Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Babes, Burgers & Beers = Heart Attack!

In light of these bleak economics times, many American households are tightening their belts, cutting back on their budget and watching what they eat (who can afford to go to the hospital). But in true American fashion one man, one restaurant has broken away from the norm. The Heart Attack Grill, owned and operated by “Dr. Jon,” advertises itself as an establishment with food that has a “taste worth dying for!” So instead of tightening belts, they are expanding it.

Here’s a description from their website:

http://www.heartattackgrill.com

The Heart Attack Grill is a hospital themed restaurant in Chandler Arizona, which has become internationally famous for embracing and promoting an unhealthy diet of incredibly large hamburgers. Customers are referred to as "patients," orders as "prescriptions," and the waitresses as "nurses."

The menu includes the Single Bypass Burger, Double Bypass Burger, Triple Bypass Burger, and the Quadruple Bypass Burger, ranging from half a pound to two pounds of beef. Also on the menu are "Flatliner Fries" (cooked in pure lard), no filter cigarettes, hard liquor, beer, and full sugar coke.

The menu names imply coronary artery bypass surgery, and refer to the danger of developing atherosclerosis from the food's high proportion of saturated fat and excessive caloric content. The Quadruple Bypass Burger has been quoted at around 8,000 calories!

As customary, my friend, Vince, suggests such offbeat places for us to indulge in. Last year it was the Loser’s Lounge in Laughlin, Nevada where the evening’s entertainment was a wet t-shirt contest. This year it was the Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona.

The salty fries cooked in lard, greasy hamburgers and the naughty nurses definitely kept my heart working overtime.  I would “heartily” recommend a trip here but make sure your health insurance is up to date because after a meal here you will need a trip to a real hospital!

All photos taken with my Apple iPhone, another reason why your camera doesn’t matter.

See more of my trip to the Heart Attack Grill at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/samantonio