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Foodies Untie! - Food Porn All Up Ins

The Raging PlatypusThe Raging Platypus Registered User regular
edited January 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
Food.

Oh, food, how I love thee.

I mean, take a look at this cheeseburger:
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This thing of beauty is the product of a lil' restaurant in the Northeast NJ called "White Manna", and I can unequivocally state that it is one of the tastiest god damned burgers on the face of the planet.

Or what of this glorious amalgamation of greasy goodness?
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This is known to New Jerseyites as a Fat Cat. It is a basically a double cheeseburger with french fries in a freakin' submarine bun. It speaks to Jared the Pasty White Subway Dude in his sleep, whispering sweet nothings in his ear as he shifts uncomfortable in his corporate sponsored pajamas. This sandwich is the reason why Rutgers students scoff at the notion of the "Freshman 15" (fucking model-thin waifs) and revel in the notion of the "Freshman 40".

How about something little classier!
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This, my foodie friends, is a Black Dragon Roll. It is the best sushi roll in the whole freakin' world, bar none. I challenge you to find a tastier roll than this sweet combination of avocado, eel, crab, seaweed, caviar with a dab of eel sauce. And so help me God, if you post a picture of sushi with cream cheese in it, I will borrow Tycho's dark engine of destruction and sing the song of death through your computer speakers.

Ahem.

:whistle: These are a few of my favorite things. :whistle:

This thread was created to provide forumers an avenue to discuss their absolute all-time favorite foods. I want food stories. I want lovingly crafted descriptions. I want pictures of appropriate sizes to whet the appetites of all who lurk this thread. I want Than to read this thread and throw down his Lean Pockets in disgust and undisguised jealousy. If you have a craving for something delicious, don't hesitate to tell everyone about it in here. Hell, talk about the history of your favorite cuisine, because who the frak doesn't like to talk about food, gods damn it.

I can even start things off with an intriguing discussion about the awesomeness of Chinese food!


So start your engines, folks.

Let the tales of gastronomical excesses begin.

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  • RecklessReckless Registered User
    edited January 2009
    We started a vegatable garden co-op up at school last semester. I can't wait till everything thaws up and I reap the benefits in the form of tasty, locally-grown and delicious vegetables.

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Plat it is time to take a roadtrip to Grease trucks in New Brunswick

  • The Raging PlatypusThe Raging Platypus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Plat it is time to take a roadtrip to Grease trucks in New Brunswick

    Veggie food porn!

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    And for Nexus, more Grease Truck goodness!

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    That's chicken fingers, tomatoes, french fries, and honey mustard on a bun. OH YES TAKE ME NOW!

    Everyone may hate on NJ, but damn do we have some tasty food all up in herrrrrs.

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  • SymphonySymphony Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Where are the Fat Cats that have mozzarella sticks?? The "Fat Beach" has cheesesteak, chicken fingers, french fries, mozzarella sticks, lettuce, tomato, and ketchup. These photos do not do them justice.

  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Starting Defense Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I was expecting...not things that would turn butcher paper clear. Even that sushi roll is kind of tacky.

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  • NoneoftheaboveNoneoftheabove Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    How about something little classier!
    Spoiler:

    This, my foodie friends, is a Black Dragon Roll. It is the best sushi roll in the whole freakin' world, bar none. I challenge you to find a tastier roll than this sweet combination of avocado, eel, crab, seaweed, caviar with a dab of eel sauce. And so help me God, if you post a picture of sushi with cream cheese in it, I will borrow Tycho's dark engine of destruction and sing the song of death through your computer speakers.


    Nay, nay.. THIS is where you buy Sushi, Mr. Raging Platypus!
    http://wasabiidaho.com/

    There is no finer Sushi Roll than the Kotobuki. When you visit, make sure to ask for it because it is usually a specialty and not on the menu.

  • The Raging PlatypusThe Raging Platypus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Fat Darell!

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    I finally had a chance to taste Kobe steak earlier this year.

