Trying to cut back on cursing in front of the kiddies? Good luck avoiding that while you take a bite into Howie Kleinberg's new take on the Luther burger. "Holy [bleep]!", "Damn, this is [bleep]ing amazing!", and even a barely audible "Oh [bleep] yeah" were heard as three ladylike bloggers and two generally genteel PR reps sunk their fangs during a complimentary preview into the divinity that will surely become a cult favorite.
Luther, that sexy devil that will be officially making its debut alongside a dozen other signature Certified Angus burgers and a few souped-up hot dogs at the relatively new Bulldog Burger, can literally be described as a monster patty topped with bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar, and a house sauce (ketchup, mayo, sriracha, and horseradish). But here's the kicker: that dirty bastard is sandwiched between a glazed Challah bun that would give a Krispy Kreme doughnut an inferiority complex.
But let's not be remiss and avoid a show and tell of Kleinberg's other contestants:
Morning Glory with a hash brown and Bustello Red Eye mayo.
Not So Kosher, featuring kosher salami with Swiss and homemade Thousand Island dressing.
Honky Tonk Woman has house-pulled pork and fried homemade pickles.
Kleinberg pressed the bun on his Cubano and topped it with fritas, ham, and Swiss.
And the runner-up: Hawaii Five-O with grilled pineapple and a sauce made with mayo, hoisin, sriracha, and pineapple juice.
Just walk into Bulldog Barbecue, and you'll notice it has been expanded to include two concepts under one roof. The new menu doesn't officially roll out until Monday but you can sneak in and try any of the aforementioned if you just utter the secret phrase to your server: "I'd [bleep]ing do anything for a bite of that [bleep]ing amazing Luther burger."
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