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Monday, October 24, 2011
XXL Double Kingburger, Fresh Onion Rings and a Maui Banana Milkshake at FATBURGER in Las Vegas!
I can't believe that I almost ate the whole thing!
After being ill from Thursday through Saturday and eating almost nothing but a Korean soup and a vegetable borscht, I was starving for some food Sunday night. I mean I was very hungry! All that the Sunday afternoon Ukraine Borscht meal did was wet my appetite. I figured that FATBURGER would be a good choice for filling my tummy up on a Sunday evening!
I posted a blog about FATBURGER's Red Rock Casino location a few weeks ago. A free standing FATBURGER is located close to where I live and that is a nice convenience. I went to the FATBURGER that is located on Rancho, one block north of Craig in Las Vegas.
The free standing FATBURGER shops have a much more comfortable feel than the food court locations at casinos. The theme of this FATBURGER location was 1960's soul music and 1950's classic hamburger stand! Pictures of many great Afro American soul and pop entertainers were hanging on the walls. Soul music and early 1960's pop music was playing in the dining area! Chrome plated red vinyl soda fountain stools, tables and chairs and stainless pre-fab diner decor gave the dining area a very nostalgic feeling that was perfect for an old fashioned true hamburger experience! This FATBURGER location is like stepping into the golden age of hamburger history!
I was so very hungry when I placed my order and "my eyes were bigger than my stomach!" All I could do was stare at the at the picture of the XXL Double Kingburger on the menu and think to myself that I can handle this huge burger. The Double Kingburger weighs 16 ounces! That is one whole pound of burger between two buns with cheese and all the fixings. I must have been temporarily insane from hunger, because I also ordered the fresh made onion rings and a hand scooped ice cream Maui Banana Milkshake too!
FATBURGER has great service and fun employees. Each item was delivered to my table! The first to arrive was the hand scooped ice cream Maui Banana Milkshake. No, this milkshake did not come from some kind of an imitation pink slime milkshake machine, like the ones that nearly every burger restaurant uses to make awful imitation milkshakes. This was a milkshake that was made in a blender, the same way that milkshakes were made in the 1950's! The Maui Banana flavor was incredibly refreshing and great tasting!
The fresh made onion rings showed up next. I cannot even give the slightest compliment about other burger stands or fast food restaurants that sell frozen "mystery" onion rings. When I first started as a cook many years ago, all onion rings were made to order the old fashioned way, just like FATBURGER does. For someone who likes onion rings, there is no better way to make an onion ring! The flavor of the onion literally comes alive. These onion rings needed no ketchup. This was the first time that I have ordered onion rings at a burger stand in over twenty years, because I only like fresh onion rings! The o-rings were great!
The 16 ounce XXL Double Kingburger with Cheese was the last item that was delivered to my table. The Double Kingburger is monumental! This is a priceless work great big hamburger art! Fresh beef, top quality old fashioned American cheese, lettuce, pickle relish, tomato, mustard and mayonnaise is how old fashioned burgers were served, many years ago. Ketchup on the side and onions on request is how many classic American burger stands offered a menu burger. FATBURGER is tradition, so this was hoe the burger was served! The two 8 ounce patties were tender, juicy and full of great grilled burger flavor!
I chomped and "scarfed" that burger down like a crazy person that had been lost in the desert for a week and found a burger stand in a mirage! I was hungry! I kind of hit the proverbial wall with only two bites of the Double Kingburger left to go. I literally could not eat another bite of the 16 ounce burger, or I might explode! I did finish the yummy milkshake and the onion rings. The employees were watching me eat and they had that Las Vegas look on their faces like they placed wagers on whether I could finish the Double Kingburger or not! I actually came pretty close to conquering this huge hamburger.
After my meal, I kept saying to myself that I will never let my hunger order so much food to eat ever again! I was flat out stuffed to the gills! All that I could do was lay down and groan with pleasure after I got home. I definitely got my money's worth at FATBURGER and I was not hungry any more.
There is only one burger that is bigger at FATBURGER and that is the XXXL Triple Kingburger that weighs in at a staggering 24 ounces! There is absolutely no way that I could ever eat that whole burger in one sitting, no matter how hungry I could be. It would take someone with a very big appetite to finish that giant burger.
Again, I recommend FATBURGER if you want the classic traditional burger experience in a great old fashioned 1950's burger stand atmosphere! There are no heat lamps or microwaves at FATBURGER. Everything is cooked to order! The service is second to none and FATBURGER is always rated as the best in the west! So yummy! ... Shawna