August 20, 2012
($12.95) at Hash House A Go Go (1212 N. State Parkway 312-202-0994)
Toppings: Mashed potatoes and applewood-smoked bacon sandwiched between two patties
Weirdness rating: 1. Bacon? Yawn -- but mashed potatoes racks up a point for uniqueness.
Messiness rating: 3. Though the mashed potatoes serve as a good glue for the two patties, keeping the whole thing together during consumption is a major feat.
Prepare to feel like you¿re on an episode of "Man vs. Food" when this behemoth arrives at the table, secured by a steak knife and a giant branch of rosemary. Size, unfortunately though, is pretty much all this burger has going for it. Though you seemingly can¿t go wrong with a trifecta of comfort-food goodness (mashed potatoes, bacon and beef) the patties were bland and dry, and the meager slices of bacon got completely lost among everything else. ¿Tran Ha