You’ll Cry out for your Mom after Eating a Burger at Nom!

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Om Nom Nom Nom is an onomatopoeic phrase used to indicate that someone is eating or that a food item is particularly delicious. The expression is often used to caption image macros that involve food or appear as if something is being eaten.

The expression originated with the character Cookie Monster from the children’s television series Sesame Street,who was invented by the American puppeteer Jim Henson in 1966. When given a plate of cookies, the monster would ravenously devour them while repeating the phrase “om nom nom.” The earliest known appearance of the phrase “om nom” online was submitted to the website Urban Dictionary on December 19th, 2004.(knowyourmeme.com)

 

Today’s Restaurant

Nom Burger – Sunnyvale, Ca

Average Cost

$11-$30

Rating (1-10)

9

Recommended Dishes: 

Nom Burger, Loaded Tater Tots

I love lunch time.

This is when you usually have hit the peak of your day and you need that energy boost.

Whether it is a break from work or after a morning work out, it will definitely give you a shot to make it through the rest of your day.

I’ve had a long morning at work and I need a big dose of carbs to get my mood back stable and joyous.

What better way to get a dose of joy back in your life than a juicy Burger.

I found the spot for that; and it’s called Nom Burger.

Let’s talk about it…

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So like I said, I’m famished and ready to sink my teeth into some greasy sweat dripping flesh.

I arrive at Nom Burger and skim through the menu, to not only see a list of some well thought out toppings and structure for different types of burgers, but also loaded tater tots.

Awesome! I love taters!

In America, we have been raised with tater tots as kids. I remember through grade school you would see tater tots almost with every meal.

Hot dog and TaterTots..

Hamburger and Tater Tots..

Corn dog and Tater Tots..

We even would have Tater Tots with fruit.

Anywho..

I ordered the loaded Tater Tots and the Nom Burger described as an All-natural beef patty, gruyere, caramelized red onions, butter lettuce and roasted tomato aioli. I also made sure to add candied bacon!!

Fast forwarding;  my food arrives and poses for me like Miss Universe and Miss California.

Miss California consisted of beautiful glistening tater tots laying one on top of another with a light blanket of sour cream and an orange top begging me to lay down with her.

Miss Universe was a succulent looking Burger, thick in the body but able to fit in all of the wrapped lettuce and onion fittings that surrounded her with buns so soft you want to sleep on them.

I dive into to a tater tot first and she explodes with flavor in my mouth.

Kaploooooow!

The perfect crunch and soft textures within, as well as the saltiness, spice and coolness from the drizzled sauce opens up my palate like a grenade hit it.

I’m really excited now so I dive in the burger next with my heart pounding out of my chest.

Shabaaaaang!

The bun is sweet, soft and tasty all on its own. The burger is super juicy, flavored and succulent.  The candied bacon had patent deserving flavorful!

Powerfully flavorful and sweet; combined with the grilled onions, it was a complete masterpiece.

Let me get more tater tots in my mouth. Bang!!

Another burger bite.. Pow!!

Booooom ! Paaaang! Poooooow!

Instant gratification! True live action eating! Great job Nom Burger!

Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!

Eating is an enjoyable way of life. Live it..Learn it..Love it!

Trevis Dampier Sr.

References

Orignally Crated by Jamie Dubs and Updated by Eρყƈ Wყɳɳ (May 2016)
Om Nom Nom Nom Retrieved from http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/om-nom-nom-nom 

 

You’ll need a Break after the Falls of Mcway..How about an Ambrosia Burger at Nepenthe!

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Big Sur is located along Scenic Highway One approximately 150 miles south of San Francisco and 300 miles north of Los Angeles. Historically, the name Big Sur, was derived from that unexplored and unmapped wilderness area which lays along the coast south of Monterey. It was simply called El Sur Grande, The Big South. Today, Big Sur refers to that 90-mile stretch of rugged and awesomely beautiful coastline between Carmel to the north and San Simeon (Hearst Castle) to the south. Highway One winds along its length and is flanked on one side by the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains and on the other by the rocky Pacific Coast.

