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Burgers and Bourbon T-Shirt

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Like burgers? Check. Like bourbon? Check. Like wearing cool t-shirts while grilling some hamburgers or just enjoying them with your favorite pour? Then we've got the tasty tee for you -- or for your favorite whiskey drinker.

Burgers and America's whiskey -- it doesn't get any more American than that.

Where and when the hamburger was first made is ambiguous, with the similar-type myths and legends about bourbon. One claim is Louis' Lunch in New Haven, CT is the birthplace of the "hamburger sandwich," first made in 1900, when the place was still a lunch wagon, after a customer asked for something "to-go." One hundred and twenty years later, that hamburger sandwich is still the centerpiece on the menu, still made with toast instead of a bun. They are still made on cast-iron grills from the late 1800s. Legend has it that the sandwich was unnamed until rowdy sailors from Hamburg, Germany named it after themselves.

Of course, this leads to the stories that the burger was created in Germany. White Castle makes this claim, that Otto Kuase invented it, a beef patty cooked with butter and covered with a fried egg. German sailors once again make an appearance in the legend by supposedly getting rid of the egg part.

But today the burger is perhaps the most American of foods. Following World War I, White Castle started making their iconic small burgers, aka sliders. Bob Wian invented the double-decker Big Boy in 1936, expanding into a national chain. Ray Kroc took a unique "Speedee Service System" of the McDonald's brothers' in San Bernardino, CA, and built in into a worldwide empire, with the Big Mac. Now there's Burger King, Jack in the Box, Carl's Junior, Wendy's, Tommys, Sonic... Meanwhile, others have distinguished themselves with claims on being the best: In and Out Burger, Shake Shack, Five Guys, Smashburger...

Here's Mashable's ranking of American burger chains. Do you agree with their list?

Peter Lugar's in New York, the steakhouse dating back to the 19th century, put a burger on its lunch menu in 1990, made from the prime beef of their dry-aged steaks. In fact, just like bourbon, there are countless recipes. 

Then there's the Fleurburger 5000 at the Fleur restaurant in Las Vegas, inside the Mandalay Bay Casino. The cost: $5,000. What the heck is in a $5k burger, you ask? Wagyu beef patty topped with foie gras and truffles.  And you get a bottle of one of the most prized wine, 1995 Chateau Petrus -- that's really the expensive part. There is no word on whether the venue would consider substituting a Pappy Van Winkle.

Writing this page has made us hungry. Time to put on this tee and fire up the grill!

The T-shirt

Our tees are the highest quality you will find. 100% combed and ring-spun cotton by Bella Canvas, a USA-based company. Feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and very flattering for both men and women.

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• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Heather Prism colors are 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping

Size guide

Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 16 ½ 18 20 22 24 26 28 30