March 31, 2012

Big Food

The StrasBurger
[T]he StrasBurger is a monstrous all-beef burger (combination of ground brisket, chuck and short ribs). The burger is served on a large burger bun with our secret sauce, American cheese, shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced red onions, pickle chips and served with a cone basket of fresh cut fries and a pitcher of your choice of soft drink.
According to Colleen Gerg, a registered dietitian from Chevy Chase, Maryland, the StrasBurger is has 8,000-10,000 calories, 600-700 grams of fat, 200-300 grams of saturated fat and 2,500-3,000 milligrams of sodium.
It is the equivalent of 32 Quarter Pounders from McDonald's.
Moby Dick

The Lake County Captains (Eastlake, Ohio; Cleveland's Class A affiliate) are offering the "Moby Dick" sandwich. It is 15 inches long and weighs at least three pounds. For $20, you get:
5 quarter-pound fish filets
8 slices of cheese
6 ounces of clam strips
A third-pound of french fries
A cup of cole slaw
"Gobs" of lettuce, tomato, pickles and tartar sauce
Eat one of these in an hour and you'll win a t-shirt!

New York's Carnegie Deli has named a sandwich after new Jets quarterback Tim Tebow: corned beef, pastrami, roast beef, American cheese, lettuce, and tomato on white bread. It weighs 3.5 pounds and costs $22.22.
It is the first time the restaurant will be using white bread and mayonnaise in a sandwich created for a celebrity.
In conclusion ...


laura k said...

Carnegie Deli using white bread and mayo, this week's sign of the apocalypse.

They should stuff that one full of baloney.

nick said...

Yeah, the Carnegie Deli one had me cracking up. Maybe they're selling out, but they're like what's the crapgoyiest thing we can make? oh yeah, white bread, mayo, american cheese.

allan said...

this week's sign of the apocalypse

I thought the same thing.

nick said...

Have you ever seen "The Return of Captain Invincible"? A superhero musical starring Alan Arkin & Christopher Lee (yeah). It has a great scene in a deli where mayonnaise plays a pivotal role.

Here's the trailer and the first part of this is an unmemed meme.

Ignacio Cifuentes said...

man... i felt an artery clogging just by watching those pics :S

laura k said...

white bread, mayo, american cheese

Not selling out - a comment on its namesake. Carnegie, Jewish deli. Tebow, of a different persuasion.