|That's a thick burger!|
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With a last name like Hunsperger, I was the target of lots of interesting variations growing up. One that always seemed to stick was Hamburger. Since I've always enjoyed hamburgers, the name never bothered me. Little did I know back in my elementary school days that I'd actually have a hamburger named after me.
For about a year now I have joined my friends from News 3 This Morning for a weekly trip to Crossroads Coffee Company in Carterville. Don't let the name fool you though. There's more than lattes, cappuccinos, and coffee brewing there. Crossroads has a complete breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. There are burgers, soups, chicken wraps and more. Since most of us get up at 2 a.m. or earlier, we all usually opt for lunch at 9 a.m. as opposed to the tradition omelets, waffles, or bagels the restaurant also sells.
We hit Crossroads every Friday, and depending on the week, we may go another day as well. We've all dined there on our own too and I think it's safe to say it's "our place". The management and staff are always very inviting and accommodating to our large (and often loud) group. Oh, before I go any further, I am not in any way being compensated by Crossroads or anyone else for that matter. As the blog name suggests, this is just My 1-2-3 Cents (even though I'm not writing about wrestling today)
|I'm on a menu! So cool.|
On January 4 the big reveal was made. I actually had the first ever Kevin HunsBurger. They hadn't even done a test run of it. Let me tell you it was awesome. So, what's on it? It's 8 ounces of Angus beef. The patty is topped with lettuce, tomatoes, homemade chili (which includes BACON), jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, and waffle fries. It's an extremely thick burger. I've already gotten some ribbing that as the health reporter I should endorse such a hearty burger. Well, as I always include in my Food for Thought and Eat This, Not That reports, moderation is the key.
|Two thumbs up!|
Couldn't put it down for the second.
Of course, I'm bias, but I think the burger is delicious. It's also very filling since it is topped with two different sides (the chili and waffle fries). So if you're in the area, I would highly suggest the Kevin HunsBurger. Not only does eating one help support the American Cancer Society, but also a small business in our community.
If you do try one, please let me know what you think.