Monday, May 10, 2010

Burger month, week one

Now I have to start off my saying, I think I might have gotten a little excited when I first heard of burger month. Now the idea of eating a burger every single day sounds awesome, but it’s pretty unrealistic. Not to mention pretty expensive, especially when you’re trying to save to go on vacation. So where I haven’t been eating a burger every day, I’ve been trying my best.


The first place we went to for burger month was Jackson Hole in Englewood, NJ. There’s a bunch of Jackson Holes in NYC so I was really excited to find out that there was one in NJ because I really don’t like going into the city unless it’s absolutely necessary. So, first we stopped at Corrado’s because we needed to get some more sanitizer for homebrewing. That places is crazy. They have like everything you can think of for homebrewing. I wanted to buy everything. But yea, after Corrado’s we went made our way to Jackson Hole. It was not what I expected; it was located in a diner car basically, & I almost drove past it. It was kind of on the pricey side, but the burgers were huge.


Jackson Hole is the home of the 7 ounce burger. I wish I realized how big 7 ounces was before I ordered fries, because I didn’t even touch them. Now I got he Western Burger, topped with Jack cheese, fried onions, bacon, & barbeque sauce. The onions were a little overwhelming so I had to take some off, & the barbeque sauce was very tangy, more like a hot sauce, but other then that the burger was really good. It was very juicy & messy, but it tasted awesome. My girlfriend ordered the Soul Burger, with bacon, ham, American cheese, & friend onions, which was also very good (I make her let me try what she orders.) Overall, very good burgers, I just know next time not to order fries.

Now I know that Hamburger Helper & Wendy’s aren’t very impressive, but I’m trying to show homage to this lovely month by consuming burger meat as often as possible. They were my options. & they were good. haha Of all the fast food restaurants, I really don’t mind Wendy’s burgers. & $2.99 for a value meal is OK by me.

As far as beer goes, things have been realitively quiet. We are brewing a pilsner right now, which I am pretty excited for. I was going to go get some Mexican beer for Cinco de Mayo, but as I’ve said before, not really a fan of Mexican beer, so we had to stick with margaritas. For Sarah & I though, Cinco de Mayo is a lot like Christmas, so this was our tree.


We’ve began counting the days down until our vacation. In less than 2 weeks we will be in Vermont, drinking all their lovely beers. I really can’t wait. I can’t even begin to tell you how badly I need a vacation. & hopefully this year we will be able to get our VT beer passport completely stamped. & I think this year I’m going to get a hop tattooed. Last year I got a burger, so I guess it would be appropriate. I really can’t wait to get out of here. Bring on those Green Mountains!

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