Shots of what? Find out below..
(John McCormick & I)
I was all too excited when John Mccormick, hairstylist to the stars, & Erin Short of The Hair Nerds, assembled a Post ISSE Hair Show Cheeseburger Date at Hamburger Mary’s in Long Beach. Knowing there would be a handful of top industry peeps at this date, I invited Celeste to join me. Since she is almost finished with cosmetology school, so I knew she would grab some great inspiration from the range of pros on this date!
(JoshXO, Russell Mayes, me, Randy Taylor & Douglas McCoy)
It was kinda awesome because as soon as we approached Hamburger Marys, a handful of the others rolled out of a cab. Some I had met before, but others that were Hairbrained.me friends, including founder Randy Taylor. Eeeek. #Stoked In fact, JoshXO interviewed me on CrossCheck TV a few months back but this was our first face to face meeting. #HesCool The Hair Nerds: Erin, Amanda & Carrie were also ready to get down on some burgers. So in rolls our group led by Douglas McCoy, super passionate Bumble stylist & House of Pop creator, to discover that our #’s were going to shut this restaurant down. A huge group beat us there to snag some tables and we weren’t even greeted by anyone. Drinks were grabbed at the bar and to be honest with you I couldn’t get the fact that a Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles was lurking right next door out of my mind. I did some simple math and realized we wouldn’t be served at Marys anytime tonight, so I rang up Roscoes and got the green light that they could make room for 12 of us within 20 minutes. #Amazing
When given the opportunity to get down on crispy hot fried chicken dipped in sweet hot maple syrup & delivered to my tongue on a fluffy bit of cinnamon waffle, the Cheeseburger would just have to wait. Sorry sweetheart!
Alicia & Peycey were the best servers we could want. They made all 12 of us feel like we were their only table, & trust me, we were not! I ate 3 crispy legs & a waffle dripping in syrup. It was to die for! I actually could have eaten double that, DON”T JUDGE ME, but I didn’t because of my red lipstick.
Celeste and I ready to inhale some chicken legs!
Let me ask you a question:
I interviewed some of the Cheeseburger Date #20 guests to give you the full spectrum of our food & evening. Here’s what they had to say-
What did Celeste think about flying the Hamburger Marys coup over to Roscoes? “It was like a slam dunk. I was so excited. There was almost zero customer service at Marys and then when I grabbed my own menu, I was unimpressed. It looked like a TGIFridays menu.” “I love Roscoe’s. It is probably 1 of my top 5 favs.”Plus she adds “It was cool to sit next to Douglas Mccoy, since he is a huge supporter of all things p!ay hair lounge on Facebook and the other social sites that I manage.” “I was also thrilled to meet The Hair Nerds & a student that they were mentoring, Heather. I was lucky to have a cool opportunity to hang with these experienced professionals who have the same hair passion that I do.”
JoshXO recalls”Every bite was like staring into the face of your creator and having him tell you,”YOU ARE MY GREATEST CREATION!”
Russell adds “Chicken reminded me of grandma’s when I would visit Greenville Kentucky. Well, with it watching her butcher the chicken. Haha. After finishing I felt like I was Jabba the Hutt. But much happier!”
John’s thoughts- “As usual, the smart hairdressers found a place with cheap booze and then sniffed out fabulous food next door. It’s been years (ok, since high school) since I’ve had a succulent breast and it nearly changed me.”
Erin Short of The Hair Nerds recalls her fear when she saw the night taking a turn…
“Since June I have been obsessively stalking Brig’s “Attack of the Cheeseburger” blog… I know that buns are important to her and she likes a hearty size burger with a nice pile of fries. Let’s just say my knowledge of Brig’s cheeseburger preferences is out of control (Some might even say it is even unhealthy!). At first, I felt panic beginning to overtake me when I heard our cheeseburger date was turning into a chicken date. However, being a “glass half full” kinda girl.. I thought -Score! We are going on the first chicken and waffles date!” How about the food, Erin?
"It tasted incredible! It was like my Grammy’s fried chicken and gravy… I would say I am a bit of a gravy connoisseur as I am from Texas. Also, it occurred to me as I drenched my crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside waffle in syrup that I had never actually eaten a waffle. How is it I just turned 30 and this delicious concoction has never graced my plate?! (For the record, Erin failed to clean off her plate, but I won’t discount her for that..
“At one point during the meal, JoshXO looked at me and said “This is the most fun I have had at a show in a really long time..”. Thinking over the weekend and sitting at this table surrounded by my favorite people in the world, hairdressers… I realized it had been an exceptional weekend. We could have gone on a Liver and Onions date and I wouldn’t have complained because we all shared it together.” said Erin.
Carrie Bailon- MacDonald (The Hair Nerds) felt “like a fatty!” after finishing her chicken & waffles.
“As I sat there stuffing my face with Brig, Josh XO, Russell Mayes, Douglas McCoy and John McCormick, I felt pretty lucky to share my first Roscoe experience with such bad ass company!”
Amanda & Carrie- HUNGRY!
What a wonderful experience!
(Brent Hardgrave even made a cameo at our date! Back center)
The Hair Nerds & I (Amanda, Carrie & Erin, post chicken)
Until next time, don’t forget to vote on my question above & follow my blog! I promise more #FoodPorn soon! :) plumply yours, Brig
P.S. Erin Short, I owe you a actual “Cheeseburger Date”! Hit me up next time you are in So.Cali…