The appropriately named New Orleans food truck Food Drunk — which specializes in "chef-inspired, alcohol-influenced cuisine" — is stepping up its stunt burger game. Behold the King Cake Burger, which sandwiches brisket and aged cheddar between a sprinkle-topped brioche bun by New Orleans' Ye Old Bake Shoppe (in appropriate Mardi Gras spirit, the sprinkles add the necessary green, purple, and gold coloring). According to Food Drunk's Facebook page, the burger's bun is "not as sweet as a traditional King Cake... it's more like a brioche bun with a light fondant glaze."
According to local news station Fox 8 (and Food Drunk's own Facebook page), the stunt burger has attracted long lines since its first appearance on social media a few days ago. It's not the only king cake-mashup to hit New Orleans this year: other bastardized king cakes have featured green, purple, and gold "cakes" made of muffuletta and crawfish.
· FOOD DRUNK's King Cake Burger [Facebook via Serious Eats]
· All Novelty Hamburger Coverage on Eater [-E-]