Friday, February 1, 2008

Yankee Doodle Closes

I'm still a bit stunned by the news that the beloved hamburger counter Yankee Doodle in New Haven has suddenly closed. Basically, without warning, 3rd generation burgerman Rick Beckwith decided that this past Tuesday the griddle at his grandfather's coffee shop would shut down for good. No more Double Doodles, no more fried donuts. No place (other than Louis' Lunch of course) to belly up and order a classic burger near Yale. As fate would have it, The Doodle is featured in my upcoming book as one of the most important hamburger spots in America. Rick - Do ya think you could give it one more shot?

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