The scenic qualities and the natural grandeur of the coast which result from the imposing geography, the rich vegetative compositions, and the dramatic meetings of land and sea are the area’s greatest single attraction to the public. Big Sur has attained a worldwide reputation for its spectacular beauty. Hiking, backpacking and scenic driving are major recreational activities.(bigsurcalifornia.org)

Today’s Restaurant

Nepenthe – Big Sur, Ca

Average Cost

$11-$30

Rating (1-10)

8.5

Recommended Dishes: 

Soup of the day, Ambrosia Burger

Not sure if you have ever experienced the beautiful wilderness and waterfalls of Big Sur but if you haven’t then you definitely should.

Streams all around you as you hike through the green forest of the Mcway Trail or Pfeiffer Falls, while fresh clean air flows through your lungs and you gaze over the mountains to see a gorgeous view of God’s creation of the Pacific Ocean greeting the soft sands of the beach in a turquoise blue.

After you have completed your hike, you can get replenished at a restaurant that gives you a beautiful view of the mountains and ocean at Nepenthe.

Let’s talk about it…

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There ain’t no doubt that I love Chili’s Southern Smokehouse!

Southern Smokehouse Burger

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The early years
While Chili’s was founded by Larry Lavine, it’s Norman Brinker that gets the credit for Chili’s being where it is today. Norman Brinker was an industry pioneer that served as President of both Jack in the Box and Burger King. He also founded Steak and Ale and helped get Bennigan’s off the ground. We can also thank Norman Brinker since he was the one that brought us the salad bar.

When Norman Brinker bought Chili’s from Larry Lavine in 1983, the chain had grown to 23 locations in the Southwestern part of the U.S. The original focus was on Chili’s original “Big Mouth Burger.” Brinker added Sizzling Fajitas to the menu in 1984 and Baby Back ribs in 1986.

Upside down picture in every Chili’s restaurant
No one is quite sure how it came about, but every Chili’s locations has one upside down picture hanging somewhere in the restaurant. Each sign is painted in red and green and hung upside down. The tradition looks to have influences of Chinese culture as the Chinese word for ‘arrive’ rhymes with the word for ‘upside down’. The upside down picture symbolizes that good luck will arrive and it’s a subtle way that Chili’s is greeting all those that arrive at its locations.(fool.com)

Today’s Restaurant

Chili’s – San Jose, Ca (Eastridge Loop)

Average Cost

$11-$30

Rating (1-10)

9

Recommended Dishes: 

Southern Smokehouse Burger

Anyone with a couple of kids has either heard of Chili’s or been to Chili’s.

It is a great place for family, groups as well, or just going by yourself for a quick bite or drink during Happy Hour.

I have been eating here for years and you can always count on them to add new delicious items to the menu as time moves forward.

They have great salads, chicken fingers and on today’s discussion; great hamburgers!!

Let’s talk about it..

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I’ll Camp Overnight in a Horse’s Stable for a Juicy Burger at The Table!

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The hamburger might have remained on the seamier margins of American cuisine were it not for the vision of Edgar “Billy” Ingram and Walter Anderson, who opened their first White Castle restaurant in Kansas in 1921. Sheathed inside and out in gleaming porcelain and stainless steel, White Castle countered hamburger meat’s low reputation by becoming bastions of cleanliness, health and hygiene (Ingram even commissioned a medical school study to show the health benefits of hamburgers). His system, which included on-premise meat grinding, worked well, and was the inspiration for other national hamburger chains founded in the boom years after World War II: McDonald’s and In-N-Out Burger (both founded in 1948), Burger King (1954) and Wendy’s (1969).

Led by McDonald’s (and helped by the introduction abroad of U.S. hamburger culture by millions of members of the American armed services during World War II), the hamburger—and American-style franchised fast food—soon spread globally. By 2013 there were more than 18,000 McDonald’s restaurants worldwide.(history.com)

Today’s Restaurant

The Table – Willow Glen

Average Cost

$11-$30

Rating (1-10)

10

Recommended Dishes: 

Get the burger!!

I’m sure everyone has a list of their favorite burgers..

From cheeseburgers, to bacon burgers, to mushroom burgers; any burger that touches my lips if it is cooked right just brings a tear of joy to my eyes!

However, there are some that down right just knock the ball out of the park and I must say that The Table restaurant in Willow Glen has done that job! Let’s talk about it!

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It’s as Illegal as Murder. .The Way I Consume This 5 Guys Burger!!!

