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National Hamburger Month

Gee, I could not let this month go by without a story about one of the finest hamburger cooks on the planet during the 50s, 60s & yes, even the 70s. He was right here in good ol' Pipe Creek, Texas. His name was Earl White Sr., owner and operator of Earl White's Cafe.
Even after all these years, I hear of folks living in San Antonio who made the trip to Earl White's Cafe for the best hamburger they had ever eaten.
I can also attest to the fact that they were the best! I usually had mine with just lettuce and mayonnaise. And of course I had golden fries with it, too. I actually grew up eating those wonderful burgers here in Pipe Creek!
My Dad passed away in 1977 and I haven't had a hamburger like his since. I have eaten a many a burger since Dad passed, but none as good as his.
I use to love those Popeye cartoons with Wimpy in them enjoying hamburger after hamburger. The fellow always had one either in his hand, or near by. He is the perfect symbol of National Hamburger Month, Day or Year!
I was watching Great Day SA the other day on KENS TV and they had a representative from the Texas Land & Cattle restaurant. They offer $5 Specialty Burgers every Monday. The location nearest us is at I-10 and Wurzbach Road. You can google other locations that might be best for you if you are interested in finding them. I am looking forward to visiting their place of business some day soon.
Here's a heads up about an upcoming parade in Bandera. The 2015 Memorial Parade will be on Saturday, May 23. The very special parade kicks off at 11 am. Now you have plenty of time to mark you calendar!