Friday, February 08, 2013

South Troy Burger

If you were ever impossibly stoned in Charlottesville in the early 70s you'd like as not find your way to the University Diner to eat a grills-with.  This pre-supposes that you've already eaten your Gusburger with a side of mac salad and a glass of milk.

A grills-with was a glazed donut that had been warmed on the same grill, presumably, where they cooked the hamburgers and the fried eggs and the bacon and the hash brown, then topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Think about that for a moment.

Now imagine yourself impossibly stoned in Troy, NY.  Here, in the present day.  You'd like as not find your way to the Brown Bag to eat a South Troy Burger.

Hamburger, with bacon, with peanut butter, served on a glazed donut.

Dog, can that possibly be right?
As right as rain my friend.
Peanut butter?
The mind reels.

Me?  I don't sing the blues all night long, like I used to do.  But wow.

The mind reels.

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