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Luthers and Hamdogs and Cavs Writers

So the Cavs' ghastly trip to Atlanta wasn't a total waste, at least not for two deranged beat writers.

WaPo scribe Adam Kilgore and Bog Friend Darryl Slater stopped in at suburban Atlanta's Mulligan's, whose American Death sandwiches have already attracted plenty of media attention.

Before the game, these ambitious young scribes each had a Hamdog, a "hot dog wrapped by a beef patty that's deep fried, covered with chili, cheese and onions and served on a hoagie bun, and topped with a fried egg." After the game, they convinced the kitchen to stay open late and each had a Luther Burger, a bacon cheeseburger served inside a glazed Krispy Kreme donut. (They also promised the Luther Maker, Alex von Tillius, that his name would appear in The Washington Post. Look, Alex, you're famous.) Kilgore and Slater claimed the staff told them they were the first people ever to have both sandwiches on the same day, which I kind of doubt, but then again they're MSM journalists so they can't really be believed.

Tasting notes. Kilgore:

Start with the Luther, which I had last. It was surprising how good it was. I though it was going to be disgusting. With the Krispy Kreme donut, they cut it in half and put the inside up, flipped it over and grilled it, and what that did, it put the glazed side against the bacon cheeseburger, so the heat of the hamburger caramelized the sugar, and it was actually really good. It was really like a treat for the entire palate: the sweet of the donut but then the savory of the meat and cheese and all of that. The Hamdog was really the highlight, though; what that is, if you're not familiar with it, they take a hotdog, wrap it in ground beef, and deep fry that, then put that in a hogie roll with cheese and chili on that, and then fried eggs. Oh, and bacon, sorry, they put bacon on it too. That was better than The Luther, I think. It was an exceptional sandwich.


Oh, dude, it was amazing, it was amazing. It was like heaven on a hogie roll. Here's how I described it last night: "America on a Sandwich." That is America right there. This is probably one of the most American places I've ever been to. It restored my faith in this great freakin' country.

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 22, 2006; 11:58 AM ET
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