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Cambridge eatery unveils Kagan burger

Posted by Your Town  May 19, 2010 05:58 PM

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File under: Only in Cambridge. A burger joint has decided to name its latest offering the Elena Kagan Burger, in honor of the former Harvard Law School dean who has been nominated to the Supreme Court.

"It has a liberal amount of salsa, grilled pineapple, because of the Obama connection – she’s cozy with Barack and he’s from Hawaii – and it comes with onion rings,” said Billy Bartley, general manager of Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers, which is located across the street from Harvard Yard.

The Elena Kagan Burger was placed on the menu last week for two reasons, Bartley said.

“One: For the attention, so I can make money,” he said. “Two: I thought the coziness [between] her and Barack was inappropriate, but what do I know? I thought a Supreme Court justice should be further from the president than she is.”

The burger will be available for $9.99 as long as it “stirs the pot,” Bartley said, “whether that’s another day or another 100 days.”

What other burgers with famous names are available at Mr. Bartley's? Check them out here.

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