Oh, Canada. What were you thinking, eh?
There’s a place up there called The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, and they’re known for their unique stuffed burgers. Normally, that’s like a Juicy Lucy, which is when they put the cheese inside the patty.
But that’s tame compared to what they’re doing up north. This burger is stuffed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. In Canada, they go by just Reese, so this is the Reese PBC Burger, which features a half-pound beef patty stuffed with Reese’s, and then topped with smoked bacon, crispy onion strings, and yes, even more Reese’s.
Seems the responses on Twitter and Facebook are relatively positive, with people saying that it’s an interesting flavor combination.
I’ve never had a burger filled with chocolate, but I know that feeling. At a place called Slater’s 50/50 in Pasadena, Calif., I enjoyed the Peanut Butter and Jellousy burger, which is bacon-infused beef, topped with more thick cut bacon, peanut butter and strawberry jelly, and served on a honey wheat bun. My response was the same – it was interesting and different and I’m not sure why I liked it because I technically shouldn’t have. But I did. I wouldn’t go to Pasadena just for it, but I’d certainly try it again. And of course I have a photo of it.
I was having a conversation with a colleague this morning about trying this peanut butter cup burger. He said that even if he wanted to or did try it, he wouldn’t tell anyone. And I agreed at first. But I’ve since rethought that because Instagram. How could I not try something like that? Besides, Canada is just so unique and when in Canada, one should always do as the Canadians do.
This place sounds pretty good. Right now, they’re only in Canada, but any place that offers tater tots smothered in beer and bacon cheese sauce with caramelized onions, bacon bits, green onions and served with warm gravy for dipping has to be a friend to all Americans. And if you aren’t brave enough for peanut butter and chocolate filled burgers, there are at least 50 other unique and intriguing choices including the Down Under with caramelized onions, egg, pineapple, purple beets & gouda and the Love Goat with peppercorn crust, goat cheese, sweet & spicy sauce and bacon.
I won’t be going to Canada just for the burger, although I did once drive to Canada from Pittsburgh especially for a candy bar that you couldn’t get here at the time. While I would love to tell that story here, it’s best kept for another separate post. Hey, if that doesn’t make you want to subscribe to my updates, nothing will.
What do you think? Are you brave enough to enjoy your dinner and dessert in one bite? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter.