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Rachael Ray scares us, er, announces again she plans to open a burger restaurant

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Rachael Ray scares us, er, announces again she plans to open a burger restaurant

Firegoat | Oct 8, 2008 07:20 PM

Well, she talked about it back in 2006, then it went away, but it is back again this week. Not sure if it is to get some media attention away from her throat surgery, or get more attention to her Burger Bash.... but her immediate threat of a burger joint it back in the news.

"Meat-lover Rachael Ray hasn't given up on her dream of opening up a hamburger pub in midtown. She's been talking about it for years now, but you really want to believe her (or stop her) when she tells the Post, "I'm going for a '60s back-in-the-day Rat Pack-y kind of hangout, and I want the bar to be really central [and] the burgers to become a very social thing. I want people to come to the bar to see beautiful proper martinis being made and to enjoy some sliders."
The subject came up as Ray was promoting Friday's Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash in DUMBO. She's hosting the event, which features sixteen chefs—including Tom Colicchio, David Burke, and Al Roker—competing for the title of city's best burger baron. But they're going to have their work cut out for them to impress Ray; she says, "I've always been partial to the Whopper - no mayonnaise, add mustard. In California, I love In-N-Out." Those are good burgers, Rachael."
http://gothamist.com/2008/10/08/racha...

Other than tourists and die-hard RR fans.... do you think anyone would eat there?

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