Tuesday, February 17, 2009

An all-star salute to the cheeseburger.

Well the results are in, the cheeseburger is the official food of Stan Matthews℠. Two-all-beef-patties-special-sauce-lettuce- cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed bun minus everything but the cheese and all beef patties (two are optional).

I always knew I had an unsettling love for cow meat, but had tricked myself into thinking that the finest in bovine gastronomy was the over-rated and over-priced steak. The symbol of accomplishment to be consumed by the cigar chomping executive eager to show his status at the country club over a bloody porterhouse and a couple of whiskey sours.

Sure steak is delicious, God knows I've had some great steaks (I'm looking in your general direction Schwarz), but it's blue collar brother is the real winner when it comes to diversity and tastiness. The perfect marriage of cheese and meat mixed with the condiments of your choice, all sandwiched between two thick pieces of bread. That's the way beef was supposed to be enjoyed. End of story.

Let's not forget however, that all cheeseburgers are NOT created equal:

1 comment:

  1. I like mines with bacon.

    Buffet likes his with lettuce and tomato Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer.

    Conway Twitty also had a great affinity toward cheese burgers. His had -

    4 oz. patty ground sirloin
    1 large pineapple ring
    Graham cracker crumbs
    2 slices bacon, fried crisp
    1 (5-inch) hamburger bun

    both were pivotal in the slow burger movement, but I would like to think that Twitty would whoop Buffet's ass in a fist fight. Imagin the stench of stetson mixed with all that blood and pinapple . . . and blood.