It’s another crazy day around here with baseball practice looming and the prospect of odd dinners at strange times. In honor of the start of baseball season, I thought it was time for a Food that Can Kill You – ballpark edition.
This is kind of old news but I have been saving it for a special occasion. Ladies and Gentlemen allow me to present the Fifth Third Burger:
The West Michigan Whitecaps, a Class A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers are serving this big boy at the old ballpark this season. Good gravy. Here is a description
Start with an 8-inch sesame seed bun that requires 1 pound of dough and is made specially for the Whitecaps by Nantucket Baking Co. of Grand Rapids. Spoon on nearly a cup of chili and place five one-third pound hamburger patties on top of that. (Get it, 5/2 pounds of beef for the Fifth Third Burger?)
Add five slices of American cheese and liberal doses of salsa, nacho cheese and Fritos. Top it off with lettuce, tomato and sour cream and you have a burger that can be sliced with a pizza cutter and feed four people for $20. Jalapeños are optional.
Now, I don’t know about you but I think that would feed w-a-a-y more than four people. The article goes on to say that if anybody manages to eat one all by themselves, they will get some kind of free t-shirt. I think a free angioplasty would probably be more appropriate.
I can only hope they have those automatic defibrillator thingies at the ballpark.
Just in case you want to have a go at making one of these babies at home, here is a video how to.