Want to know what it was like to get your hands on the second Red Porch StrasBurger of all time? Some readers are here to help.
“Two friends of mine ate an entire StrasBurger today,” Reader Jordan e-mailed me Thursday evening. “The Red Porch staff told them that they were the second people to order one.”
He asked if I wanted more details. I did. Obviously.
The two men involved were Andrew Lindemann Malone — a former contributor to The Post — and Robert Kahn. Jordan is Jewish, and could not partake due to Passover restrictions on eating eight-pound hamburgers. He took pictures.
“The waitress said we were the second people to order the burger, after a lone StrasBurger-consuming individual whose identity is mysterious (in that I don’t care),” Andrew later wrote to me. “It was a fun and memorable way to celebrate Opening Day, but if I ever eat that thing again I will bring more people.”
Reasonable. But how was the beastly burger itself, you’re surely wondering.
“It was a very tasty burger, or there would have been no point to eating half of the thing,” Andrew went on. “High-quality meat, not overcooked, nice beefy flavor. The bun had a nice outer crust that allowed it to soak in the burger grease without disintegrating — extremely important, given the quantity of grease — and the bread itself was tasty as well.
“The other fixins (lettuce, cheese, pickles, sauce) were just regular burger toppings in enormous amounts. The StrasBurger is the only thing I’ve ever eaten at Nats Park that has caused random passers-by to stop and gawk, that’s for sure.”
(Images via Andrew, Robert and Jordan.)