Are You Gonna Eat That? Ted’s Bulletin’s Peanut Butter Bacon Burger
The Dish: Drew’s Peanut Butter Bacon Burger
Where to Get It: Ted’s Bulletin, 1818 14th St. NW and 505 8th St. SE
What It Is: An eight-ounce beef patty topped with bacon and peanut butter on a sesame seed brioche bun, served with tomato, lettuce, onion, and pickles plus fries and house-made tomato jam on the side.
What It Tastes Like: All the meatiness, fat, and crunch of a bacon-topped burger crossed with the roof-sticking richness of a PB&J.
The Story: Co-owner Drew Kim used to eat peanut butter bacon burgers growing up, and this decadent number pays homage to his favorite flavor combo. (So does the bacon peanut butter pop-tart.) “It goes together, strangely,” says Jacob Hunter, executive chef at the 14th Street location. “I have my own weird combos too, like Ritz crackers with Cheddar, peanut butter, and hot sauce, so I understand where it comes from. But like I always say, there’s nothing peanut butter and a spoon can’t fix.”
How to Eat It: The challenge won’t be looking like a dog with peanut butter on his nose, as this burger has just enough of the stuff for you to keep your dignity. Rather, the challenge will be biting into the thick stack of ingredients without something darting out the other side.
Photo by Mary Kong-DeVito