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Sandwich Mondays

Sandwich Monday: The Sticky Burger

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A look inside.
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Grecian Kitchen Delight in Skokie, Illinois recently featured a "Burger of the Week" called the Sticky Burger: a beef patty with bacon, American cheese and peanut butter. This was either a tribute to the spirit of creative expression in American Sandwich Technology or a tragic lapse in judgment. We decided to find out.

Turns out the Sticky Burger is not without controversy among the staff at Grecian Kitchen. When I asked if they could recreate it since it was last week's burger, the woman at the counter said "You LIKED that?!?"

Ian: Wow. The peanut butter really seals your mouth around the meat. Turns your mouth into kind of a meat prison.

Mike: Yeah, and as with any prison escape, the burger has to crawl out through the sewer of my body.

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Ian eats it.
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Ian: Man, jelly is really the Art Garfunkel to peanut butter's Paul Simon. They were great together, but the only one doing anything now is peanut butter.

Mike: I don't think you're ready for this—or any—jelly.

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hide captionNote "Burger of the Week" is abbreviated "BUGR DA WEEK."

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Note "Burger of the Week" is abbreviated "BUGR DA WEEK."

Note "Burger of the Week" is abbreviated "BUGR DA WEEK."

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Peter: It's like it seals your mouth closed after it enters. It's a sandwich that never wants you to love another.

Ian: As Sticky Burgers go, this is far superior than Burger King's Post-It Note Western Whopper.

Eva: Maybe it should be taken as a sign not to eat something when it hangs on for dear life in your throat.

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A cross section.
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Ian: If you were going to build a house out of cheeseburgers, this would be ideal.

Mike: I feel like I just ate a bomb shelter.

Robert: Mmmm, peanut butter mortar and beef bricks.

Ian: When the best analogies you have are masonry analogies, you know you've got a healthy food.

Eva wonders: what's in this sandwich? And: what am I doing with my life? i i

hide captionEva wonders: what's in this sandwich? And: what am I doing with my life?

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Eva wonders: what's in this sandwich? And: what am I doing with my life?

Eva wonders: what's in this sandwich? And: what am I doing with my life?

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[The verdict: not bad. I wouldn't say I'd ever choose this over just a straight bacon cheeseburger, but it was still pretty tasty. The peanut butter is surprisingly powerful, burying even the usually indomitable bacon.]

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