Yesterday I promised photos of the disgusting annual pilgrimage to Dangerous Dan’s Diner, and let it be know that this blog does NOT disappoint.  Well, at least when it comes to photos of people gorging themselves on ridiculously huge burgers.

Let the evidence of feasting begin!

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Jared, Danielle, Matt and Dalton

Jared, Danielle, Matt and Dalton

We had a spectacular turnout with 17 people, most of whom are pictured here, but some got left out.  Sorry, my bad.

Joel does some jaw stretches

Joel does some jaw stretches

Joel’s was the first burger to show up, and you can tell because of how excited he looks.  The look of excitement doesn’t last long though.  It takes a LOT of concentration to take one of these down.  I mean, it’s hard enough just keeping it in one piece in your hands while you eat it.

Three dudes awaiting their fate

Three dudes awaiting their fate

Karim, Alex and I had a brief chat about how far we could go in taking down our combo.  Here’s a spoiler; they took it TOO far.

Two more dudes await their fate

Two more dudes await their fate

Dalton and Rob brought their A game, but before the burgers showed up, there was some doubt.  I won’t name names, but the owner was calling these guys out, almost by name.

Kenneth has an appetizer

Kenneth has an appetizer

Joel had a good head start on his burger before my hands got so gooey I couldn’t take any more photos, but I managed to get this one of Kenneth enjoying a “normal” burger, no doubt as an appetizer before the big show.

A delicate balancing act

A delicate balancing act

I tempted fate by opening up the hood on mine and eating some toppings off to make it easier to get my hands around.  It worked, but only because I had a more highly engineered basic burger structure than usual, thanks to the cook.

Not the recommended way to eat one of these

Not the recommended way to eat one of these

Karim got a great photo of my first bite with his iPhone.  This picture made its way onto Twitter in just a matter of seconds.  Isn’t technology grand?

Steve lookin' artsy

Steve lookin' artsy

Steve honestly looks scared of his burger.  Terrified even.  It was his first time and he fought and won a valiant battle.

Fries come last

Fries come last

Once the burgers were done, it was just a matter of cleaning off the table.  Fries and gravy.  Karim and Alex actually drank their remaining gravy so they could say they finished their entire combo.  I declined.

Dalton's greasy palm

Dalton's greasy palm

You’ll probably have to click on the larger version, but check out the underside of Dalton’s hand to get an idea of just how greasy these burgers were.

Sure, they were greasy, but they were also tasty.  Due to an improvement in the quality of bacon and better-cooked patties, this year’s burgers were unanimously declared the tastiest so far.

Room for dessert

Room for dessert

Karim and Alex each opted to top their meal off with a little something sweet; in this case a deep-fried Mars bar with ice cream and whipped cream topping.

No room for dessert here

No room for dessert here

For organizing the event, Mrs. Dangerous Dan presented me with this slightly NSFW dessert, which I enjoyed only a tiny bit of.  It’s a deep fried banana served with ice cream and whipped cream, and while it’s not my idea of a remarkable dessert, I appreciated the gesture, if not the innuendo that came with it.

Thanks again to everyone for coming out and for getting into the spirit of the event.  I would say that I can hardly wait until our next trip to Dangerous Dan’s, but I think once a year is just right for this kind of gluttony, especially as we’re all getting older.

If this looks like the kind of thing you’d be into, stay tuned next November for an invite.  I can’t promise there will be as many mustaches around the table, but the beef will be there and ready for you to dive in with both hands.  Just plan ahead and have some Tums or Rolaids at home for afterwards.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m getting hungry.

6 Responses to “Dangerous Dan’s VII; The Aftermath (in photos)”
  1. Great summary, Dave. Perhaps I’ll graduate to a coronary next year … 🙂

    K

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  3. Mrs. Dangerous Dans says:

    It was great to have you all at the diner again this year while you all avoided the Santa Clause Parade.
    I will try to come up with a better dessert for you next year!
    Amy aka Mrs. Dangerous Dan’s

  4. Might I suggest bacon-wrapped deep fried butter? Mmmm.

  5. Dave have you shrunk or is the bottle of beer in the last photo really BIG????

  6. Everything’s bigger at the Double D. 😉
    Yeah, I think there are some perspective issues with that particular shot.

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