest

On a wet, dull and dreary winter Sunday in January a couple of Broads joined in on a burger eating contest that we were invited to and hosted by BQM Burger here in Toronto at Queen and Spadina. This intersection is becoming burger central with  a McDonald’s on one corner,Hero on another, A&W and of course, BQM Burger since 2008. It doesn’t stop there.Burger’s Priest,a classic American cheeseburger joint, will be opening up a 3rd location in the area in May.

Regardless of how much is in your wallet or on your debit card that’s a good variety of  burgers to choose from within doorsteps of each other for Torontonian burger lovers! However, when it comes to so called competition there isn’t any. BQM Burger burgers are premium quality.The beef is family farmed in Ontario and raised without any added hormones or antibiotics.Every single patty is in house grinded-brisket,chuck and sirloin and served up medium rare and they also  have a large selection of craft beers to compliment any burger of your choosing.

Ok..on with the BURGER EATING CONTEST!

Normally, Doing burger eating contests is not our style.We like to bite.chew.swallow and savor every bite very slowly.And in general, food eating contests of any kind are the epitome of food gluttony in the Western World.When I was approached by BQM to join in and attend the contest,I had to think about it.Was it something we, The Burger Broads,wanted to be a part of ? promote? Well, I decided to wrangle a couple of Broads to do it afterall because as much as we like to showcase burgers and interview owners I thought this could be a fun thing to do, just once and a good way to break up the monotony of  these dreary weeks of winter in January while also giving myself a break from the homework at hand of the ideas i have in store for this coming year.

The Burgers were kept simple.

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No toppings of any sort.Only ketchup,mustard and aioli if you  chose to…..it was just meat and bun..and OMB! (oh, my Burger!) The meat! The Bun! both so good individually so imagine how burgasmic they were together.To me, the true test of a deliciously made burger is eating it with out all the accoutrements and BQM is The Truth! The meat was void of fillers and seasoned ever so lightly with kosher sea salt and black pepper. Perfect.The bun was an egg bun and it too was perfect.And perfect for the meat.

There were seven contestants in total and 2 of them were the only females,My Broads,Sharon and Krista.Seems to me these food eating contests are mostly attended by males so I was proud to have The  Burger Broads represent the female contingency.

These boys you’ll see in the video below were very serious about this contest while us Broads ate,laughed and gushed and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.bq7

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So as you can figure we didn’t win the contest,which by the way was a case of Sleeman’s Draught, but because we ‘took on the boys‘ so to speak, we were awarded a 6pack:) Not a bad day at all for saying yes….free burgers and beer! and lotsa laughs….

…….and that’s how We Broads eat’n’roll!

In Burgers We Trust,

Ms.D-Madame of The BroadHouse

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The Burger Broads BURGER BALL!

Eventbrite - BURGER BROADS Burger Ball Get all the Juicy details and Your Ticket Here

WANTED: 2 Burger Eating Males

WANTED: 2 Burger eating Boys from Toronto or the GTA
August 26th for a special vidisode. *Burger Boys’n’Boxers*

If you are MALE and love burgers this could be your chance to hang with a couple *Burger Broads* and eat a burger with them on the beach!!

The only catch is You wear the *Burger Broads* boxer shorts and nothing else.
This will be filmed.It’s what we do!

You will also need to sign a waiver.
Besides eating a free burger the boxer shorts (black) are yours to keep.. cuz’ what
would we do with them after?

If you are a food blogger,musician,actor,comedian or just a fun lovin’ guy who wants some exposure, this is your chance!
All sizes and all ages (18+yrs) are welcome to apply

Send us a picture and/or weblinks and short bio to burgerbroads(at)gmail.com.

You will be on the beach eating burgers with Burger Broad Sharon and Burger Broad Candy.
Don’t know who they are? you can see them here in this video.

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feel free to pass this on to those who may be interested. The gig is THIS Sunday!
Munch on Lovers!

Circusjo’s Society of Burgers

Hello Burgertonics!

I’ve taken it upon myself to devise the first ever Society of Burgers, conspicuously known as (SOB). A place of higher consciousness in terms of finding the true meaning of life thru burgers. As you know, I’ve been on a long and weary journey but it has taught me great things. From my notes from near and far, I now take you on another kind of journey, a journey of enlightenment and realization thru….The Book of Burgerology!

I have categorized, what i believe to be the 6 most common personality traits, based on the way we dress and luv our burgers.

How do you dress your burger? Are you one of these personalities?
Where do you fit in?

Read on and let us know where you squat. Or, do you think you have a personality type that isn’t on our curriculum yet, then let us know, if it’s a fit we’ll add it.

Join The Society! A Call to Arms….

