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Archive for the month “April, 2012”

Rodeo Burger Roundup

Today I went to Burger King. I know, I know,  you’re probably thinking ” this kid is NUTS!” and that’s exactly what my Mom said.

Well, the reason I went was to try their Rodeo Burger. I wanted to try it because my blog is called Burger Rodeo and a burger with a similar name was something I had to try.

The Rodeo Burger is now ” officially” called the BBQ BK TOPPERS Burger. I don’t know when they changed the name,  but my Dad (and Wikipedia) said it used to be called the Rodeo Burger. The burger is a basic BK cheeseburger with Western fixins. These are 3 crispy onion rings and BBQ sauce. It wasn’t displayed on the menu board, but when I asked for it they knew what it was and made it for me.


The bun was squashed and doughy. The patty was dry and the only flavor came from salt. The onion rings were overcooked. The BBQ sauce was the best part. Maybe what this burger needs is a couple of strips o’ bacon.

I award this burger 3 out of 10. If it wasn’t for the BBQ sauce it would have been 2.


Gino’s is coming to Aberdeen

I heard today that Gino’s is coming to Aberdeen, MD.

Great news for Harford County!

And me 🙂

Burgers, Bacon and Cheese… Oh My!

Today I visited the Chesapeake Grill on US Route 40 in Havre de Grace. This is my “local” diner and it is a family favorite. I have been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Mom & Dad and my grandparents. I remember when it was called the Lighthouse Diner and it had a giant blue & white striped lighthouse in the parking lot. It still has nautical/maritime decorations inside with model ships and paintings.

I had the bacon cheeseburger. It is an 8 ounce hand-formed beef patty with American cheese and hickory smoked bacon. Fries, pickle and coleslaw are served as sides. You can have your burger with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, mayo, ketchup and mustard. I had it with just lettuce & tomato. (Seriously people! What kind of mayoholic puts mayo on a burger? That’s just yucky!!!)

Here is my burger before I did my stuff!

The burger was really juicy. The bacon a little salty and it could have been crispier. The cheese was white American and not yellow American which is something you don’t see a lot.

The only bad thing is that the burger is so big. After about half an hour I still wasn’t finished and I had to surrender. BURGER EATING FAIL!!! Here is a picture of what I had left. It was just 2 bites but it was too much. Give me a break – I am only a kid and this is a big, big, big, BIG burger.

I award this burger 6 out of 10. It is a little too big for a kid, but probably just right for an adult.

Choosing Cheeses

Hey guys! (Oh… and girls… girls eat burgers too!) Here’s your chance to show some love for your favorite cheese.

What kind of cheese do you like on your burger?

I prefer American because it’s creamy and melts easily. My second choice would be Ye Olde Englysh Cheddar. Swiss is too salty. Pepper Jack is too peppery. Blue cheese is… blue… which is just nasty.

I hate waiting in line!

Hey Dad! Those onions make your breath smell funky!

While we were at Red Robin (Yum!) Dad ordered a Red Robin Gourmet Cheeseburger with all the toppings.

He made me promise not to tell Mum that he was making a bad diet choice, but when she reads this blog she will find out anyway. Busted!

Dad ordered his burger “medium” and he said it was really juicy.

He definitely had pickles, onions and Red Robin relish because his breath smelled really bad for the next 4 hours. I am surprised Mum didn’t notice that when we got home. Maybe she decided to ignore it. Who knows with parents?

Dad says he really likes the Red Robin relish and he thinks that I should try it next time.

Thanks, Dad, but probably not. I like my burgers pure!

Dad says he gives the Gourmet Cheeseburger a “good to average” 6 out of 10.

Keepin’ it simple with the “Keep It Simple” burger

Visited Red Robin today with Dad.

I ordered the “Keep It Simple” Burger (price $7.99, includes “bottomless” fries).

The burger came in a warm, soft sesame seed bun. You can customize the burger with a whole grain bun, ciabatta roll or a jalapeño bun. But I prefer the original.

Red Robin uses fresh, never frozen patties. Mine was a perfect “well done” and not cooked like old leather. There was still plenty of juice inside and it was not over seasoned.

Listed in the menu, the Keep It Simple Burger comes with lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions. I skipped the pickles and onions because I didn’t want my breath to stink!

Other options include cheese (cheddar, American, blah blah blah…), Red Robin’s own-brand relish, and a fried egg. No offence to breakfast lovers, but who puts a fried egg on their burger? It’s not normal!

Overall I would award this burger 6 out of 10.

It is perfect for an adult who does not want a huge burger and it is perfect for a kid who does not want to order from the embarrassing kiddie menu.

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