Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Legendary Death Seat Burger at the Old Canal Inn | Bloomfield / Nutley NJ #foodporn

According to legend, somewhere in the latter part of the last century, a patron of the Old Canal Inn died in one of the barstools. A burger was not involved. Not that long thereafter another patron met the same fate, in the very same barstool. And a legend was created.

Flash forward to 2012 and the Death Seat takes a prominent place on the menu on Mondays.
The Death Seat Burger Platter is BIG, so big that you definitely have to eat it sitting down, and that death part, while eating it I thought I died and went to heaven! So what is a Death Seat Burger?  Start with a grilled burger. The full kitchen at the Old Canal Inn includes a grill. Then layer it Nacho Cheese, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Jalapeno, and Tomatoes

But wait, you don’t think it stops with a bun, do you? The entire burger, bun and all, is beer battered and deep fried.  It's then served on a large platter that includes homemade slaw, homemade pasta salad, fries, lettuce and pickles. That’s right, homemade, as in right in the kitchen, with fresh ingredients with just enough mayonnaise to pull it together. Most slaw and pasta salad out there, in my opinion is just mayonnaise with some added texture. That’s so not the case here. It was all about the vegetables! All of this fun can be yours for just $13. The cool part – patrons who eat the Death Seat Burger Platter get a black t-shirt announcing your accomplishment to the world. Sadly, it is served only on Mondays at the Old Canal Inn. The Old Canal Inn is located at 2 East Passaic Avenue in Nutley. It’s just down the street from St Valentine’s Roman Catholic Church.