FNKitchen’s Chef’s Burger Special, Week 11: Hawaiian Burger

Over the last 11 weeks, Wednesday has become one of my favorite days of the week. Having friends that are pretty big foodies like myself that are also just as excited about Food Network Kitchen’s weekly Burger Special makes for about an hour or so every Wednesday something to look forward to even during the shittiest of weeks.

And so, like so many Wednesdays before, we made our way down to the kitchen where we don’t even have to say anything before a burger is thrown down on the flaming grill for us. Today’s magic was a Food Network take on the Hawaiian Burger.


Swiss cheese, lettuce, pickle, tomato, and grilled pineapple slices are stacked on fresh Flourhead Bakery buns with a juicy, hand-pressed, grilled to order slab of cow (that we’ve noticed is becoming more and more pink and lovely) and slathered in a teriyaki sauce that was more like a thick teriyaki jelly, oozing off all sides.

Katherine’s view

If I’m not mistaken, between the four of us, four forks and knives were used as this burger was dripping in sugary teriyaki to the point of soggy, sliding buns leaving a sticky, muddy pile of burger veggies, sauce and juice on our plates and hands. The overall experience was quite lovely.

Allison’s view

We’re already chomping at the bit for next week’s burger which will apparently be topped with mozzarella cheese sticks and marinara sauce. I’m getting the strange feeling that the Food Network loves us and I believe the feeling is mutual. I leave you, once again, with sweet Clair’s dirty open-face burger photo:

This is post 13 of my very first time participating in NaBloPoMo, a “Blog a Day” project for the month of November.

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One comment

  1. I resent this fork and knife comment! I used my fork ONLY on my ‘tatoes, & the knife was just to cut it in half initially. All hands is where it’s at, yo.


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