The SOB needs your interaction! We want to know which personality type reigns supreme.  So, rally up the troops and get recruited! Leave us your email addy and we will send you an official SOB e-badge. This elite club is privy to meet -ups, eat-outs, burger challenges and gatherings hosted by the broads…..lucky you!! Summers just ahead and that means BBQ’s, Burgers, and Patios…get on board with the broads…you know you want to!

More from the Society….The Book of Beast Meats

The next interactive chapter of SOB…What’s your beast meat? I’ll take a look at the various types of beast meats such as beef, turkey, lamb burgers etc and the personality types who luv them!

Now lets see where you fit in!…….

The Book of Burgerality

The Nudist: The bare bones of burger personalities. Adds nothing, wants nothing.  They take naturalistic pleasures to the extreme; uninhibited to the exposed flavours of their manifesto meat sandwich. Usually found to be  intelligent and discerning but heavily lack imagination and creativity.

The Nerd: likes to play it safe by adding only one or two toppings to their beast-meat. They would luv to break out and explore more toppings but are painfully shy and may need much encouragement from others outside of their own group. Unfortunately, most in this group lack the balls needed to move past this stage. The Nerd’s best bet is to hook up with a Partier…trust me!

The Worker: This personality type plays it safe by only playing within the classic and basic toppings such as ketchup, mustard, lettuce etc. They are people of consistency and order. Their only adventurous play comes with mixing and matching the order of toppings, but it always ends up tasting the same. They relish in a life of uniformity and predictability and wouldn’t change it for nothing…..unless otherwise told to do so.

The Showoff: These attention craving hamburglars luv it hottt!..or think they do. With clenched cheeks and watery eyes they take no prisoners…because they can’t breath or see…and are most likely to disappear soon after a meal to a quieter and more comfortable private space so they can reflect on what they just did to themselves, then promise themselves that they won’t do that again, but they are helpless against their own egos. They are wannabe dare-devils who, if not careful, could easily crash & burn.

The Partier: they luv to take chances and will try anything at least once! They have no fear and luv to ketchup with what’s trending and new. They like to think of themselves as ‘out of the box thinkers’ and are very socially motivated. This personality type is somewhat outspoken and impulsive and sometimes could be confused with the Showoff. The Partier is carefree and loose minded, experiencing a lot in short bursts…. but forgetting most of it by morning.

The Extremist: the ‘no holds bar’ personality type. They are not only willing to try anything and everything, all the time, day or night, rain or shine…all you have to do is dare them… but they show no shame in combining items that would make the Nudists recoil in horror and make the Partiers look like amateurs. They live always on the toasted, crumbly edge of life and luv to grind it out with other like minded individuals, trying to always ‘up’ their game.

So there you have it! Don’t forget to leave your type with us and if you would like to be a member of the SOB Society, then you know what to do!

Circusjo..

*Broads Behind the Burgers* pt.1

On request from a  few of our  facebook fans  who wanted to know who some of  the Burger Broads were they had been seeing in previous burger eating videos I thought it time to do a little showcase and give them each  a spotlight about who each of them are when they are Not eating a burger.

Afterall, this burger eating business is more than just about burgers;)

These Broads are talented,funny,smart,witty and definitely not camera shy but definitely raw.organic.fresh and messy.They love the skin they’re  in. They are not Babes. They are not Barbies. They are Broads. Broads with a healthy sense of humor who can  be free, sassy,cheeky,bawdy ..even cheesy;) and they like to EAT! and did I mention? They love Burgers and everything about Burgers.

Welcome to the first in our Monthly Sunday Series of *BROADS BEHIND THE BURGERS*

Signed Ms D-Madame of The BroadHouse

Meet Jewel.

Known to her friends as ‘Jewelbug‘ she was discovered in a facebook group when I put it out there asking where good burger joints were in that part of town. She loves a good burger and can be quite opinionated on matters of such. She’s the Broad wearing the cowgirl hat in the ‘Holy Chuck Burgers’ video and The Burger Brats video and The Patty Shack

She’s a very busy gal! Jewel is a dog lover who works part time as a dog walker and  groomer. She’s also an award winning photographer from  weddings to Rock n’Roll and  being the exclusive band photographer for the Tea Party when they are in town. Next up, one of her pictures will be published in the Rolling Stones Magazine (Australia)

Besides all that, she loves to roadtrip and karaoke.

The Pub of all Pubs

Good day fellow burger Lovers.

Normally,we don’t post our  video reviews here in the blog  but we thought this place was very special and wanted to share it with you wherever you live on the planet.

As you may or may not know,we are based in Toronto,Canada and with the smorgasbord variety of burger places from grandma’s greasy spoon to gourmet burger joints we just can’t keep up with all the places that we get suggestions to do!

