Off the Beaten Plate: The Goober Burger at Yacht Club

The Goober Burger at Yacht Club Sports Bar and Grill, 530 Wisc.

The Goober Burger at Yacht Club Sports Bar and Grill, 530 Wisc.

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The Goober Burger at Yacht Club Sports Bar and Grill, 530 Wisc.

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This burger is topped with cheddar cheese, bacon and peanut butter. Yes, peanut butter. It’s warm, melty, sticky and drips out the side of the bun when you bite into it, kind of like ketchup (but kind of not). Servers say the Goober is popular hangover food.

Where to get it: Yacht Club Sports Bar and Grill, 530 Wisc.

What you’ll pay: $8.49 plus tax. Includes a side.

Try it with: Pickles? Then again, maybe cheese, bacon and peanut butter is already enough things on one burger. If you’re with friends (and none of you is driving), you could wash it down with a 3-liter tower of beer.

Also on the menu: Other more normal burgers, traditional bar-and-grill sandwiches and fried chicken or shrimp baskets.

— Off The Beaten Plate highlights some of the more exotic, oddly named or inventively concocted (for better or worse) dishes from local menus. Know of an offbeat menu item we should check out? Email food and features reporter Sara Shepherd at sshepherd@ljworld.com. Tweet her at Twitter.com/KCSSara.

Comments

Jean Robart 9 years, 5 months ago

Oh, please--this sounds awful, and looks even worse!

Marc Mondi 9 years, 5 months ago

Actually, this burger is quite good. I was skeptical of this, but happened to be at the Yacht Club when they had 1/2 price burgers, and thought... 'why not try it?'. The peanut butter, bacon, and cheese combo does add a great texture and flavor. Give it a try... I think you might be surprised!

Jean Robart 9 years, 5 months ago

uh, no thanks. I know of someone who loves pb on his burgers, and cannot wrap myself around the idea. It still looks and sounds too gross to try.

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