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 Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger

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ExtraMSG

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Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger Fri, 12/3/04 6:37 PM (permalink)
Got back from Salt Lake where I was for Thanksgiving. While there, had two burgers, both pastrami burgers, one from Hires Big H (recommended in the Roadfood guidebook) and one from Crown Burgers. Both were good, but I actually prefer the one from Crown Burgers.

btw, in Carl's Jr's press release for their new pastrami burger they actually name Crown Burgers as an inspiration for their new sandwich. A friend who has tried it says it's a pale comparison.

Anyway, to see my full report and lots of pics, follow this link:

extramsg.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=37

Here's a pic of the Crown Burger:

 
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    tiki

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    RE: Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger Fri, 12/3/04 6:39 PM (permalink)
    oh man---now i cant stop drooling!!!!---gotta put this spot on the road notes for sure!---but PLEASE--tell me they dont mayo on them!!!!!
     
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      ExtraMSG

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      RE: Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger Fri, 12/3/04 6:44 PM (permalink)
      I believe they have a "special sauce", essentially the ubiquitous Utah "fry sauce" of mayo and ketchup mixed. Sometimes called Russian Dressing, sometimes called Thousand Island.
       
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        Adjudicator

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        RE: Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger Fri, 12/3/04 6:44 PM (permalink)
        I hate to admit it, but that looks pretty good to me... So Carl's Jr. has one also? Ha. Only thing round here is Hardee's. Things that fly with Carl's do not necessarily make it to Hardee's. This makes a bit more sense than the new Hardee's Cardiac Arrest Monster Burger does, IMHO.
         
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          ExtraMSG

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          RE: Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger Fri, 12/3/04 6:51 PM (permalink)
          I think I have a link to the press release about the Carl's Jr burger in my report. The thing is, everything is made so well there. Best fries ever.
           
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            wanderingjew

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            RE: Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger Fri, 12/3/04 7:48 PM (permalink)
            What- no scones!! How can you go to Salt Lake and not try some Scones- That's what Salt Lake City (and Utah) are all about! There is fantastic dive called Navajo Hogan- The best Navajo Tacos I've ever tasted- I look forward to going back next summer on my cross country trip which I was supposed to take this past summer!
             
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              ExtraMSG

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              RE: Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger Fri, 12/3/04 8:02 PM (permalink)
              I've had plenty of scones in my life. I went to college in Utah. But I only had three meals and scones are not a meal. Who doesn't like fried dough, though? For anyone who hasn't had a Utah scone, they're nothing like other scones. They're fried dough in the same family as Krispy Kreme doughnuts, elephant ears, and the like.

              If you haven't been to Red Iguana or Crown Burgers for a pastrami burger, though, you don't know what SLC is all about.
               
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                DinoS

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                RE: Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger Fri, 12/3/04 11:25 PM (permalink)
                Our Carls' hamburger joints are selling this pastrami burger. A friend tried one and was much more impressed with the pastrami (quite good he said) itself rather than the burger combo. He said that he'd recommend they lose the burger and double-up on the pastrami.


                Dino
                 
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                  ExtraMSG

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                  RE: Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger Fri, 12/3/04 11:35 PM (permalink)
                  That would be called a reuben

                  As I said, my friend said the Crown Burger version is much better than the Carl's version, so when you travel through Salt Lake, look upon Crown Burgers and say, "This is the place!"
                   
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                    enginecapt

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                    RE: Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger Fri, 12/3/04 11:40 PM (permalink)
                    Hot diggity! I'm flying to SLC next week, and there'd better be a Pastrami Burger place within an affordable taxi ride of the hotels near the airport.
                     
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                      MoBob

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                      RE: Salt Lake: Home of the pastrami burger Sat, 12/18/04 1:26 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by enginecapt

                      Hot diggity! I'm flying to SLC next week, and there'd better be a Pastrami Burger place within an affordable taxi ride of the hotels near the airport.


                      Enginecapt you're in luck. Just tell the driver to take you to Crown Burgers on North Temple and 3rd West. It's about 3 miles.
                      North Temple is the main boulevard west, out of Downtown straight into the airport so it's an easy ride there and back.
                      MoBob
                       
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