Monday, October 22, 2018

New York City Sports Bar To Name Burger In Honor Of NESN's John Martin

John Martin
Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant—right across the street from the Empire State Building—is renowned as one of the best sports bars in America. Dubbed the "Irish Bar with a Baseball Attitude" it is the definitive place to watch an event like the World Series (even if the Red Sox are in it). Foley's owner Shaun Casey has announced that the restaurant will be naming a special burger in honor of late NESN cameraman John Martin, who recently passed away after a long struggle with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). The John Martin Burger will be stuffed with Irish Bacon and Irish Cheddar Cheese—and topped with mayonnaise and ketchup. All the money from the sales of the burger will go to ALS research in Martin's name. Said Clancy, "Two years ago, we learned John had been diagnosed with ALS. We were devastated for John, his loving wife and two young girls. It hit home earlier this month, when the Red Sox were here for the ALDS and some of Johns pal’s from NESN were here. I want to extend my deepest sympathies and thoughts and prayers to his widow Adrienne and his young daughters Kaia and Gabby. We will always remember fondly the fun times we had with John at Foley’s." In a time when there is so much animosity between the fan bases of the Yankees and Red Sox, this wonderful gesture by Foley's is an expression of true class. If you're in the city, please stop by and catch a Red Sox World Series win—and a John Martin Burger.