Move over, Wahlburger… Whoopi’s bringing the beef to Tokyo!
I only just discovered this little hole-in-the-wall burger joint that’s been operating in Shibuya for the last three years…
W.P.G.B. = Whoopi Goldburger, which is the name of the restaurant and also their namesake cheeseburger…
Once you get past the corny name and funny wall doodles that greet you as you enter, you’ll find out the burgers in this place are definitely no joke!
Only 12 people can squeeze around the narrow counter that frames the kitchen and bar…
While the menu is all in Japanese, the burger illustrations make it pretty clear what’s on each one…
I went with the Kevin Bacon Burger…
Which is a Whoopi Goldburger (cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, special sauce) topped with… you guessed it… bacon!
All their bacon is made in-house and smoked, and it is pretty damn delicious, I must say!
Truth be told, this was a pretty fantastic burger! The peppery seasonings they use in the beef patty, the super fresh vegetables, the lightly grilled onions and the tangy mustard-based sauce all came together for one of my favorite burger eating experiences in Tokyo in recent memory!
And the puns on buns don’t stop at Whoopi and Kevin either. Next time I go, and there will DEFINITELY be a next time, I want to try the Steven Soderburger, topped with chili, or the Charlotte Gainsburger, which is a triple patty cheeseburger.
Whoopi’s won an Academy Award, Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Tony Award… and now finally she can add “Burger Joint” to her list of proudest accomplishments!
not here for y'all singing to the heavens about how beautiful Lupita’s skin tone is then turning around and shitting on Gabourey Sidibe or Rachel Jeantel or Whoopi Goldburg or whomever for THEIR skin tone.
if you only like dark skin when it’s on a thin, “properly feminine” body then you don’t like dark skin.
I don't know. That I was sorry. That I will never know what it was like to be her. But I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. You hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside.
I just had a thought: If Whoopie Goldburg was way younger, she would have made a great Susannah Dean/Odetta Holmes/Detta Walker in The Dark Tower movie. Seems a little out there, but really think about it for a second and then, send me your thoughts?
Okay, so my last Follow Forever was really bad, (and I’ve lost contact or have been unfollowed/have unfollowed about half of the people on the last one) and I’m about to hit 4k, so let’s try this again, shall we? :]