Saw an article the other day that started with this sentence:
If there’s one thing we need more of in America, it’s eight-pound hamburgers.
That’s something you don’t hear too often. There might’ve been a touch of sarcasm if you read in-between the lines (even though it’s only one line). Besides, who could even eat an 8-pound hamburger? Probably not even Adam Richman of Man v. Food fame.
What we do need is restaurants offering more options on burgers — like to include copious amounts of bacon, fried egg, various cheeses, ham, different sauces (BBQ, chipotle, cheese dip), etc. Actually, perhaps bacon should come standard on all burgers. Why wouldn’t you want bacon on your burger? [pause to venture deep in thought] I got nothing.
This is just another reminder that Buffet o’ Blog needs some venture funding to start our own restaurant.
When I was Christmas shopping last month, I saw some type of burger bomb sauce, which sounded intriguing, like maybe some chipotle-based sauce. (BTW, have you noticed that chipotle seemed to be the top food-related buzzword of 2011? But I digress…)
I looked at the ingredients, and noticed that the first 4 ingredients are mayo, pickles, ketchup, mustard. As we’ve discussed numerous times on the blog, pickles are not food, so they don’t belong in any sauce. (I can’t stand mustard, either, but will acknowledge it’s edible to some people.)
So maybe this sauce is marketed as a practical joke type gift, in that it will result in the destruction of your burger, from an edible point-of-view. I figured using the term “bomb” meant it would be the bomb, but obviously they meant it more literally.
Ironically, if someone had given me this sauce, I would probably blow it up… 🙂
Ironically, after publishing this week’s caption contest featuring Darth Vader and Ronald McDonald, I happened across an image of a Darth Vader burger. Apparently some restaurant in France has created a Darth Vader burger which has a black bun. It definitely looks evil! (I’m not sure what evil tastes like, and I don’t really want to find out.)
They also created a Jedi Burger, which looks lame. Are those marshmallows? And what’s that sauce? I may not want to know…
The restaurant says the black bun is just from a dye, that it should taste the same. It actually looks kinda cool, though it doesn’t look edible. Still, I’d try it, given the opportunity.
For those of you curious why this is happening now, it’s to promote the re-release of The Phantom Menace — this time in 3D. And if you noticed the spelling of Vador, apparently that’s how it’s spelled in France. I don’t know why it would change, but whatever.
A while back the Buffet o’ Blog staff visited a fairly new restaurant in town called David’s Burger. We make it a point to visit new restaurants of interest, and a place that specializes in burgers is definitely an interest! They even have stacks of fresh ground beef on display when you go in. They definitely emphasize that their meat is fresh.
All this place sells is burgers and fries, so that’s what we got. They initially forgot to put bacon on our burgers, but that was easily remedied, and they brought out 4 pieces of bacon for each burger, which is the right amount. The burgers were delicious — juicy / greasy, with the cheese melting, and plenty of meat. I wasn’t too crazy about the fries, but some people like them, so your results may vary.
On a subsequent visit with different guests, one member of my party forgot to order cheese. I informed the staff and they brought us a slice to put on. But this was no ordinary slice of cheese — it had been dipped in the grease, so it was already half melted. That’s a tasty way to melt the cheese, though not healthy at all.
Overall, we recommend it.