ramen burger ontology--OT

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Tue Aug 6 21:08:57 UTC 2013

I doubt that it will catch on, but the most amazing item in the restaurant newly opened in the building that also houses my English office, is
The Lone Ranger: Brisket, grilled onions, provolone cheese and chipotle mayo
What this misses is that it's enclosed between two remarkable potato pancakes. Technically a sandwich, I guess...


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> Apparently, the cronut has been displaced as the latest
> foodie/hipster
> top food love. The new items is Ramen Burger
> http://goo.gl/xyCXJc

> I don't think this has much ADS-L impact in itself, but there is a
> slight twist.

> Burger naming semantics allows for several variations in naming
> conventions.

> 1) Main ingredient burger: Angus beef burger; buffalo burger; ostrich
> burger; mushroom burger; brat burger; Wagyu burger; Veggieburger;
> salmon
> burger
> 2) Adjunct ingredient burger: Cheeseburger; bacon burger, chipotle
> burger, ranch burger, etc. (mushroom burger can also be named for
> mushroom topping on the burger rather than a vegetarian burger made
> from
> ground up mushrooms and grains)
> 3) Style burger: Mexican burger; Hawaiian burger, California burger.
> spicy burger
> 4) Target profile burger: Vegetarian burger, lo-fat burger; kiddie
> burger, hungry-man burger, cowboy burger (this is a fairly short
> list)
> 5) Size burger: Mini-burger; double burger (another short list)
> 6) Wrapper starch burger: Pretzel burger, Brioche burger, Ramen
> burger,
> tamale burger, bagel burger

> Other foods (e.g., hot dogs) often allow for similar variability, but
> rarely quite as broad as is the case with burgers. You can also have
> combinations, such as the Wisconsin mustard-and-brat pretzel burger.
> And, of course, you can have random names just taken out of a hat:
> e,g,,
> Elliot Ness burger.

> VS-)

> PS: None of the lists above are meant to be exhaustive.

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