Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Professional eaters and hangers-on will converge upon the city of Hawthorne, CA this June when the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship Qualifying Contest rolls into town.
Some enterprising souls may wander away to B&R's Old Fashion Hamburgers to sample the specimen featured above.
The Monster Royal Burger.
16 oz of pre-cooked meat, chili, cheese, eggs, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, banana peppers, and your choice of bacon or pastrami. I picked pastrami.
It's like a Fatburger or the Original Tommy's, just a lot messier and straight to your table with that feeling of home.
A poster on the wall claims it weighs 1.5 lbs all dressed up. Apparently there's even a yearly speed eating contest with this thing every October. Unless it's been canceled.
Definitely worth the $8.50 (back in October 2009). I gave it a good home. The restaurant was clean inside, the staff inviting, the regulars cordial and enthusiastic.
One customer couldn't stand the sight of such an overwhelming burger: "Why would you want to eat that?!"
Not sure how I should have replied. It was definitely an awesome eat. B&R's know their stuff.