Jun 7, 2022

Some Pairs Aren't Worth The Dare

Dad's favorite place to eat at the ballpark is Bull's Barbecue, so that's usually where we stop for a bite to eat before the game.  The pork barbecue sandwich that I had on Sunday was delicious, but when I saw the size of the smoked kielbasa hoagie that my dad got, I kinda wish I would have ordered that instead.

While we were eating, I noticed a sign for something at Boardwalk Eats that I knew I was going to have to go back to try at some point during the game.

Let's take a closer look at that sign...

The PB&J Bacon Burger is a bacon cheeseburger topped with peanut butter and jalapeno jelly.  It's not the kind of thing I would ever make for myself, but when I come across strange foods like this at a restaurant or a food truck, I feel compelled to try it for three reasons:
  1. It's not likely that I'm ever going to see this again.
  2. I'm always going to wonder what it tastes like if I don't try it.
  3. For a company to be willing to invest money in something this bizarre, it must at least be halfway decent.
Sometimes I get lucky and find an oddity that is absolutely delicious, and sometimes it ends up being a disappointment.

Unfortunately, the PB&J Bacon Burger was the latter.  I'm not naive enough to believe that the finished product is going to look exactly like the photo in the advertisement, but this wasn't even close.  The peanut butter has pretty much liquefied and spilled out onto the box, and the jalapeno jelly wasn't the least bit spicy or flavorful.  It sort of just tasted like a teaspoon of cheap hot dog relish.  It was also such a sticky mess to eat that I was just glad to get it over with so that I could get rid of the box and wash up.

It didn't taste bad, but it wasn't all that good either, especially considering all of the other incredible food at Citizens Bank Park.  This one gets a big thumbs down and has pretty much inspired me to skip Boardwalk Eats entirely from this point forward.