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Magic Words: FREE FOOD, FREE BEER Tonight at Whiskey Burger’s Grand Opening

The classic Whiskey Burger with cheese fries (Photo: Whiskey Burger)

The classic Whiskey Burger with cheese fries (Photo: Whiskey Burger)

Whiskey Burger serves exactly what you’d expect– whiskeys and burgers– and at the Greenpoint restaurant’s grand opening tonight, they can be yours for freeeeeee.

That’s right, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., they’ll be giving away the store. Come early and sip a Paloma or a Pickett’s Mule (Icelandic vodka, ginger beer and lime juice) while stuffing your face with quarter-sized bites of the house burger, boldly named The Whiskey Burger. “It’s an angus burger with cheddar cheese, fried bacon and shallots, served in a brioche bun with a whiskey-infused barbecue sauce,” says chef Richard Krause, who’s done time at Casimir & Co. and Cafe Luxembourg. According to a poster, there’ll also be free salmon burgers, mac and cheese, nachos, grilled cheese, and banana bread pudding.

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Kings County Distillery Scored a Book Deal With the Help of Some Whiskey-Soused Skeletons

(Photo courtesy of Valery Rizzo)

(Photo courtesy of Valery Rizzo)

While researching the book that was published last year as A Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey, Kings County Distillery founder Colin Spoelman found himself delving into the colorful history of NYC distilling. Digging deeper, he found the bones of truth beneath embellished tales of dastardly Kentucky bootleggers, as well as the real bones of actual distillers: Greenwood cemetery, it turns out, was founded by the son of Hezekiah Pierrepont—a big man in 19th century Brooklyn’s thriving distillery scene who is buried in the cemetery—and many expired distillers lie beneath the manicured lawns.
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