The Thurmanator

August 17, 2009

The Thurmanator

The Thurmanator

Thurman Cafe: I think it is great that getting “Thurmanized” is part of the local jargon in Columbus and what they mean is that by having your first Thurman burger, you have been “Thurmanized”. That is a good sign of things to come. Thurman café serves up 17 different types of burgers plus 5 that are sometimes on the menu as specials. Each of these burgers start off as a ¾ LB patty and when burger starts with that you know you are going to have something good coming your way.

This placed opened originally as a bar and has evolved into a great place to get burgers, so the décor is that of your typical bar & grill. They have lots of different appetizers to try, so if you are with a group and you don’t think that a ¾ LB burger is enough for you be sure to get some of their hand cut fries, maybe even put some cheddar cheese on there also.

The ultimate burger that they serve here is the Thurmanator. This burger was developed for the competitors that come for the Arnold Bodybuilding Classic and if you have ever watched “World’s Strongest Man” on ESPN you know these are big boys and any food made to satisfy them is some Crazy Eats. The Thurmanator is a standard Thurman combined with a bacon cheddar burger, so it is a 1 1/2LB burger topped with ham, bacon, cheddar, provolone, american cheeses, mushrooms, and onions.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.thethurmancafe.com/

Address: 183 Thurman Avenue, Columbus, OH 43206

Phone: (614) 443-1570

Map: http://tr.im/wxB5

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel 

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food

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The Burger from HELL

August 11, 2009

Coyote Bluff: This place is know for one thing, the “Burger from HELL”. All the burgers here start off at 1/2lb and are covered with a stainless steel bowl after flipping to cook them all the way through with steam, now that is a novel idea that I will have to try sometime. You ever do that to melt the cheese on your own burger creation? I have, it works great! There are ten different burgers that they offer but the “Burger from HELL” is a whole other beast.

The “Burger from HELL” starts life like the rest of the burgers but that is where things go all wrong, or right, and that depends on your point of view. They then turn this into some real Crazy Eats by adding a cup full of grilled jalapenos, some homemade habenero sauce and cayenne sauce are add to this inferno. To finish it off they smother it in a handful of mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top then put the stainless steel bowl over it to melt it into a delectable piece of hell.

This place is full of good, hearty food and they have a strong following so expect line. Also get the chili cheese fries, 2LB of fries, 1LB of cheese and plenty of green chili’s on top for some more spice.  Look forward to eating in a classic old greasy spoon and enjoy yourself.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://coyotebluffcafe.com/

Address: 2417 S. Grand Street, Amarillo, TX 79103

Phone: (806) 373-4640

For map: http://tr.im/wl1C

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food