Flying Saucer Draught Emporium lands the Hangover Burger

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If the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium at 101 East 13th Street in the Power & Light District opened earlier than 11 a.m. each day (noon on Sundays only), the burger they’ve devised for next week’s Burger Week, sponsored by The Pitch, would make a great breakfast sandwich.

This burger features three staples of a traditional American breakfast (actually four, if you count the toasted bun): coffee, bacon and a cooked egg. These morning meal components meld together well for the Flying Saucer’s Hangover Burger — a special sandwich created just for Burger Week — available Monday, October 19 through Sunday, October 25. During Burger Week, this creation will be $5.

In the case of the Hangover Burger, an Angus beef patty is lightly dusted with coffee before grilling — it’s very subtle, an almost evanescent  crust that only suggests the flavor of coffee; you’re not uncomfortably brewing in the java — then topped with cheese (the staff suggests pepper jack, but it actually works better with sharp cheddar or Swiss — or, for cheeseburger purists,  American), crispy bacon lightly glazed with barbecue sauce, a fried egg and fresh lettuce, red onion and tomato.

This is the kind of burger that works well, day or night, drunk or sober. Hefty, but not messy. The shoestring fries cost extra, but are worth it. When your head’s throbbing, eat big.

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