The CJ’s Food Marathon

Carl’s Jr. is my favorite fast food chain besides In-N-Out and Culver’s. I only orderPadma Lakshmi eating Carl'r Jr. the Western Bacon Cheeseburger, which is now mascot-ed by the equally delicious Padma Lakshmi. So when I was invited to a burger release party for CJ’s new Kentucky Bourbon Burger I cleared my calendar for it.

Although the burger was a draw, the chance that Padma might be there was the real hook. It also presented an opportunity for a quick food marathon.

First stop was the party at Crown Bar. There were a number of bloggers there, awaiting tray passed Kentucky Bourbon Burgers. They drank the house cocktail (the weak Carl’s Jr. Twisted Bourbon), mingled with the Laker Girls and chatted up the heads of CJ’s corporate. By the time the burgers were cooked in the truck out back, chopped, trayed and paraded around the bar, they were cold. Carl's Jr. Kentucky Bourbon Burger(photo credit e*star LA).

Padma was not in attendence, nor was Rob Dyrdek.

It didn’t really matter though because I was off to the second stop of the CJ’s marathon- a real Carl’s Jr.Carl's Jr.

Menufest destiny lead me to my old friend, the Western Bacon Cheeseburger.
Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger

It was as tasty as always, packing a satisfying 720 calories and 33 grams of fat. I usually wash it down with a Dr. Pepper, but instead walked over to Jones for some real Kentucky Bourbon.Jones in West Hollywood

Back in college I had some friends who drank Wild Turkey. They referred to it as the dirty bird for good reason- it’s pretty heinous. That said, it’s real Kentucky Bourbon, and the CJ’s marathon required a fire-spitting shot of a night cap.
shot of wild turkey at Jones

That night cap required its own healthier night cap which came in the form of a shot of Cranberry Juice- CJ’s, get it…
cranberry juice

So ended a very fast, spur-of-the-moment food marathon.

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2 Responses to “The CJ’s Food Marathon”

  1. mattyshack Says:

    what, no waffle fries?

  2. Leilani Says:

    got heartburn reading this.

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