In this issue...
- Enter the O'Quigley's Burger Wars (plus some hamburger history)
- Catering Your Every Need
In honor of May, national Burger Month, the second annual Burger Wars is getting ready to heat up and you can join the fray if'n you dare.
- Enter by filling out a form at O'Quigley's or send an email to Paddy@paddyoquigleys.com and let us know - be descriptive to make sure we get it right.
- Deadline: entries have to be received by April 25th
- Selected entries will be on our Burger War menu - the top-selling burger in May will go on our menu with naming rights (within reason) and other prizes for its creator
- This year, like last year, a portion of the proceeds of all burgers sold during May will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And that applies to ALL burgers, not just those that's in the fight!
So if you wanna know a bit more about last year's winner, the Who's Your Paddy burger, here's a description from the winner hisself, Tim Carrigan. "Start with a seasoned 10 oz burger, grilled to order, and top it with grilled onions and mushrooms. Then add two slices of cheddar, crisp bacon, and top it all off with a fried egg. Bring an appetite and a couple extra napkins." It bested the other competitors that featured jalapeno poppers on one, another was stuffed with our signature Corned Beef inside, yet another was piled up with pulled pork and homemade onion straws, while the last one had a bit of a Southwest flair complete with salsa and avocado, among other delights.
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Now - no one is quite certain where or when the modern day hamburger was invented, but it seems to have originated as a portable version of the Hamburg Steak - a ground beef patty popular in Europe and America around the turn of the century. 'Tis true that it was a German, Karl Drais, who invented the meat grinder and so it stands to reason that the Hamburg Steak came from his neck of the woods.
But us Americans took it one step further, and while there are different opinions on who first done it, it was definitely here in the U.S. where someone thought to slip it between two halves of a bun to make it a bit more portable.
Catering Your Every Need
This time of year brings planning for graduations, family reunions, golf outings and more. So when your special event or occasion comes about, please consider Shamrock Catering.
Built upon Paddy O’Quigley’s signature approach that embraces the Irish tradition of bringing family and friends together, Shamrock Catering allows us to bring our warmth, wit, and fantastic fare to events well beyond our four walls.
‘Tis no party too small
That Shamrock will not cater
Fine fare and drink for all
And friendship now and later
Some recent clients have shared the following with us and so we would like to share with you:
"Fantastic! thank you so much for working with me to create our own special menu"
"We wanted you back this year because everyone who was part of our event in the past insisted on it. Everything was great as always."
From weddings to barbecues, from corporate events to box lunches, we have a menu and ideas that go well beyond our restaurant menu. We can even cater on-site parties at Paddy O’Quigley’s, inside or out on the award-winning patio. We have numerous options for any occasion and a menu that goes far beyond what you find on Paddy O’Quigley’s menu. Let Judy Intfen, our Catering Director, come up with the perfect selections for you. Judy has over 25 years of experience helping to make special events even more special. And she is just a phone call away: 913-601-3511.
~~~~~ Final Words for All of You, Our Beloved Family n' Friends ~~~~~
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be right with you