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September 18, 2012

Cheeburger, Cheeborger... No Fries, Chips!!

Happy Cheeseburger Day!!

One nicely loaded cheeseburger to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day" here in the USA!

 OK. This may not be the most fancy of posts but I say why not? Today is National Cheeseburger Day. So, this being an American thing, this is the celebration of the cheeseburger. I'm not sure who or why it came up, but that isn't important. So today, celebrate the cheeseburger!!! For me, I prefer to have chips instead of fries. For those who know of the legendary Saturday Night Live skit featuring the original casts, you can call it a tribute of sorts. Yes the people at Chicago's Billy Goat Tavern, the place that inspired the skit, do speak like that. It's not much different from that skit. So I kill 2 birds with one stone. Anyway, back on topic!!!

Now put whatever you want to put on it. As I say in this blogs "statement" of things not always being pretty but always tasting good. This is just another example of that. 

Now I'm sure the "Burger Snobs" may not like what I placed on my burger today. You know them. They say burger, bread, and maybe tomato, onions and pickle. Others are like me. Sometimes I put little or nothing on it. Other times, I'll go a bit over the top.  Here's one such example (shown in the receipt below).

Now this was my attempted tribute to a burger that is long gone. For those Outback Steakhouse fans like me, you might remember the "No Rules" Burger. It had EVERYTHING you could imagine on it if you wanted it. Unfortunately, that burger is now gone. I tried to make the best of it. 

So what was I thinking? First I ordered a 1/3 lb burger (knowing I'll be visiting the gym later). The place I went to had a build my own burger so I did. The cheeses were a conflict of smooth (Swiss) and a bit sharp (cheddar). Nice contradiction of flavor but to me, very tasty. Then I put the typical toppings (although I did have to get the mushrooms on the side since it wasn't on my tape). I am a big onion fan!!! If I go grilled or raw, it really depends on my mood. Some days it's one, another time the other, and once and a while, both. 

So here it is in a nutshell. For those who took part in it, Happy Cheeseburger Day, 2012!!! No ticker-tape parades, edicts from our leaders or some other factor I haven't named. A simple celebration for a great treat. Maybe next year, I might take that 40 mile trek over the IL-Wisconsin border, find some fancier cheese and make a burger myself. Either that or just find a nice place to visit there. Milwaukee is only 90 miles away. By my count, this holiday will be on Friday or Saturday in 2013. So this could make for a road trip. Stay tuned for details.