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    Medium rare, and it came topped with apple-smoked bacon or something. Good Lord.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I made some meat pies last night. They are pies filled with meat and some other things that aren't meat. Delicious.

  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Starting Defense Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    How about something little classier!
    Spoiler:

    This, my foodie friends, is a Black Dragon Roll. It is the best sushi roll in the whole freakin' world, bar none. I challenge you to find a tastier roll than this sweet combination of avocado, eel, crab, seaweed, caviar with a dab of eel sauce. And so help me God, if you post a picture of sushi with cream cheese in it, I will borrow Tycho's dark engine of destruction and sing the song of death through your computer speakers.


    Nay, nay.. THIS is where you buy Sushi, Mr. Raging Platypus!
    http://wasabiidaho.com/

    There is no finer Sushi Roll than the Kotobuki. When you visit, make sure to ask for it because it is usually a specialty and not on the menu.

    That black dragon thingy looks like it's really on the border of being a "Giant mess roll for dudes with no palate" to me.

    Other dude: What's in a kotobuki? They don't seem to describe it.

    Also, that kobe beef just shrunk my pants. It looks like you could cut it with a slack piece of string. I could see myself eating that raw.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Gnocchi!

    Blaaah, I can't find a good image. Gnocchi are little not-pasta balls of excellent. My mom makes great gnocchi, much larger and more fluffy than the ones I can find a picture of, and serves them with Beef Burgundy. It is probably the best meal. If only it didn't basically attack your heart with knives.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Gnocchi!

    Blaaah, I can't find a good image. Gnocchi are little not-pasta balls of excellent. My mom makes great gnocchi, much larger and more fluffy than the ones I can find a picture of, and serves them with Beef Burgundy. It is probably the best meal. If only it didn't basically attack your heart with knives.

    I like gnocchi when they're sauteed and get a little crust on them. Otherwise they're too gummy for me.

  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I've never had a black dragon roll, but dragon rolls are my favorite sushi. I like avocado.

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  • ZimmydoomZimmydoom Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Damnit, now I'm hungry and there's very little in the house. I think I shall make some simple pasta.

    Best jarred pasta sauces.

    Rao's arrabiata and Mom's marinara. The former has just the right amount of sweet kick without being greasy, and the latter has whole split cloves of garlic.

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  • The Raging PlatypusThe Raging Platypus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009


    Nay, nay.. THIS is where you buy Sushi, Mr. Raging Platypus!
    http://wasabiidaho.com/

    There is no finer Sushi Roll than the Kotobuki. When you visit, make sure to ask for it because it is usually a specialty and not on the menu.
    The Kotobuki Roll contains crumbed chicken, cream cheese and avocado. The roll is then cut up into 8 pieces (as are all rolls in the Fusion Sushi range) and then, irresistibly, dipped in a light tempura batter and deep fried (above). The result is then treated to a smattering of teriyaki sauce.

    Everything in there sounds cool, except for the cream cheese. WHY CREAM CHEESE?!

    This is all the Philadelphia Roll's fault, I swear. Almost as bad as when restaurants put mayonnaise on regular American burgers.

    Edit: Gnocchi sounds delicious - I've been meaning to try it for the longest time now. And I think the first thing I'm going to eat whenever I decide to visit Britain is a meat pie. So mysteriously appetizing.

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  • QinguQingu Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I like religious-themed food.

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  • BogartBogart Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The best part about baking a cake is licking the bowl and any implements used for stirring.
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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Gnocchi!

    Blaaah, I can't find a good image. Gnocchi are little not-pasta balls of excellent. My mom makes great gnocchi, much larger and more fluffy than the ones I can find a picture of, and serves them with Beef Burgundy. It is probably the best meal. If only it didn't basically attack your heart with knives.

    I like gnocchi when they're sauteed and get a little crust on them. Otherwise they're too gummy for me.

    Well, obviously. Also a bit of cheese on top can be great.

    I wish I could find the big gnocchi online, all I can find are the really tiny also good but less excellent ones.

