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Ride to Eat: Tuesday Night Supper Club – Burgerology

Ride to Eat: Tuesday Night Supper Club – Burgerology

Burgerology – My Favorite Degree!

On Tuesday nights, I try to meet up with friends to get out and get some air on the bikes. This usually involves a little riding, a little eating, lots of laughing and shit-talking. Burgerology in Huntington was a perfect fit.

yamaha fz07 in huntington new york

Here on Long Island, we have tons of places that now offer outside dining. It’s unfortunate that it took a pandemic to push us in this direction, but I’m happy we’re here. We’ve been sorely lacking a thriving outdoor cafe culture for far too long.

Burgerology now offers sidewalk seating!

burgerology huntington new york

Now, I’m not usually one for posting food photos (donuts don’t count) but this mac & cheese bacon burger on a pretzel bun with truffle fries was really good and I thought you should know about it ๐Ÿ™‚

burgerology mac and cheese burger huntington new york

The burger was so good in fact, that when I spotted it on the menu and said so out loud, someone immediately copied me and ordered the same thing.

As is my right by the ancient laws of restaurant dining, I made sure to tell the waiter that I saw it first and that I was indeed being copied. The waiter, caring deeply with every fiber in his soul, looked at me sympathetically. Or, it might have been the look of who gives a shit? It was dark out.

baby yoda mural in huntington new york

As if the Mac & Cheese burger weren’t enough of a reason to hit this place up ~ on the back-side of the Burgerology building, there is a knockout mural painted by Andaluz the Artist, featuring Baby Yoda holding a cheeseburger. Does it get any better than this?

Amazing food, great artwork and a ride on your motorcycle? A win all the way around!

baby yoda burgerology yamaha fz07 in huntington

Not only did my order get copied, but this guy cockblocked my photo opportunity! Man, with friends like this… ๐Ÿ˜€

Incredible Pokemon Mural – Huntington, New York

Incredible Pokemon Mural – Huntington, New York

Pokemon mural in huntington new york by Andaluz the artist

Where on Long Island is the Pokemon Wall?

You can find the Pokemon Wall painted by Andaluz the Artist in the town of Huntington at: 231 Broadway, Huntington, NY 11743

On Wednesday night, the weather was absolutely perfect for riding. I met up with Brian and we rode our fraternal twinsie FZ07’s out to the town of Huntington, here on Long Island. I wanted to finally see the Pokemon wall mural that is painted on the side of a building in the Greenlawn area.

A pair of Yamaha FZ07s in front of the Pokemon Mural in Huntington, New York

Unfortunately, we didn’t make it before the sun went down so we weren’t able to see everything in its vibrant, full-color glory. It was also a challenge to snap photos of the whole piece in the dark with the floodlight on the side of the building shining so brightly.

But, making lemonade out of lemons ~ the dark of night provided its own sense of drama.

And now that I know where the Pokemon wall mural is, swinging by in the daylight will be easy-peasy. I’m definitely going to do that!

Yamaha FZ07s and Pokemon Mural

The mural is so packed with characters to look at! It provided a wonderfully dramatic photo backdrop for our wee FZs.

The Pokemon Wall

The wall mural was painted in 2016 at the height of the Pokemon Go craze by local artist Andaluz the Artist. You can see his work all over the island, and especially around the town of Huntington.

Yamaha FZ07 at Pokemon Mural in Huntington

Pretty cool, right?!

I think this piece is definitely one of Long Island’s great roadside attractions.

Want to See the Pokemon Mural For Yourself?

Andaluz the Artist
#pokemonwall
231 Broadway, Huntington, NY 11743
Google Maps

Photo: Coca-Cola Ghost Sign – Richmond, Virginia

Photo: Coca-Cola Ghost Sign – Richmond, Virginia

Coca-Cola ghost sign on E. Main Street in Richmond, Virginia

The city of Richmond, Virginia is one of Americaโ€™s oldest cities. It is home to an incredibly large variety of modern street art. There are tons of beautiful murals peppered around the city, thanks to the Richmond Mural Project.

And as an old city that has been densely populated and rich in industrial history, it is ripe with advertising ghost signs on its, in some cases, centuries-old buildings. You could spend days exploring and documenting what the city has to offer.

Alas, in the early autumn of 2018, I was just riding through town on my way south. But, I did manage to snap a few photos along the way, like this one – a lovely Coca-Cola fade paired with a modern portrait mural on my way out.

There is something particularly sweet about stumbling across things that you love versus seeking them out. It’s like uncovering a treasure.

Coca-Cola Ghost Ad Location:
2100 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223
(on the side of Whisk Bakery)
Google Maps

International Banana Museum Proves Slippery

International Banana Museum Proves Slippery

International banana Museum Sign

Twice. TWICE! That’s how many times I’ve stopped at the World Famous International Banana Museum in Mecca, California only to find it closed.

International Banana Museum - Mecca California - Building front

In January of 2020, once again my chance to go inside and peruse mountains of banana-themed wares slipped through my fingers. My only option was to slip around the side of the building to see if there was anything… appealing… to look at.

International Banana Museum Restrooms Banana Toilet Mural

And while not being able to run my fingers across DIY knitted banana cozies was disappointing, seeing the magnificent artwork painted on the outdoor restrooms was a consolation.

international banana museum restroom murals

It wasn’t until that very moment that I realized how healing a newspaper reading banana with fart-lines sitting on a toilet would be to my tired soul. But, it was.

It is.

Look at how happy that guy is. We could all learn a thing or two from him.

banana on a toilet mural

After snapping these photos, I… split.

banana mural on international banana museum in california

Until we meet again AGAIN, International Banana Museum. Hopefully the third time will be a charm.

International Banana Museum
98775 CA-111
Mecca, CA 92254

The Harley-Davidson Tradition Mural – York, Pennsylvania

The Harley-Davidson Tradition Mural – York, Pennsylvania

the harley-davidson tradition mural in york, pa

The Harley-Davidson Tradition

York, Pennsylvania is home to many wonderful murals scattered around the city. One, in particular, caught my eye. The mural is called The Harley-Davidson Tradition and was painted by Michael Svob in 1996.

As you can imagine any public art related to motorcycling tugs at my heartstrings. After discovering it somewhere on the internet, I immediately pinned the location of the mural on to my huge Google map of things to see in hopes that one day I would do just that.

York has been home to a Harley-Davidson plant since 1973. The plant offers tours on which visitors can get a glimpse of the assembly and manufacturing process.

In 1973, Harley-Davidson moved its final assembly plant to the York area, transforming a factory that had made bombs and bowling balls into the birthing room for an American icon. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton visited the plant while they were in office, as do tens of thousands of tourists each year. Many of them also make a pilgrimage to the Harley mural.

History in the Painting: The Murals of York Bring 250 Years of American Stories to Colorful Life

If you’d like to visit The Harley-Davidson Tradition mural, this Google Map link will help you find your way:
https://goo.gl/maps/v2EWPjZpXby

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