Eater's Digest: Billings, MT 2

Previously on Adam Riff™ (Aug 2015):

MISSED CONNECTIONS

Flying Saucer (King's Hat Drive-In)
King's Hat is a fast food drive-through known for its sealed burgers.


April 2018
king's hat drive-in / wilcoxson's ice cream / camelot ranch / the burger dive / topz sandwich company / caramel cookie waffles / pie guys pizzeria / lilac / walkers


Aaaaaat laaaaaaaaaast…


Flying Burger (King's Hat Drive-In)

^ Reminded me of an elementary school hot lunch McDonald's hamburger.

Fries (King's Hat Drive-In)
—How are these fresh-cut fries so much better than In-N-Out's?


Huckleberry Ice Cream Sandwich (Wilcoxson's Ice Cream)


Adam Robot's Wedding Cake (Oceanias Confections)
chocolate, lemon, raspberry
—Damn good cake.


The "Best of the Bash" Burger (The Burger Dive)
blackened seasoning, smooth goat cheese, bacon, onion ring, arugula, sriracha sauce, garlic basil mayonnaise

It took "the best of the bash" at the prestigious Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival Burger Bash.

^ Best at failing its murderer's row of components.

"San Fran Fries" Garlic Fries (The Burger Dive)
shredded parmesan cheese, garlic, fresh parsley, olive oil
—You, sir, are no San Fran garlic fries.


Is this, like, a Mexican cheesesteak?


Beef Queso Sandwich (TopZ Sandwich Company)
hot roast beef topped with jalapeños and our white cheddar queso, toasted

^ The queso was bland, and its blandness overwhelmed everything else.

(TopZ)'s "unique" house chips are store-bought tortilla rounds dusted in garlic powder?

They, too, were bland.


Oh, a play on a Reuben.


Pastrami-Smoked Pork Belly (Lilac)
beer-glazed brussels sprouts, rye gruyère crumble, gochujang russian dressing

^ Disappointingly more of a Brussels sprouts dish with bits of pork belly.


Tuna Tartare (Lilac)
chili vinaigrette, shaved foie gras, pickled cucumber

^ Perplexing. Seemingly unseasoned raw tuna covered in shaved liver with pickled cucumber on the side?


Pretzels and Popcorn (Lilac)
salted soft pretzels, caramel sauce, aged white cheddar, popcorn ice cream

^ Popcorn-flavoured ice cream covered in shaved cheese with soft pretzels on the side, on the other hand, is [Italian chef kiss].


Bourbon Street Pasta (Walkers)
linguine pasta, sweet peppers, tomatoes, andouille sausage, roasted chicken, shrimp
—I did not expect this to be light. A Cajun pasta with no cream sauce?

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Black Forest Cheesecake (Walkers)
chocolate cheesecake, flathead cherry gel, white chocolate crémeux, chocolate soil
–I did not expect this to be deconstructed. Wyd, (Walkers) chefs?

Pear Mule (Walkers)
pear absolut, crushed basil, lime, ginger beer


MISSED CONNECTIONS

The "I'm Your Huckleberry" Burger (The Burger Dive)
world food championships "burger champion" burger, huckleberry hatch chili barbecue sauce, bacon, goat cheese, arugula, roasted red pepper mayo

The "Date with Jim Beam and Coke" Burger (The Burger Dive)
world food championships "burger champion" burger, bourbon date and coke barbecue sauce, roasted garlic, arugula, smoked gouda, garlic basil mayo

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