Some readers might know that Biscuit Aisle is creating a new cuisine called “Spaghetti-Western Food.” People fuse all kinds of cuisines for diners who will pay top dollar for tiny dollops. Like the photo to the right, it’s “Big Plate, Small Bite, Big Bill.” Wolfgang Puck pioneered this format of paying a lot for a little, and outcomes have been heresies like “pad thai taco,” “kimchi quesadilla” or “sushi pizza.” (These are real examples.)
But, as has been said by orthodox Christians about “Christian Science,” it’s neither Christian nor Science.
I love all those dishes separately, but together…? Not so much. In fact, it’s adjacent to scandalous.
Fortunately for Biscuit Aisle, “spaghetti-western food” is not an invented fusion but rather is a mealtime companion to the eponymous film genre whose most famous director is Sergio Leone and whose most famous examples are movies like Leone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” or his “Dollars” trilogy (e.g. “Fistful of Dollars.” And notice that it’s a fistful, not a pinky’s worth, of dollars).
Lee Van Cleef was the “Bad” in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” He now has a burger named after him. (Though I mixed him up with the “Ugly” character, played by Eli Wallach.) Nevertheless, my hunt for the ultimate ugly burger continues. And the journey must end, of course, with the ultimate spaghetti-western burger, which would be one named after either Clint Eastwood, the star of many movies in that genre–though, notably, not in the most famous “Once Upon A Time In The West”–or director Sergio Leone.
On the occasion of my 100th Instagram post (at bottom), I decided to crowdsource the name, knowing that someone would come up with the favored moniker for the simple but still ugly burger. (I don’t recommend this process for newborn humans, and you will shortly see why.)
Here are the entries, and after that I’m going to ask a favor of you that will come with a reward:
- Black Forest Bacon Double Trouble Burger
- Cheesecon Burger
- Tuscan Baconator
- Upchuck Corral
- The Good, the Ham and the Patties
- Under the Tuscan Bun
- Grand Canyon Massacre
- Patty Capone
- Sundance Burger
- The Killer B Burger
- Double Hop-Along Howdy, with bacon
- El Corozanary
- Il (capital “I” lower case “l”) Cuoronary
- Burger You Can’t Refuse
- The Eastwood
- The Widowmaker
- T-shirt Burger
In the COMMENTS section below, please list your TOP 3 FAVORITE NAMES. The person who first suggested the winning name will win a FREE t-shirt–sent to them anywhere in the U.S. at my expense–and I will also send a t-shirt to one of those who pick the winning name.
Honor system: don’t read through the comments to see how the voting is going. :))
So vote today and win a chance at a free t-shirt for yourself or for a foodie friend!