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A Burger a Day in May: The Hangover Special at Mintwood Place
Soak up last night’s booze with fully two pounds of greasy, beefy deliciousness. By Anna Spiegel
Poutine, or hamburger? Mintwood Place's Hangover Special means never having to choose again. Photograph by Erik Uecke.
Comments () | Published May 11, 2012

Welcome back to Hangover Hamburger Friday, where throughout May, we'll find you the beefiest remedies for your post-boozing blues.

No one dreams of descending into the quivery cloud of malaise that is a terrible hangover, but it's almost worth it when it means digging into chef Cedric Maupillier's Hangover Special, the most attention-grabbing item on the new brunch menu at Mintwood Place.

This isn't the kind of dish you can order with a clear head--or conscience. Inspired by a mishmash of tasty leftovers from the dinner menu, Maupillier wood-grills a dry-aged beef patty, then tops it with smoky bacon, ranch dressing, cheese-cloaked fries, and a fried egg. The burger/poutine love child clocks in at about two pounds--roughly the weight of a newborn dwarf goat--and is best taken down with a house Bloody Mary while piecing together the events of the night before.

"It's everything I love, and everything that's bad for me," admits Maupillier.

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See the other entries in our monthlong A Burger a Day in May series.


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  • jessvoelker

    I think Anna might be kidding a little (note the reference to the dwarf goat).

  • Guest

    I get the feeling that whoever keeps commenting on these food reviews is a tad obsessed with their weight.

  • swmluvah

    "This isn't the kind of dish you can order with a clear head--or conscience." And why not? I get the feeling that whoever writes these food reviews is a tad obsessed with their weight. There are often too many sentences that imply that one should feel guilty for liking to eat. CUT IT OUT!

  • Tanya Pai

    I think the implication was more that there's very little in the way of actual nutritional value in this burger, not that you shouldn't eat it in deference to your skinny jeans.

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