Friday, October 07, 2005

Burger Eating Contest, Oct 14th, 227 4th Ave Brooklyn NY 8pm

Announcement: Burger Eating Contest, Oct 14th, 227 4th Ave Brooklyn NY 8pm

Schnack Restaurant is proud to announce our 1st FALL hamburger eating contest. The contest is sponsored by Schnack and the Brooklyn Lyceum. Master of Ceremonies will be independent filmmaker and hamburger documentarian, George Motz. Additional sponsors include: NY Water Taxi and Water Taxi Beach, Jever Pilsener Beer.

The winner will be the person who eats the most burgers in 8 minutes.

Photographs are available of our tiny 1.5 oz burger.

Real New York City food for Real People!

Potential contestants should contact Harry Hawk, via email

Our rules are simple:

1) No deconstructing of the burger and/or bun.

2) Swallowing without sufficient chewing is grounds for disqualification (based solely on the judges' determination).

4) The contest is open to any person 18 years or older, in good health, who is not affiliated with Schnack or any of the sponsors or competitors.

5) Contestants and winner agree to allow use of their likeness in advertising and promotion before, during and after the contest.

6) Contestants 21 years or older can wash down their burgers with a cold mug of Jever Pilsener beer during or after the contest.

The Burger

George Motz rates the Schnack burger one of the top four in NYC. He isn't the only one who likes it.. Our tiny, tasty, and juicy little burger is perfect by itself or 3 or 4 at a time.

The Prize:

The winner will receive prizes from Schnack, The Brooklyn Lyceum, Jever Pilsener Beer, and New York Water Taxi / Water Taxi Beach. Schnack $100 Gift Certificate, 4 free tickets to a musical or stage event, a Hamburger America T-Shirt (size XXL), New York Water Taxi / Water Taxi Beach (a L or XL shirt and a free 2 hour party for 6 people during the 2006 season., Jever Pilsener gift (TBA).

Hamburger America

Following the event, George Motz will screen his documentary Hamburger America, "A documentary about some of the best burgers in America and the people behind them."
George will also answer questions following the screening. Signed copies of Hamburger America will be available for sale.

Schnack and the Brooklyn Lyceum

Schnack is open at the Brooklyn Lyceum 7 days a week. By Oct 7th it will be open for breakfast and dinner. It will be open until 2am or later. Breakfast is from 7am to Noon. Weekend Brunch hours are TBD.


227 4th Ave. Brooklyn NY 11231


Main Media contact
Schnack is a joint venture between Harry Hawk, Alan Harding, and Jim Mamary founded in 2003 and located at 122 Union St., Brooklyn NY , 718 855 2879 serving food 7 days from 11am to 1am, closing at 2am. Contact Harry.

Our second Schnack is now open located at 227 4th Ave at the Brooklyn Lyceum.

ERIC RICHMOND has been a fan of Brooklyn history since he first appeared on
3rd Place in Carroll Gardens in 1988. The more he looked, the more he
learned and the more he respected the talents, drive, and vision of those
that built a city into a national powerhouse of business, art, sports,
culture, and industry.

The Brooklyn Lyceum (a.k.a. Public Bath #7) is his contribution to polishing
up that historical luster.