Thursday, September 4, 2008

Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger


Maybe I have a thing for exotic burgers, or maybe it's my love of donuts, or maybe it's my fascination with odd sounding dishes that I can't even eat on account of the unkosher animal in them (oink oink) that I then refashion so I can eat, but whatever the reason, the Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger definitely got my heart a-racin'. Someone posted the above pic to Flickr, and then it was featured in the NY Times.

Turns out there is an official name for this burger - The Luther Burger. According to Wikipedia...
A Luther Burger is a hamburger, specifically a bacon cheeseburger, which employs a glazed donut in place of the bun. According to legend, the burger was named for, and a favourite (and possibly invention) of the late singer-songwriter and record producer, Luther Vandross.
And there you have it, a savory use for a donut. I think dinner tonight is going to be a turkey sandwich on chocolate cake. Obviously, there's nothing wrong with that!

5 comments:

Tzviah Brachah said...

While generally a fan of strange foods, I am absolutely revolted by that! I wonder how many calories a Luther Burger has per serving...

Marni said...

Tzviah - It has 350,000 calories and 1 million grams of fat. But maybe you can cut back on the bacon and it'll be more heart healthy?

AJ said...

I am repulsed looking at that. It's so... wrong!

Marni said...

aj - and yet it's so...intriguing and grossly delicious-looking!

r├ędacteur en chef du jour said...

Amazing! I want to try the Luther!!! Linked to this on my blog! http://chocomeat.blogspot.com/2008/11/en-vitesse-in-hamburger-patch.html

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