Culinary no-no #617

Culinary no-no began on Father’s Day 2007, a beautiful summer day, when I wrote about grilling brats. And eating brats. And topping those brats. I was inspired by my wife, Jennifer who, in my admittedly unscientific opinion, ruins brats by squirting ketchup on them. Other dining taboos quickly came to mind. The original idea was to take this concept only a few months, till the end of summer and then pull the plug. Then the unexpected happened. People started reading Culinary no-no. Lots of folks. So we keep doing the no-no.

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Have you ever had a burger from Sendik’s?

I was about to say it’s a whopper but that’s somebody else.

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Here’s how a Sendik’s burger can be described…

Recently Jennifer picked up some of those “huge” babies ….

“Wait, wait, wait Kev. Are you suggesting a Sendik’s hamburger is this week’s…”

No, no, no. Pay attention. I’m gettin’ to it.

Put those suckers on a hot grill.

Five minutes or so on side. Flip. Five or so minutes on the other.

Placed some raw onion in aluminum foil and that went on the grill, too.

Burgers were done. Time to assemble the beauties inside.

Burger on buttered bun?


Cheese on burger? Must have cheese.


Tomato slice next?


Grilled onions on top of all that?


Some lettuce?

Of course.

Mustard on top bun?

You got it.

Oops. Almost forgot. A few slices of bacon?

Oh yeh.

Sendik’s bakery bun is the final finish.

I was coming off having a tooth filling replaced so I was a bit sore and had to gingerly open my mouth to make an edible dent in that tower of beef. Ah, but it was worth it.

“Um, say Kev, I’ve been reading along carefully, and I gotta be honest. I’m not feelin’ a no-no, pal.”

Astute reader, that’s because there is no no-no in any of the above.


Unless you ask Jim Gaffigan.

On CBS’ Sunday Morning show Gaffigan opined on the great American sandwich.


Speaking of CBS Sunday Morning and burgers, from today’s broadcast…

Oh, Yes, That Apology From Starbucks To Local AZ Cops Is Quite Different Than How It Handled Its Fiasco In Philly

OK. I’ll believe this when I taste it.

Did you know any of this?



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