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Akron Aeros Hope Extreme Burger is a Home Run

By • Feb 13th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

Now that the Super Bowl is history, red-blooded Americans can turn their sporting attention to baseball… and red-meat-eating carnivores can start salivating over the extreme foods soon to show up on concession stand menus everywhere. Catch an Akron Aeros home game this summer, for example, and you can sink your teeth into this heavy hitter of a cheeseburger:

That’s the “Nice 2 Meat You” Burger: a 1.25-pound burger stuffed with a half-pound hot dog and a quarter-pound of bacon, cheese, and onions. It’s the brainchild of Jason Kerton, chef at the Aeros’ Canal Park in downtown Akron.

Kerton made a name for himself in the same role in Charleston, turning the hometown RiverDogs’ games into an event as much about crazy culinary concoctions as runs, hits, and errors.  He’s off to a similar start now in Akron, having already debuted the Three Dog Night back in December… 4 months before Opening Day!

(Pardon the hot dog interruption here: The Three Dog Night weighs over a full pound and consists of a hot dog… inside a bratwurst… inside a kielbasa. The whole thing is jammed into a hoagie roll and topped with kraut and stadium mustard. The Aeros are already selling ticket packages that include vouchers for the Three Dog Night; similar packages are expected for this new frankenburger.)

Now the “Nice 2 Meat You” Burger has garnered national buzz, having ended up on The Daily Show, with correspondent Lewis Black including it in a rant about the Taco Bell beef lawsuit. “Look for me on the JumboTron,” Black screamed, “I’ll be the one having a heart attack.”

The Aeros (Double A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) open their 2011 home schedule on April 7 against the Binghamton Mets. I shied away from a face-to-face showdown with last year’s minor league monstrosity, the Fifth Third Burger, but I’d actually love to make it to Akron myself for a mouthwitness report of this one. Sadly, Rubber City is still about 5 hours away from anywhere I’m planning on being this summer. Looks like Cheese-Burger.Net Nation will be counting on our Ohio contingent to tell us if the “Nice 2 Meat You” is a home run… or a foul ball.

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