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Posts tagged burger
Day #8 of Bacon Advent included a trip back in time to a place filled with happy childhood memories and lots and lots of ice cream…oh, and some bacon…the newly opened Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Having grown up going to Farrell’s I was hysterically happy when I received an invite to the pre-opening VIP lunch at the new location, and I was grinning from ear to ear during my entire experience. There has been a Farrell’s at the Mountasia in Santa Clarita for a while, but honestly I have always found it a little dark and odd. I went there a couple of times but sadly it never had the energy I remembered from the old Farrell’s. Well, I have good news my friends, the new Farrell’s in Rancho Cucamonga is the Farrell’s of my childhood. The staff is high energy, customer focused and full of fun! There is lots of yelling, drum banging, joke telling, singing, dancing…you get the idea…just like it used to be when you were a kid. They have really gone over the top with the training of their staff and the attention to detail in making this Farrell’s match the childhood memories I have of all the great moments I spent at Farrell’s.
The one thing they have improved on is the food…admittedly the old Farrell’s never had good food and my family and friends only ever went for the ice cream. The menu has starters, salads, burgers, sandwiches and the same ice cream concoctions you will remember from the old menu.
For Bacon Advent I had the Swiss Mushroom Burger - 1/3 lb. burger, lettuce, pickle, tomato, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and mayo…I of course added bacon. And we also had these beauties:
Caramel nugget sundae (left) - caramel and almonds under vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, Spanish peanuts, chocolate ice cream, more vanilla
ice cream, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry.
Mocha nut sundae (right) - chocolate, butter pecan, and coffee ice cream, with coffee, chocolate and butterscotch toppings, whipped cream, peanuts, almonds, and a cherry.
Going to Farrell’s and having such an awesome experience made Day #8 of Bacon Advent a very special day!
Hangover Burger at Dog Haus Biergarten
For day one of “Bacon Advent” and also day one of “365 days of bacon” I went to Dog Haus Biergarten, one of my favorite local spots and ordered the beautiful burger pictured above. The delicious Hangover Burger is a 1/3 lb. beef patty, magical orange grease Haus chili, white American cheese, a fried egg, mayo, and last but not least, smoked BACON. This is one of my favorite burgers on the planet and although not pictured, I added Cole slaw to the burger which takes it way over the top. Go big or go home, that is all I can say my friends. I of course had to have the tater tots…magical deep fried nuggets of potato mixed with fairy dust and rainbows that are delivered to earth on the back of a unicorn. The tots at the the Dog Haus are fabulous! I washed it all down with a Golden Road “Point the Way” IPA.
Definitely an epic start to 365 Days of Bacon!!!
Dog Haus Biergarten
93 E. Green Street
Pasadena CA, 91105
Last week I saw this 7 patty Whopper on the web and absolutely had to have one.
Unfortunately they are only available in Japan. Knowing that Burger King’s slogan is “have it your way,” we took a trip to our local BK (Saugus, CA) and asked them to make us one. We caused quite a stir in the place (I guess we were the first people to want 7 hamburger patties on 1 burger…go figure) but they happily made us our Windows 7 Whopper. They even delivered it to our table!
It looked just as good, and big, as it did in the picture!
And to top off the wonderful experience, one of my pictures was later featured on the LA Weekly foodblog: http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/food-oddities/windows-7-whopper-only-in-japa/
Oh, and yeah, I really ate the whole thing!
The Windows 7 Whopper cost a little under $15.00. The experience…priceless!
Link to an article about the Windows 7 Whopper: