I’m such a sucker for peer pressure.
Since I joined the team here at the AJC, my intake of hamburgers has increased by roughly 500%. This means that I rarely eat a burger unless it is “work related”, lest I grow tired of them. However, I still occasionally get a craving that must be fed.
Last week, I met up with The Blissful Glutton for lunch at Bocado, fully intending to order The Bocado Stack. For those that don’t know, it is easily one of the best burgers in town – two griddle-style loosely packed patties, melted American cheese, house-made pickles, nestled in a beautifully buttered and grilled H&F bun.
The Bocado burger has been thoroughly covered by the local food media, and I had no intention on blogging about this meal. This burger was going to be all pleasure, no business.
As we looked over the menu she mentioned that they have an off-menu item called “The Wimpy”, which is a plate of three Bocado burgers for $21. I rolled my eyes in response, with a “Good lord, that sounds like I would explode if I tried that” face, making it clear that I didn’t think that I was up to the task. She responds by questioning my manhood, in not so many words.
So what do I do? I go all Marty Mcfly and decide to prove her wrong.
Enter The Wimpy:
Much to my shame, I not only made it all the way through all three of these, but I did it in a disgustingly short amount of time. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hit a wall about a ¼ of the way through the third burger, but what a delicious wall it was.
Our server informed us that I was only the second person to complete The Wimpy, and that made me wonder: Is that because no one knows about it, because few can actually finish it, or because it is a wholly unnecessary exercise in gluttony?
Would you tackle The Wimpy? Or better yet, COULD you?
-By Jon Watson, Food & More blog
- Jon Watson writes about Popular Eats for the AJC Dining Team. He also publishes his own blog, Live To Feast