Ode to the Hamburger

I agree with Lew’s assessment of the hamburger, although its best-known defender had to be Popeye’s friend, Wimpy, who did little else in those strips than eat and extol the virtues of the burger. Still, whenever I think of hamburgers, I am reminded of my law school days in Chicago. One of the best-known hamburger chains in that city had a long-standing pricing policy that read: “12 cents each, 8 for $1.00.”


12:55 pm on June 19, 2005