10 Bizarre Burgers From Around the Country (and the World)
PYT (Instagram) It's only a matter of time before the Twinkie Burger becomes a state fair staple.
Fresh on the heels of the cronut trend comes another NYC native, the ramen burger. You may have enjoyed a teriyaki burger or two in the past, but Asian-American fusion has never been quite like this. In Keizo Shimamoto's version, the basic burger bun is replaced with two pressed ramen discs to make what we can only imagine is a squishy, messy indulgence.
But crazy burgers are nothing new. This is America, after all -- land of the oversized and not-to-be-outdone. Here are ten bizarre burger creations that will make you do a double-take.
Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger PYT
When a burger is served on a fried bun, there are usually two glazed doughnuts involved. Legend has it that crazy creation is called the Luther Burger, in honor of Luther Vandross. But after decades as a cult classic, this sickeningly sweet burger has been overshadowed by another fried bun. And this one's even more American: Deep-fried Twinkies. Philadelphia burger joint PYT just released this bad boy last month, and if you want to get your hands on it, you have to shell out $12. But the bad news is it's planned to be a limited-time special.
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Triple Coronary Bypass The Vortex Bar & Grill
A lot of restaurants now have a burger that threatens some sort of heart failure, but this restaurant in Atlanta offers several levels of dietary sin. There are three Bypass Burgers to choose from, and the Triple Coronary (a.k.a. The Super-Stack) really takes the cake, er, half-pound beef patties. The menu describes it as "sort of a Coronary Bypass surrounded by a Double Coronary Bypass." In all its glory, you get three burger patties, three fried eggs, 14 slices of American cheese, and 10 slices of bacon. But that's not all. The best part is the bun is replaced with two grilled cheese sandwiches. And yeah, you also get a side of French fries and cheesy tater tots.