Last August, we gave Mother’s Federal Hill Grille a Best of Baltimore nod for its pub fare, citing its artery-clogging but absolutely delicious Heart Attack on a Plate. (It’s quite the burger: beer-battered, stuffed with cheddar, and deep-fried.) Then, earlier this year, FoodNetwork.com picked up on the Baltimore burger for its U.S. roundup.
Now, the Federal Hill restaurant is getting more national exposure. At 8:30 a.m. on Thursday (July 9), Adam Rather, chef/co-owner of Mother’s, will be cooking the Heart Attack on NBC’s Today show. He’ll be making the burger outside on Rockefeller Plaza with chefs from Texas and New Jersey, who will be whipping up their Food Network picks.
Of course, everyone at Mother’s is pretty excited about the TV appearance. I talked to Dave Rather, the other co-owner and Adam’s brother, on the phone this morning. He said the burger has been selling like crazy and there will be a T-shirt in its honor. He’s going with Adam to New York as his "talent manager."
To prepare yourself for the morning show, check out the hilarious YouTube video of a guy eating two Heart Attack burgers, which evidently had never been done before.
Only in Baltimore. How cool.