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Sandwich Monday: The 'Shroom Burger From Shake Shack

Mouth's eye view of the 'Shroom Burger.
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Mouth's eye view of the 'Shroom Burger.

It tastes like the opposite of how this picture looks.
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It tastes like the opposite of how this picture looks.

We know this isn't the most flattering picture of Peter, but he was so overcome with violent spasms of joy that this is the only one in focus.
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We know this isn't the most flattering picture of Peter, but he was so overcome with violent spasms of joy that this is the only one in focus.

Milesy likes it.
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Milesy likes it.

If you haven't heard of Shake Shack, it's a hip, growing national chain where Americans go to stand in long lines. Also, they serve food.

We tried their 'Shroom Burger, a breaded and deep-fried cheese-stuffed portobello mushroom patty in a bun. It's topped with lettuce, tomato and the chain's special sauce.

Peter: In order to get the mushrooms stuffed with cheese, they plant the spores in a block of Velveeta.

Miles: It's great how cheese explodes out of it with every bite, which is what I assume cannibals would say if they were eating me.

Peter: Did you know that fungi are not plants? Totally different form of life. It's like eating an alien. A really, really tasty alien.

Miles: I'd ask for seconds, but my stomach doesn't have that mushroom.

Ringo: [rimshot]

Miles: Fine, I'll admit it, the Shake Shack is far more successful than my Shaq Shake, which is a milkshake I invented that can't shoot free throws.

Peter: This sandwich is so good it makes me want to be a vegetarian, except I'd also like to eat meat.

Ian: Cows would like to remind you they still had a small role in this.

[The verdict: quite possibly the best veggie burger ever made. If a veggie burger was going to start a cult with a devout following made up of other, lesser veggie burgers, the 'Shroom Burger would be the one to do it.]

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