This place was extra special because this year marks their 25th Anniversary so they contacted us to come and sample their new burger menu and sample we did!

3 Broads and 6 Burgers.We picked our favorites and this video you are about to see will also be on their website at some point in the future.Cool!

A little bit about Paupers Pub:

Once upon a time what now is THE Pub to go to in the heart of The Annex, used to be a bank.(The Bank of Canada) This pub has been around for 25yrs and probably will be around another 25yrs, if not forever! With a rooftop patio,a piano bar and a street level patio too, they always have food and drink specials any given day of the week and it is a spot where creative,artistic types come to hangout and even do business.Famous actors (John Colicos) and not so famous actors also hang out here.We love Pubs! We love Paupers!
Patrick,who you will see in the video has worked at the Pub since the very beginning.He is a walking book of stories about the place,the patrons who frequent the friendly neighbourhood haunt and the area.He is one of the reasons that makes this place just that more extra special.
We hope you enjoy as much as we did.

Happy Penis Day! March 15th

As mentioned in a previous post..Besides the regular,traditional,’normal‘ Holidays if you will, It seems there is a “DAY” these days for everything and I mean everything! under the sun.

If you think it.It IS possible.

There’s Skipping Up & Down the Street Day( July 31st),

National Pie Day (Jan 23rd), National Hamburger Day,(May 28th) No Socks Day( May 8th) Embrace Your Geekness Day(July 13th) and the list of DAYS goes on and on with just too many to mention here

“Honen Matsuriand” (better known to us Western folk as Happy Penis Day) I found of interest as it is a day celebrated in Japan, a custom relating to  renewal and fertility.The festival’s main features are Shinto priests playing musical instruments, a parade of ceremonially garbed participants, all-you-can-drink sake, and a 280 kg (620 pound), 2.5 meter (96 inch)-long wooden phallus.

And then there’s  the American skewed version?

Steak & BJ Day (March 14)    but i digress,that’s tomorrow.

As i just said..if you think it.IT IS Possible, so I googled ‘Penis Shaped Burger‘  What would be the chances? Afterall, Penis is synonymous with weiners, hotdogs and  sausages.

I was disappointed. I did  NOT  find a single thing.

So, dear Lovers of Broads, I have no recipe or penis shaped burger pics to share with you but if you are male and so inclined to make your own and want to share it with a loved one here’s a fun and easy 1,2,3,4 ‘How To’

Happy Penis Day!

                                   THE PENIS BURGER

The 2012 Oscar Burger

This Broad is tickled pink,blue and raw to find and share a burger recipe with you that you can razzle and dazzle your guests with while throwing an Oscar themed party in your humble abode.

Rant,rave,hiss and cheer in celebration of the past year’s films and the Best Actors/Actresses and everything else in between all you want.Maybe some of you dress up in your Oscar best but this Broad will be wearing her almost worn out Forever Lazy while  putting bets on ‘The Artist‘ for sweeping The Academy Awards.

And of course,THIS RECIPE is by the one and only, famous Wolfgang Puck himself.

It’s a mini burger with aged cheddar cheese and Remoulade! I love mini burgers!

You’ll win the award for BEST CHEF with this recipe.

Enjoy your burgers! (please remember to share) and The Oscars.

Do you throw an Oscar theme party?  Which film do you have your bets on?

Which Best Actress  do you hope, do you think will win?

Glenn Close  –Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis  – The Help
Rooney Mara -The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep -The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams -My Week With Marilyn
As much as I am a Streep disciple or better  known as a Streeper, I think her performance for “The Iron Lady was old hat for her, meaning it wasn’t such a stretch for her to do.
Or is it…. that she’s just THAT brilliant!
Did ya know?
*Meryl Streep is the most nominated actress in history.
*She’s had 14 Oscar nominations so far for “Best Actress“, but has only won once, for “Sophie’s Choice”…and that was nearly 30 years ago!
*Believe it or not, she was a homecoming queen and cheerleader in highschool.
*When she is preparing for a role she listens to music.Classical music.
Ok.. maybe this IS her year. After all, Hollywood seems to be on a kick paying respect to the Broads of Yesteryear who are still around today.
( ie: Betty White and Mary Tyler Moore, to name a few)
…..And so they should! It’s about time! it’s much Better to be honored while you’re still alive, at your best  career-wise and in your personal life. Agree?
Have your say in the comments. We wanna know what you think!
“Let’s face it, we were all once 3-year-olds who stood in the middle of the living room and everybody thought we were so adorable.
Only some of us grow up and get paid for it.”
-Meryl Streep