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G Burger: G stands for awesome and huge.

After spending some time with Michelle’s grandpa, we needed to get something to eat in Northern Orange County. Michelle recommended G Burger. They have a variety of sandwiches and burgers to choose from, but they’re known for the burger for which they’re named.

Behold the G Burger. It stands the height of my hand from the bottom of my palm to the tip of my finger. It starts with a  hamburger patty with your choice of American, Cheddar, Swiss, Pepper Jack, Goat, or Bleu Cheese. Then toss on teriyaki glazed onions, mushrooms, grilled pineapple, a fried egg, deli pastrami, avocado, chili, bacon, and remember that first hamburger patty? Toss on another one.

Yes, it’s a large burger, but don’t judge it by its size alone. The meat is perfectly seasoned and grilled to perfection. I would say that it’s not just the hamburger patty itself that makes this burger. It’s greatness is the sum of each individual topping, equally as good. If you take a look around this place, you’ll see the fresh ingredients they use. When you bite into this behemoth of a burger, you won’t find yourself trying to gnaw through a layer of chewy mushrooms or pineapple slices from a can. They really go the distance in preparing this burger.

Add some chili cheese fries to your meal, and you will be a happy camper. Their chili reminds me of Tommy’s, a place whose chili is one of my favorites.

For those of you that venture outside Los Angeles County, make this one of your stops. There are some awesome burgers east of the 605, and G Burger is one of them, proving good burgers don’t have to be tiny.

Cooking = Learning by Failure

I need to learn to cook more things, but until I do I have been sticking with changing things up by adding other items I like to the mix. Meat, good. Jam, good. Meat and jam? Good! Okay maybe not quite like that.

If you make chili, make chili dogs.

Corn bread always goes well with chili.

This is actually a separate batch of chili, because I liked the first batch so much. I used ground turkey to try to keep it healthier, and in the process learned beef works better, because it doesn’t stick together as much as turkey.

It’s hard to tell what this is based on the photo. This is a Mexican stew with chicken, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers. I can tell you that I did not like this very much to start. It tasted like watery tomatoes, so I stirred in some hot sauce and left it on low heat.

It was much better less runny. I topped it with a fried egg and called a success.

I am far from a master chef or even a mediocre cook. I don’t like following recipes, but because I don’t follow recipes I think I learn faster. Going off course I’ve learned a few things about what not to do. Here’s to many more food adventures!

Chili Cook Off: I Win!

Yup. I won the chili cook off. There was a grand total of one entry, mine. I was one of two judges participating in the scoring. Michelle was the other judge of course. We were fair and unbiased in our judging.

For anyone interested in the recipe, I based it very loosely on this. I chose it because it was the simplest recipe I could find without two dozen ingredients.

Goodbye America, you fatass!

Tuesday after we came back from Palm Springs, Michelle and I went to the airport to see our friends off. Her sorority sister and her husband moved to Singapore, at least for the time being. While at the airport, we were looking for a place to sit down for a while, and in front of our eyes was Pink’s. I knew they’d opened a few new location including one at the airport, but I didn’t know where it was until now. What better way to leave America than with an artery clogging hot dog and some chili cheese fries?

While it was sad to see our friends go, we know they’ll be back. If they don’t miss us I’m sure they’ll miss the feeling of having diarrhea from Pink’s, especially on an 18-hour long plane ride