Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ode to the Bacon Cheeseburger

Ode to the Bacon Cheeseburger,
and how I love thee.

Your buttery buns are crisp and chewy,
making the first bite exquisite.
When I taste the cheese and meat you hold,
it is truly a treat.

The bacon is crisp,
the mayo is creamy.
Whether it's cheddar or American,
I'm a happy duckie.

However, let's not forget the true star,
the beef is by far the most important part.
With just the right thickness and the proper seasoning,
I do believe a patty has stolen my heart.

Forget those greasy burgers,
Those half-raw excuses topped with watery tomatoes.
Forget the flavorless cheese, wilted lettuce and nasty onions,
And remember what a real hamburger is about.

Crispy bacon that crunches with every bite,
Cheese that is a perfect accompaniment--not too sharp, not too trite.
Beef thick enough to sink your teeth into
that drips with flavor and delight.

Add two toasted buns,
no sesame seeds please--
And you've got the perfect bacon cheeseburger
Just for me.