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Spoiler:

    This abomination is a Cheeseburger A-Plenty Plate from The Beacon Drive In in Spartanburg, SC. The only reason you can see the burger in that picture is because whoever took it has already eaten (or pushed aside) the mountain of fries and onion rings that were piled on top of it.

    They make a double chili cheeseburger a-plenty, too, which is exactly what its name implies. Greasy death on a styrofoam plate. But sweet merciful christ it's delicious.

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  • BogartBogart Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    matt everything on that plate looks like it's been laminated.

  • MikeManMikeMan Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    white manna burger is amazing. on most days there's a line out the door

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    They will yell at and skip you in line if you don't order fast enough at the Beacon. The place is awesome.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Sweet holy god I want some of that sushi.

  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2009
    That first burger in the OP is about the most disgusting thing I have seen that was not crawling in maggots or the inside of some guy's asshole. And I really like burgers.

    Let's classy this place up with some thai curry. A common pseudo-recipe of mine (amounts excluded because seriously, who the fuck measures?):

    Some meat - I like pork, but chicken works too
    Some veggies - for this one, I like carrots and some broccoli
    An onion - Usually red, but yellow or white works, too
    Garlic - I use a jar
    Ginger and Lemon Grass - you can grate your own, but you can also buy tubes of them that last forever and are really convenient
    Can of coconut milk
    Fish sauce
    Soy sauce
    Half can of mango nectar
    Brown sugar
    Honey
    Lime juice
    Chopped fresh basil - Dried works, but fresh is tons better
    Red curry paste
    Mango chutney
    Olive oil

    If I could ever either find them local or remember to order them online, I'd use thai basil and kaffir lime leaves, because they are nomnomnomnom, but I don't.

    It's really easy to make, despite the hojillion ingredients. Saute the meat in a skillet with some olive oil, making sure not to overcook it. It's alright if it's a little rare, since it'll cook more at the end. Saute the veggies until al dente - if you make them too tender, they'll sog right the fuck up when you throw them in the sauce. Saute the onion until nice and floppy, then add the ginger, garlic, and lemon grass. Stir that up, add the coconut milk, and then throw everything else in, in turn. Don't be shy with the olive oil - pour that shit all up ins. If you add too much, you can skim it off at the end, but oil helps bring out the flavor and makes your sauce more potent. Experiment with your ratios of fish sauce to soy sauce, and brown sugar to honey. In each case, they achieve largely the same effect (salty and sweet, respectively), but they have different flavors.

    After you have your sauce tasting yummy, throw the meat and veggies back in and simmer for ten minutes or so, until the consistency of the sauce is to your liking. It should be somewhat thin, but not like water. Simmer longer if you need to thicken it. Note that adding the veggies may thin it a little, as the sauce will draw moisture from the veggies.

    Serve over jasmine rice.

    The OP said this is for food porn, and I have no pictures, so I guess this is more like food erotic fan-fic.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I never had the pleasure of going to the New Brunswick grease carts. But I had the joy of going to the grease trucks at Rutgers Camden.

    Ahhh Jordan, how I miss you. And your delicious meatball subs and chicken parm and breakfast sandwiches.

    And The Starhole Diner on 130.. Not the real name of the diner, but that's what we called it. Mozzarella sticks and chocolate sauce. Or Mozz sticks and gravy.

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  • NoneoftheaboveNoneoftheabove Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Nay, nay.. THIS is where you buy Sushi, Mr. Raging Platypus!
    http://wasabiidaho.com/

    There is no finer Sushi Roll than the Kotobuki. When you visit, make sure to ask for it because it is usually a specialty and not on the menu.

    What's in a kotobuki? They don't seem to describe it.

    The Ingredients in Kotobuki as ordered from Wasabi/Whitewater Grill:

    Rice, seaweedwrap, salmon, snowcrab, avacado, asparagus, green onion, special sauce, shrimp, tobiko.

