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