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Apr 25, 2013 05:11 AM

Hubcap is now spinning.

Tried Hubcap last nite- remember it JUST opened- still a work in progress. Neither fair nor accurate to draw conclusions at this point. I had the Hubcap burger, the gravy fries and a blonde beer. Mr12 had the Hubcap burger, plain.

Normally, I hate TVs in dining rooms and bars. But they were showing a fairly obscure yet important film by Steve Mcqueen called Le Mans. Released in 1971 (I was a wee lad) it features great footage of the 1970 24 hours race. Really well-shot, and tragically unsuccessful, it was on the coat tails of one on the best motorsports movies ever made, director John Frankenheimer's Gran Prix. Gran Prix was a directorial masterpiece, using film technique we now use everyday with tiny GoPro cameras one can purchase at the local skate shop. Frankenheimer, however, had to make those shots with enormous motion picture cameras. Tight shots of pedal controls, POV shots from within the cockpit etc. Frankenheimer much later directed the spy thriller Ronin- another enjoyable film with great action and, in my opinion, the best car chase scene ever filmed. Yes, better than Bullit. And no CGI.

Mcqueen's LeMans was a good film, but at best, an homage to Frankheimer's. The plot lines on both are pretty silly, and during our meal we enjoyed watching the film without sound.

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    1. Forgive him, as he rides a KTM, and sets a higher standard for himself. :)

      1. Definitely making the burgers sound tasty.

        1. Moar! Exegesis! Go, man, go! Talk to me about Duel!


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          1. re: SaltyRaisins


            Movie still haunts me. Something about the dashboard mounted fan.

          2. What about the burger, angus? size? thick? thin? cooked on a flat top? Cooked to order?? More please!

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            1. re: cstr

              The burgers are some sort of grass-fed all natural beef, reasonably thick (at least 1/3-1/2 lb) no grill marks, cooked med rare to rare on a sesame seed bun that I believe comes from Sadie Rose. They use something they call fluffy cheese that is a mix of cheddar and bleu. I thought the bun was delicious, as were the house-made pickles.

              1. re: Fake Name

                So, can one infer that while the bun and pickles were delicious the meat and cheese are still a work in progress?

                1. re: DiningDiva

                  I think Fakey is practicing the Golden Rule.