    ( Tobiko on each roll, I think, is like a small orange fish egg which is sweet, rather than bitter like caviar. There may have even been a fried shrimp portion within the roll because the roll has a slight crunchy texture on the inside.)

    Kotobuki is presented like typical sushi, but sits on the rice vertically rather than flat which shows the ingredients. The salmon portion is small and on the inside while the fresh shrimp decorates the top. When presented, it is a thing of beauty! Elegant, delicate and flavorful, with Jasmine tea, this cures what ails ya'.

  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Starting Defense Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    see that sounds like a GOOD mess of things that blend.

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  • pinenut_canarypinenut_canary Registered User
    edited January 2009
    My favorite rolls are going to have to be my Uncle's. He started a sushi restaurant a few years ago, and it's gotten pretty popular.

    My favorite two of his are the Hawaiian roll and Mexican roll. The Hawaiian roll doesn't really have anything to do with Hawaii (they put in spam in some of their rolls! I love spam!). On the inside, it's crab, cucumber, and sprouts. Then he somehow makes a beautiful pattern of thin slices of avocado and tuna on the outside that wraps around the whole thing except the bottom.

    The Mexican roll has tuna, avocado, jalapenos, and cucumbers with a splash of lime juice and little bits of garlic. I've suggested to him to put in some cilantro.

    He made two rolls after his sons, the Daniel roll and Christie Roll (Christie... a boy... I know...). He basically put everything they like in each one. He's been thinking about making a roll after me, and he asked what I might like in it. I'm the big silly dude in the family, so I suggested to him to just get a giant ball of rice and put some crab in it. He thought the idea was funny.

    He constantly asks us for ideas, and I suggested to him the 300 roll (after the comic/movie). It's more of a cheap giant party platter, with 300 rolls with some simple ingredients. My cousin is into body building and is really fit, fit enough in my opinion to be in the 300 movie if they needed Asians. He could dress up as a Spartan, and when the rolls are ready, he just carries them over to the customers, slams it down on the table with a "A-WHOO!", and then walks off.

    He laughed at that too.

  • the Togfatherthe Togfather Registered User
    edited January 2009
    The second best thing* that happened in 2008 is that I got into true BBQing. We're talking 18 hour pork butt smoking sessions, 14 hour beef brisket cooks. When you take 9 pound chunk of pork off the smoker and it is literally falling to pieces as you do so....mmmm....that's when you know you've done it right. Or when you start slicing into a glorious brisket and see that 1/2 inch smoke ring of awesomeness. It also makes for great picture taking, and I swear that in 2009 I will be snapping as many pictures as I can. Here is a list of animals, and the portions of them, I have cooked on my bbq smoker:

    Pig - Shoulder (known as a pork butt or boston butt, basically pulled pork), baby back ribs, spare ribs
    Cow - Brisket
    Turkey - whole
    Chicken - whole and leg quarters which I then turned into shredded chicken that was phenomenal
    Duck - whole and fresh, as in was flying that morning
    Goose - whole, and I'm told it was good...did it over christmas and we actually had to leave to another gathering before it was done which really bummed me out
    Squirrel - whole and even fresher...my wife's cousin literally walked into the woods after I was already cooking the ducks, and came out with a squirrel. He was on the grill within 20 minutes of his passing.
    Cheese - ok, not technically an animal, but if you can get the temp low enough you can make some smoked cheddar or gouda that is awesome and nothing like the smoked cheese you buy in stores.

    And they have all tasted exquisite. The Pork Butt is probably my specialty so far though...I brought 15 lbs of pulled pork to a New Year's party and had everyone raving over it.

    Yes, greasy burgers are fun, and sushi can be delightful...but Barbecue...now that is food.




    * - obligated to say second as I had a child in 2008 also.

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  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I got a crock pot for christmas, so I've been trying out some stuff. I made some 'orange beef stew' the other day - basically just beef stew with onions, carrots, potatoes, squash, with some orange peel and rosemary. Pretty tasty stuff.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Edit: Gnocchi sounds delicious - I've been meaning to try it for the longest time now. And I think the first thing I'm going to eat whenever I decide to visit Britain is a meat pie. So mysteriously appetizing.

