Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Burger Map - Fatty Melt

Illustration #4 in the Burger Map series is the infamous Fatty Melt. A hamburger served between two grilled cheese sandwiches. The Burger Map's version adds bacon, and more cheese on top of the burger as well as in the sandwiches. Jesus.

The background behind this one is sort of interesting. It sort of originated at the Mossy Creek Cafe in Fishersville, Virginia where it was called the "Chubby Melt" and included fried onions and mushrooms. But it didn't really become a "thing" until my friends over at A Hamburger Today created their own version in 2008, after which half of the food trucks and over the top burger joints put it on their menus.

The strange thing is, I can't for the life of my find a photo of the original, and since then Mossy Creek  has closed for good, sort of a sad truth of how these food trends usually pan out - the hipster food trucks multiply and "thoughtfully update" concepts from small town places that can barely stay in business - but who knows maybe it wasn't ever really that good. Anyway, the Burger Map version (pictured above) looks great. Process shots & more info below.

The Burger Map
Rua das Aroeiras, 442 – Bairro Jardim.
Sto André – SP – CEP 09090-000
Tel. (11) 2534-0747
The Burger Map on facebook

1 comment:

  1. I think the problem for me Hawk is the burger to bread ratio...I wouldn't have a problem so much with the 1X3 cheese ratio...although my heart says different.