Richie was lucky enough to be able to return to a couple of greasy joints we have featured in the past, Burger Barge in Peoria, IL and Fat Sandwich Company in Champaign, IL.
It was a nice day, so the front deck at Burger Barge was open and they had a nice view of the Illinois River.
Not one to deviate from positive past performance, Richie once again ordered the Tavern Burger.
As you probably don't remember, the half pound Tavern burger is topped with ham, onions, cheese, bacon, and a fried egg. A true carnivore's delight. $7 bucks for just the burger...but saying just the burger doesn't really do it justice. That's a combo breakfast and lunch.
Burger from our first visit to the Barge.
And his 2nd visit...
Gotta love those crispy onion rings. looks like a whole onion was used. These will put you back another $5.
And back to good ol' Fat. Fat Sandwich Co. is the place with insanely filled and ridiculously named sandwiches. Last time, Richard got the Fat Magnum. This time he got to know a 'Fat Lush.' The lovely Lush is an 8 inch roll filled with cheesesteak, chicken fingers, Mozzarella cheese sticks, fries, and BBQ sauce.
You can pretend to act disgusted like I do, but you and I both know how delicious that looks.
All of their Fat sandwiches come with the fries in it. If you a true glutton for grease, you can order some on the side as well.
So both these places delivered once again and are highly recommended by Fat Richard with two fat thumbs up.