Before the Christmas break set in, AK's was witness to a Burger Throwdown! All of this stemming from a bet at a very late night dinner after a dinner. The premise is that if one, eats a new burger patty record, then one gets to name the burger, until it is topped by the next patty. Currently we were on The Hogg, a Triple Bacon Cheeseburger. Well one thing leads to another and someone says that they can throwdown a Quad Bacon Cheeseburger and it escalates to the now Famous Andrew Trio, claiming" I'll take that challenge and see you one patty" And its on! So as the day breaks, we were left wondering if the record was to be broke, finally our hungover contestants finally made there way to AK's and it was on!
We pride ourselves in our burgers, a purely local burger, using Walla Walla Bread Company buns, Thundering Hooves meat and bacon, caramelized Walla Walla winter onions, green tomatoes pickled by yours truly and Tillamook Cheddar Cheese. Griffin, the quad man came first, his had cheese and onions on each 5.5oz patty, a bun in the middle of two sets of two patties, bacon on the top patty and two layers of tomatoes. This beast topped out at 41oz pure of pure burger bliss! Now if was a timed event, Griffin would had this one in the bag, gone in under 10 minutes, absolutely amazing!
Andrew then saunters up and we pass his now famous, Andrew Trio Five Patty Daddy, through the window to him. It was a sight to behold, 48.5oz of hot and juicy burger bliss. Andrew dressed it up with a little Tabasco and Ketchup and "headed to the wall". Now with Andrew, time wasn't the issue, the pure size was. Well, as time wore on the burger was getting smaller, finally the deed was done and The ATFPD, was history! Amazing, 2 guys and nearly 6 lbs of burgers consumed!
We now await the arrival of the person who thinks they are man or woman enough to up the ante! We will see!
This got us thinking, of a little food contest for the upcoming Spring/Summer. If Nathans can have a Hot Dog eating contest, why can't AK's have a burger eating contest? We are currently working out the details and lining up the sponsors, but we might have a new annual event happening here in Walla Walla!