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When groups of German immigrants began arriving in America during the 19th century, many earned their livelihood by opening restaurants in large cities like Chicago and New York. It wasn’t long before many of their menus featured an Americanized version of the Hamburg steak– beef that was minced or chopped and combined with garlic, onions, salt and pepper, then grilled or fried. In 1837, New York’s Delmonico’s restaurant offered a Hamburg steak on its first menu. At 10 cents it was the most expensive item, twice the cost of pork chops, veal cutlets and roast beef. A German restaurant at Philadelphia’s Centennial Exposition in 1876 served Hamburg steaks to thousands of customers. Afterwards the dish was in high demand, and could be found in non-German restaurants and in cookbooks like Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book, published in 1884:

Hamburgh Steak. – Pound a slice of round steak enough to break the fibre. Fry two orthree onions, minced fine, in butter until slightly browned. Spread the onions over the meat, fold the ends of the meat together, and pound again, to keep the onions in the middle. Broil two or three minutes. Spread with butter, salt and pepper.”(toriavey.com)

Today’s Restaurant

Five Guys – Santa Clara,Ca

Average Cost

Around $7 or less per each item

Rating (1-10)

10

Recommended Dishes: 

Any of the burgers, cajun style fries

Hands down..Five guys is one of the best burgers I have ever had!!

I don’t eat it all the time because of the calories but I tell you what; when I do I make sure to do it right!

When you first walk in you will see an easy menu to choose from, either you are eating a burger or a hot dog pretty much and out of those you can have selection of toppings to choose from.

These toppings are mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, relish, raw onion, jalapeño peppers, green peppers, A1 sauce, BBQ sauce and hot sauce.

We’re going with the bacon burger today and my favorite topping selection on my burger is what they call All The Way. That will give you mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, ketchup, and mustard.

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Please. ..Please. .Please. .Give me a Bacon Burger with Bleu Cheese!!

Bleu Cheese Bacon Hamburger

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The hamburger is actually a far more recent invention than most realize. While countless culinary innovators take credit for creating the burger, perhaps the most likely candidate was New Haven, Connecticut lunch-cart operator Louis Lassen. As the story goes, in 1900, Lassen served a ground beef sandwich to a worker on the go, giving rise to the hamburger. The Lassen family is continuing the tradition 113 years later. At Louis’ Lunch, the burgers are cooked in vertical cast-iron gas stoves and served on plain bread; the only condiments available are cheese spread, tomatoes, and onions. Ingredients such as ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise are strictly forbidden. According to the owners, students from nearby Yale University are often caught trying to smuggle ketchup into the grill. They are politely asked to leave.(listverse.com)

Today’s Restaurant

St. John’s Bar and Grill – Santa Clara

Average Cost

$15 for a burger, fries and a soda

Rating (1-10)

8.5

Recommended Dishes: 

Any burger of your choice!

I don’t know what you are doing for lunch but as for me and my house we will eat bacon burgers!!

And what better way to eat a bacon burger than with bleu cheese!

“Ewwww.. bleu cheese on a burger.. I think I will leave that for salad.”

“My silly friend, bleu cheese is a marvelous enhancement to a burger! Let me explain.”

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Oops! I was supposed to eat salad today…

Nation's Hamburgers

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Nation’s began with from a man, a Buick and a hot dog stand. Actually, it’s how Harvey’s began. Russ Harvey traded his 1948 Buick for a ten-foot wide, six-stool hot dog stand in San Pablo.(nationsrestaurants)

Today’s Restaurant

Nation’s Restaurant – 39180 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538

Average Cost

Around $5- $8 per serving depending on the dish

Rating (1-10)

7.5

Recommended Dishes: 

Bacon Cheeseburger, Fries, Breakfast

Darn it! This drug of sinful delectable beef won again! I can’t win for losing against this tender piece of intimacy, she gets me every time!

Oh well. It is what it is. I was supposed to eat salad today (at least that is what I told my coworker when he asked me what I was doing for lunch today) but I ended up on a completely different path.

You see, I try my best to eat a salad at least 2-3 times a week for lunch, so that way I can gratify myself with more carb generous foods throughout the week. Looks like I failed that mission. (waaa waaaa waaaaaaaaaa…)

I tell you what though, living ain’t living unless you live by this quote by J.K Rowling which states: It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. 

Now that’s live action living J.K. Rowling! Good quote!  🙂

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