Quips & Anecdotes - Slater's 50/50's 'Merica Burger

When buzz comes about that there is a burger at Slater's 50/50 that has a 100% bacon patty, I must round up people (basically my younger teenage brother who can eat anything and Duc who loves bacon more than he loves me) to tackle it. This was especially hurried because it was only being featured in July as the Burger of the Month. Limited time offer + bacon = poor life decisions.

So we went on Sunday to brave the feat, and I almost regret the decision but hey, look at the picture of how happy we were! How did this crazy burger come about? A dare. In my mind, Barney Stinson from HIMYM declared, "Challenge Accepted!," on the behalf of Chef Scott Slater after his SDSU friends dared him to make a 100% bacon patty. That's what happened and there the burger was, waiting to be eaten by the three of us.


We decided that we'd split the burger between the three of us, so out of fear of lack of food, we placed orders for two appetizers. The fried artichoke hearts was one of those ordered but I don't believe any of us liked them because we could taste the oil that got trapped between the layers of the hearts. Pretty bad and unhealthy (says we who were about to devour the 'Merica burger). The fried mac-n-cheese though was out of this world. I'm still craving it now. How could you not? It's fried mac and cheese! Delightfully crunchy on the outside and smooth and creamy on the inside, this appetizer made me feel like I had splurged on a childhood treat. Thumbs up!


Then the burger came out and we nearly died while staring at it. We had ordered the FULL POUND of the 'Merica Burger, a monstrous thing with a 100% bacon patty, thick cut bacon strips on top, a sunny side up egg, "bacon island" dressing, and bacon cheddar cheese. Depending on who you ask, it's heaven or hell. I honestly took about two bites of that thing before I pushed it away for Duc to finish off. If you could imagine ground cooked bacon as the glue holding together chopped and chunk pieces of bacon in a patty form, that was what the patty was like. It was ridiculous. It was salty. For the boys, it was conquered. I needed so much water after my few bites that I threw in the towel. I'll chalk it onto my list of poor life decisions, and they'll mark it as a life accomplishment. Slater's 50/50, once again we overindulged at you!

Funny story after the fact, by the way, was that we were wearing our pork-loving shirts that we got from Bad Pickle Tees. We went to many places afterward and eventually ended up at Veggie Grill...with...our...shirts about how tasty pigs are. Let's just say that I ordered food very embarrassingly covering my shirt as much as possible. I bet I looked weird. Le sigh.