Burgers as big as your head

hamburger heaven

One of the fun perks of living in a military-centric area is that so many different cultures, and cuisines are represented. Small, locally owned restaurants here feature authentic South Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican, German, Italian and of course American mom and pop comfort food.

I like dining at local restaurants, supporting local businesses. One of my favorites is a hole-in-the-wall burger joint housed in a former gas station. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t some typical greasy, beef patty place. These burgers are as big as your head. When they’re brought to your table, they aren’t held together by a measly toothpick garnished with cellophane tassels. No… these behemoths are skewered by a table knife.

If you use that knife for anything other than holding all the ingredients together until you can dive into it, you will be taunted for having to cut your food into wimpy, bite-sized pieces. If you’re a guy, you’ll be mercilessly chastised for being girlie. I’ve witnessed the shaming. The burgers are meant to be enjoyed in all their delicious, messiness. There will be drips and drops, copious napkin usage, and licked fingers.

There is no pretense that these burgers are in any way good for you. Garnished with rémoulade, creamy horseradish sauce, homemade garlic aioli, cheeses, bacon, tater tots, and hand-dipped fried onion rings, biting into any one of these massive sandwiches is a taste explosion.

I don’t have a favorite sandwich, because every time I go, I get something different. And, every time, at that moment, that is my favorite.

Submitted to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week the theme was “lunchtime”

*Photo venue: Tucker Duke’s, Valparaiso FL. This was not a sponsored review. I received no compensation for this post.

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  3. Oh my! I’m sitting here, hungry … and the last thing I should have done was read this post! Those burgers sound AMAZING! If I’m ever in your area, I’ll be looking for this place!

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    1. If you’re ever in my area, I’ll TAKE you there.

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  4. Oh my goodness. I need one of these, STAT!

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  7. wait, you and a lot of nothing met? awesome…now we have to get together. get on Bobina about that.

    I want two of those burgers.

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    1. Angie and Patrick grew up in the same town where I live now. We’re boggy girls.

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  9. All I can say is, Mmmmmmmm.

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  11. Dude. Best burgers ever. Did you take that pic when we were there together?

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    1. I’ve been back a lot, but yes, that photo was from our lunch.

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  12. Right. Next time we’re in Niceville, we’re eating with you.

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    1. Give me a call, I’ll save us a table… seriously.

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  13. I can’t believe you just told the entire internet I have a big head.
    Sigh…
    I love places like that! Last one was a roadside burger stand after bungee jumping that had the greasiest, carcinogen laden buns of deliciousness ever.
    Until the next stop, of course…

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  14. That looks and sounds amazing! I’m coming to visit you just for that sandwich.

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    1. I’ll take you there, just don’t eat anything the day before. You’ll be stuffed.

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        1. Just us girls, we’ll leave the menfolk at home.

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