    Britain is where I fell in love with them (specifically Cornish pasties); so satisfying and delicious. Though since it's pretty much impossible to get them in the states unless you live in Michigan, I had to make my own.

    And while we're posting pictures of disgusting pile-on burgers and the like, I give you the Rochester Garbage Plate:

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    Garbage Plate is a true Rochester delicacy. It is a disorganized combination of either cheeseburger, hamburger, Italian sausages, steak, chicken, white or red hots, a grilled cheese sandwich, fried fish, or eggs, served on top of one or two of the following: home fries, fries, beans, and mac salad. A plate is always made to order. Then, the plate is adorned with optional mustard, onions and hot sauce. Some restaurants will charge for extra hot sauce, and the hot sauce varies widely in flavor and spiciness. A plate is usually served with a side of white bread and butter, though some restaurants charge extra for bread. It is said that the purpose of the bread is to soak up the grease left after you've eaten the garbage plate.

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Garbage plates are awesome. A friend of mine grew up in Rochster, we had garbage plates over New Years.

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  • Matt_SMatt_S Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Indian food all up ins

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    Matar paneer mmmm

    Nothing else better than a dish of this with a side of basmati rice and a warm loaf of naan.

  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2009
    Garbage plates are awesome. A friend of mine threw up in Rochster, allowing us to have garbage plates over New Years.

    Fix'd for what that shit looks like.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Garbage plates are awesome. A friend of mine threw up in Rochster, allowing us to have garbage plates over New Years.

    Fix'd for what that shit looks like.
    It's true. I hate baked beans and cold macaroni salad usually, but it combined with the burgers and hash and the spicy hamburger sauce it was awesome.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    i dont' have a picture, but my lunch today was just delicious.

    minute steaks
    sliced water chestnuts
    fresh snow peas
    stir-fry sauce
    beef-flavored ramen

    it looked horrible. but oh, so good. so good.

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  • Delicious SteveDelicious Steve Registered User
    edited January 2009
    KalTorak wrote: »
    And while we're posting pictures of disgusting pile-on burgers and the like, I give you the Rochester Garbage Plate:

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    Is that someone's cancer? did they wait at the hospital for the nurse to come dump rotten defiled flesh?

    By the way, all these images of greasy bread, nasty cheese, and rat meat paddies really make the other images better by contrast.


    I had some wonderful homemade lasagna last night, and that Indian dish above; i can smell the delicious in it.

  • The Raging PlatypusThe Raging Platypus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    You guys are awesome. We need to get some more food porn pics all up ins to properly represent your erotic food fan-fiction:


    Cheeseburger!

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    D'awww, look at that tasty tender flesh!

    Kidding, here's a real pic to make up for the greasy burger pile-ons from before:

    A Double from Five Guys!

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    Godfather's references to Pork Butt reminded me of something:

    MMMMMMM Puerco Pibil!

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    Roti Canai, my absolute favorite appetizer from Penang, a quality chain Malaysian restaurant:



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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Oh god, Five Guys makes the absolute best burgers and fries in all the land.

  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I tried 5 Guys when I was visiting a friend in DC before Christmas, burgers were good but not great.

  • QinguQingu Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Screw all your gross-looking hamburgers.

    I present you the finest hamburger I have ever eaten: THE MASTODON.

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    (Named after the metal band, not the extinct mammal. Although I guess the metal band is named after the mammal, but ... yes.)

    The Mastodon is 10 oz of chuck (thick enough to be cooked medium rare), with barbecue sauce, cheddar, bacon, and "frizzled" onions. Maybe purists would object to the barbecue sauce, but fuck them. Unlike most other burgers, it is served on a pretzel-style roll for added deliciousness.

    It can be ordered in a bar where all the burgers are named after metal bands.

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