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Published:August 22nd, 2011 11:18 EST

The National Hamburger Festival: Heaven On Earth

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The National Hamburger Festival in Akron, Ohio, was the place to be this weekend to get a taste of a deep-fried cheeseburger, event officials said."


All anyone has to do to put me into a trance is utter the magical phrase "deep-fried cheeseburger." Those marvelous words conjure up memories of good food and good fun. You can have your manna and filet mignon, give me a juicy and greasy cheeseburger and I`m in 7th heaven.


There was a "bobbing for burgers" attraction at the National Hamburger Festival, an event where folks bob for burgers in a kiddie pool filled with ketchup. I`d rather bob for burgers than pan for gold in a river that contains more gold than Fort Knox.

You may gain a few pounds if you attend the National Hamburger Festival, but you only live once!

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