Along with my husband and I, Seth (Best Memphis Burgers), Shannon (Memphis Foodie), her boyfriend, Ken (Ken's Food Find) and Kevin (Burn My Mouth) all settled down last Wednesday to tackle this enormous burger.
(I borrowed this photo from Shannon, because my group shot didn't turn out very well)
While it was whole, the task seemed daunting. But owner Shawn Danko bet that we'd finish it off in less than 15 minutes.
Seth cut the burger into 7 pretty equal wedges, and we went to town. I see where they get you on this; there is a massive amount of bread attached to this 4 pound beef patty. But, the bread is really, really good. It's soft and a little sweet and a great accompaniament to the burger.
I was shocked at what this burger wasn't: It wasn't burnt, and it wasn't dry. What this burger was: juicy, flavorful and not nearly as massive when split up amongst 7 hungry diners. We smashed the whole burger and all the fries (which are extra delicious) in well under 15 minutes. We even ordered more food:
(Fried Pickles and Holy Smoke wings) - The fried pickles will change your life, trust me.
It wasn't an official challenge (since it was a group effort), but Shawn and the entire Kooky Canuck crew took great care of us. It was also really awesome to meet some of Memphis' finest food bloggers and put faces with names.
Hopefully, we'll be able to dine together again soon.
97 South 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Average Appetizer Price: $7-$10
Average Sandwich Price: $7-$10
Average Entree Price: $10-$15
Average Dessert Price: $6-$8