A few months back, Travel Channel aired two episodes of Burger Land, a great show on hamburgers hosted by George Motz. I figured that was it for the show, but they've restarted with some additional episodes.
George is an affable character with some admirable sideburns and a real passion for burgers. He did, after all, write the book on the subject. The show is shot and edited well, and is a real pleasure. Don't miss it.
After catching the third episode, "Hollywood Hamburgers," which featured a place called Pie 'n Burger, I knew what was happening for lunch.
The Pie 'n Burger cheeseburger consists of two four ounce patties, smashed down with a can of tomato juice, cooked on a flat top, with pickles, cheese, and a Thousand Island style dressing. It also has lettuce, which I generally skip when making burgers. This style of burger is right up my alley.
Here is what my version looked like. For some reason four ounce patties on TV are much smaller than they are in my kitchen. I wouldn't recommend eating a burger this rich more than once a week. Or, whenever you catch Burger Land on TV.