But I ordered the cheeseburger WITHOUT the spit! [Astoria]

I assume this was just a joke - but jokes like this need to be kept backstage. The Beer Garden used to be one of my favorite places - in fact I had my second date with Mr Rat there more than twenty years ago - but I haven’t actually been there in a while. As Yogi Berra said, that place is so crowded these days, nobody goes there anymore.