2006_06_wtbview.jpgAfter the great success of our last food event, Gothamist has teamed up with the folks at A Hamburger Today for another event. With warmer weather in the air and grilled meat on our minds, the event will be at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City. Sand, a great view of Manhattan, and burgers - how can you go wrong? The event, which takes place on Saturday, June 24th from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., has been dubbed as the QBQ BBQ Burger Bash at Water Taxi Beach (Quality Before Quantity), tickets are priced at either $9 or $16.

And if the lure of freshly grilled meat wasn't enough, there will be a screening of Hamburger America at the event. Chef Harry Hawk of Schnack will have several varieties of burgers including an interpretative homage to burgers around the nation including The Guber Burger (1/4 lb burger with melted peanut butter), The Butter Burger (1/4 lb burger topped with butter), The Green Chile Burger (1/4 lb burger topped with...green chilies), and The Motz Burger (1/4 lb burger topped with Schnack Sauce). Also on the menu is the Elk Burger with meat freshly delivered from Idaho. The $9 ticket includes any two burgers and the $16 ticket includes any four burgers. Harry's will also have his regular menu available. It should be noted that having a ticket is substantially cheaper than buying the food a la cart and those without tickets may not be able to try every burger.

Gothamist-A Hamburger Today QBQ BBQ
When: 6 p.m., Saturday, June 24
Where: Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City, Queens (closest address is 2-03 Borden Ave
Getting There: Water Taxis depart from E. 34th Street in midtown Manhattan on a varied schedule (visit www.nywatertaxi.com). Subway riders should take the #7 train to Vernon Avenue/Jackson. Walk along Vernon Avenue to Borden Avenue, turn right. Look for signs for Water Taxi Beach. For more travel options, visit the beach's site.
Cost: $9 for any two burgers; $16 for any four burgers
Getting Tickets: You can purchase tickets directly from ticketweb. You can also buy burgers without tickets, but ticketholders get first dibs.

The event is rain or shine as we've also got the tent reserved for the Burger Bash.