Woke up today ready for the El Reno Burger Day Festival. After a visit to the hotel gym and a banana I took the short 30 mile drive to the heart of burger country. The festival shut down all of downtown El Reno an included a classic car show, multiple stages, burgers, and more. I was there to sign books and the festival had set up a tent for me and a local bookseller. I signed over 100 books and met a lot of great burger lovers. Our tent was downwind of the 800 pound onion-fried burger the festival cooks up each year and hands out free to waiting festival goers. After the signing, the guys from the bookstore joined me and friend Tom Palmore at Sid's Diner. Marty Hall was at the griddle feverishly cranking out perfect onion-fried burgers and could barely turn around for hellos. At the counter we were treated to some of the best burgers and coneys in the land. I did not however get to have my favorite shake in America - Sid's peanut butter chocolate milkshake.
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