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article imageIron horse bar kicks off Independence Day the right way Special

By Richard A. Heaton     Jul 4, 2013 in Food
New York - Iron Horse Bar, located in Downtown Manhattan, cooks up hot dogs and hamburgers for hundreds of Independence Day wanderers.
There could not have been a better way to kick off Independence Day festivities than free hot dogs and hamburgers. Starting at noon, The Iron Horse Bar, located just blocks from the World Trade Center celebrated our 237th birthday with its 4th annual 4th of July Pig Roast and Block Party.
This is the pig that was being roasted for the raffle.
This is the pig that was being roasted for the raffle.
The event, hosted in front of the bar on Cliff Street took place in order to benefit the Wounded Warrior project, a group dedicated to aid wounded service members.
The party began with just a handful of visitors taking photos of a pig being roasted as part of a raffle to take place later in the day. The crowd had then multiplied to a point where more than a hundred hungry passerby waited in line to get their hands on a free lunch.
In addition to the main course of hot dogs and hamburgers, sides such as potato and macaroni salad were included, and drinks were offered for a price. A portion of the beverage sales, as well as raffle tickets and donations were the source of funds that were
Pier 17 on a beautiful Fourth of July
Pier 17 on a beautiful Fourth of July
donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Later in the day, as the sun began to dip behind the buildings and New York readied itself for fireworks, the roasted pig was raffled off to those lucky individuals who had bought the five dollar raffle ticket.
In addition, games were set up for everybody to play as they enjoyed the glorious afternoon. Next year, the roast will be even bigger and better.
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