Pushing 60 (don’t tell my youthful fans) and in all those years never have I run into a commercially produced burger that can compete in any way with the burgers I prepare at home… Until now. Grandpa Terry brought me a Carl’s Jr. Jim Beam® Bourbon Burger for lunch. In all honesty, I’ve never met a burger I didn’t like and Carl’s Jr has always been one of my favorites, but this? Holdme rock’n rollme, it freakin’ kicked ass ‘n then some! Beef (dad went for the less expensive, non-Angus variety), “crispy onion straws,” pepper-jack cheese, tomato and lettuce (which I couldn’t care less about), and the critically important bacon (about this I do care, and deeply), drenched in Jim Beam® Bourbon sauce and served on a sesame seed bun. It’s messy, a GOOD thing, and the flavor was magnificent. Savory, tangy, sweet, crunchy, crispy, just the sound of it was entrancing. I think what elevated it to the level of absolute magnificence for me, was a combination of the sauce and the unusual preparation of the “crispy onion straws”. This burger is a true masterpiece! I’m gonna continue to claim I can do it better, and I can, but it’s now become a bit more of a challenge… Maybe Jameson will come out with a barbeque sauce, one can dream!