Sandwich Monday: The Sticky Burger : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! For this week's Sandwich Monday, we eat "The Sticky Burger," a burger with peanut butter on top.
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Sandwich Monday: The Sticky Burger

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.

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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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.

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.

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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.]