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Are You Gonna Eat That? Heart Attack Burger

The Dish: The Heart Attack Burger

Where to Get It: The Light Horse, 715 King St., Alexandria; (703) 549-0533;

Price: $17

What It Is: Two grilled  cheese sandwiches serve as buns for an Angus beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and melted Monterey Jack, Swiss, and Cheddar cheeses.

What It Tastes Like: Like you’re too skinny. Delightfully coarse, the patty is so fresh and juicy you almost feel like you’re eating something healthy—at least until you taste the intense medley of cheeses. This is a burger that should be eaten with such abandon that you might as well stuff the side of fries in there, too.

History of the Dish: General manager and partner Dave Pressley thought it would be funny to combine a burger and a grilled cheese and see how many people would order it. The answer? “We sell five or six a day,” Pressley grins.

How to Eat It: Roll up your sleeves, plant both feet firmly on the floor, and unhinge your jaw. This one’s a real workout.

Photo by Mary Kong-DeVito

  • AWD


  • Amused Reader

    Nice to see Dave Pressley take the credit for something else..

  • SW

    So he's ripped off Duffy's, basically.

  • Dave Pressley

    I have actually never claimed it was an original idea and never once thought that we were the only ones doing something like this. I've never heard of Duffy's burger until I saw your post, SW. I googled it and it looks pretty awesome!

    I literally sat down at the computer to make some other menu changes in the summer of 2011 and since we already had burgers and grilled cheeses on the menu, I simply decided to put them together. No big deal. It was an extra menu item that used existing products we already had in-house.

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