Sunday, October 09, 2005
The Meat'normous Sandwich: Over-the-topism
What is "Over-the-topism"?
That's my name for a curious, sometimes-discouraging, often-humorous aspect of American culture. It might be described with the phrase, "anything worth doing, is worth doing grotesquely."
You see it especially in restaurant food.
"Do you have Chocolate cake?" No, double-chocolate; no, double-chocolate with mocha ganache; no, deep-double-chocolate-decadence cake; no, deep-double-chocolate-decadence (note its no longer worthy of the pedestrian "cake") in a raspberry bath, with creme fraiche...and so it goes.
Now comes the latest monument to Over-the-topism: Burker King's "Meat'normous" (TM) Sandwich!
Here's what you get:
a huge sandwich with two omelettes, three slices of bacon, two slices of ham, and a sausage patty (what? no cheese? the bun better be buttered!); 770 calories and 47 grams of fat; the sandwich weighs 10.5 ounces.
All for $3.49.
According to the Detroit Free Press, it's available for a limited time only!
Hmmm . . . I need to get to Burger King!