Wimpy’s burger challenge

We’ve reviewed Wimpy’s burgers before, and in summary, they’re awesome.  Well, now Wimpy’s has a burger challenge for those who dare to attempt it.  It is a burger with approximately 4 pounds of beef and a 10″ bun, with a pound of battered french fries, and a 24 oz. shake.  I saw a picture of it next to a double, and it was HUGE.  When I went, 5 people had attempted it and all had failed.  They have the challenges on Tuesday nights.  I talked with one of the workers about it, and she said it was a good time.

I don’t plan to take this challenge.  I might could’ve eaten it back when I had a metabolism, but not now.  But if any of you would like to take it on, I’ll go along to provide commentary and document it on the blog.

Visiting Wimpy’s website today, I see that someone conquered the burger challenge this week.  I’m impressed.  That’s 5-6 pounds of food plus a shake.  And that’s a lot of beef to eat at one sitting.

restaurant review – Almost Famous

Today the Buffet o’ Blog staff tried a fairly new restaurant here in Conway, AR, called Almost Famous.  They specialize in smoked meats.  Need I say more?

I tried the pulled pork sandwich, which was good.  It was served on buttered Texas toast, with plenty of meat (on the regular size).  Their fries were of the steak-cut variety and were good.  The sweet tea was also good.  So I recommend it.  Sorry I didn’t get a picture… I was hungry.

They also have 1/2-pound hickory-smoked burgers and ribs and various other smoked meats.  I’d like to try it again sometime.  You can buy smoked meat by the pound, which I might have to look into (until I get a smoker).  You can even buy smoked bacon, which sounds promising.  They’re thinking about adding steaks and pork chops to their menu soon.

It’s located on Oak Street, going toward Vilonia, past the new fairgrounds, and it’s on the right.  They also have an area for outdoor dining, for other months.  Everyone that worked there was extra-friendly.  Their normal hours are 11-7.  It wasn’t crowded when we went.

FYI, I’m not affiliated with them, but I appreciate what they’re doing and want to spread the word since it’s out of the way and many people probably haven’t heard of it.

review of David’s Burgers in Conway, AR

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.

pickles do not go with BBQ!

The other day I was at a BBQ place in Pine Bluff, trying it for the first time.  It was one of those great and turrible* experiences all wrapped into one.  I ordered a BBQ sandwich, but they put pickles on it!  Nowhere on the menu did it say pickles were included on it, nor did the waitress mention it.  I’ve ranted (numerous times) about having no tolerance of pickles, so I won’t rant on that again.  But they should tell you about such things!  They should warn you before exposing you to pickles!  I don’t know if they were trying to ruin my day or just completely ignorant of how much some people detest pickles.

Fortunately, the pickles had yet to soil the meat or bread with their evilness, so they were discarded with no harm done.  That’s a good thing, or the whole plate would’ve been returned.  (I’m not normally one to make a fuss at restaurants, but I have to draw the line at pickles.)  At least the food was great, so that was the bright spot on the trip.

There was another bad spot, though — the waitress never came back.  I finally had to ask for a refill of sweet tea, and they never brought a ticket.  Paying took a long time because they had to match people’s orders with a pile of tickets containing only codes.  I hope that type of service isn’t the norm.

Anyway, just thought I’d rant.  It’s my soapbox, and I can rant if I want to.  🙂  If you’re expecting a moral of the story, it’s that pickles should not be served at restaurants.  If I owned a restaurant…

* turrible is the worse form of terrible, and try to say it like Charles Barkley does, for full effect.