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This Is a Hamburger Doughnut with Cheez Whiz

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The Strange Hog Burger doughnut. | Jessica Lussenhop

This is a hamburger made out of a doughnut.

Or, this is a doughnut with a hamburger filling.

This is a yeast doughnut stuffed with a "hog burger" patty, topped with maple caramelized onion glaze, and pimento Cheez Whiz.

This is the end. This is the end of food.

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This abomination is the brainchild of the guys at -- where else -- Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-932-5851) and Rick Lewis, chef and owner of Quincy Street Bistro (6931 Gravois Avenue; 314-353-1588). Lewis cooked up the patties -- just like the "hog burger" he serves at Quincy -- and caramelized the onions, and the boys at Strange brought the doughnuts and the maple glaze. Satan himself provided the Cheez Whiz and pimento topping.

"I was unsure about it. But once we put it together I was like, 'This thing is really freaking good,'" says Lewis. "It's local pork, local beef, house-cured bacon, the whole bit. It's pretty legit. It's kind of ridiculous, but it tastes good."

Strange has already done several collaborations with places like Porter's Fried Chicken (chicken and waffles doughnut) and Salume Beddu (mostarda and Guanciale doughnut), but none of these quite managed to bring 3.5 billion years worth of heterotrophic evolution to a screeching halt.

I mean, look at it:

LOOK AT IT.

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Hog wild. | Jessica Lussenhop

STARE INTO ITS DEAD PIMENTO EYES.

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CHEEZ WHIZ. | Jessica Lussenhop

Gut Check tasted one at its debut on Thursday night -- we were struck first by the extreme sweetness of the glaze and smokiness of the onions, then the succulent pork and beef patty (cooked about medium) shone through, then we lost consciousness and woke up Through the Cooking Glass. Here, the rivers run with donkey sauce, cronuts are used as currency and the one-taste-budded man is king.

Join us, won't you? The Strange Hog Burger will be available for $5 tonight and tomorrow starting at 9 p.m. at Strange Donuts. Then it disappears as it mysteriously as it appeared (that is, until Lewis brings it back as a special at Quincy, which he says he plans to).

Follow Jessica Lussenhop on Twitter at @Lussenpop. E-mail the author at Jessica.Lussenhop@RiverfrontTimes.com.




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38 comments
Jeff Furlow
Jeff Furlow

It looks more like Easy Cheese from the can than Cheez-Wiz. You can't fool me! I know my processed cheeses.

Sarah G Mitchell
Sarah G Mitchell

No really! this is a delicious combination, yes I know it sounds weird, but more and more people are mixing it up, the down side is it a artery clogging dish. Maybe once a year!

Timothy Burch
Timothy Burch

They have then in moab utah. But my donut addiction makes doing that to a donut is just wrong!

Kerry Touchette
Kerry Touchette

Brack! Barf and despite all the "No Nevers" it probably tastes really good.

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

Quincy actually has .. or had a decent menu. it has since changed a little the portions used to be Lottawatta huge.. but lately even the quality of food has been lacking a little..

Kevin Gentsch
Kevin Gentsch

Gross..this makes me never want to eat anything from either Strange Donuts or Quincy Street Bistro

Kate Walsh
Kate Walsh

I went to Strange Donuts twice. Once on a Fri night (biscuit and gravy) and once on a Sat night (some bacon thing).

Kristy Meyer
Kristy Meyer

Where did you have some that were good, Kate?

Kate Walsh
Kate Walsh

This is one I'd say pass. I had two others that were surprisingly good.

Mark Poepsel
Mark Poepsel

Wait, which location is actually serving the thing? It's not quite clear.

Lizzy Shake
Lizzy Shake

I'd eat it. I'm not afraid. I might have to pick off the pimentos, or maybe not.

John L. Williams
John L. Williams

How much? They are overpriced as it is, so I'm sure this is a $5 donut.

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

I guess the word "chef" is used a lot more loosely today. I came home drunk last weekend and ate a "Sicilian Good Friday" which was a fish patty between two slices of pizza with a dab of pickle relish and macaroni n cheese. Now where is MY restaurant?

Tara Broadway
Tara Broadway

i woudnt eat Cheese on it...lol Its like making them take the cheese off a Mc Griddle.. ha

Jean Whitney
Jean Whitney

Uh, yeah...wouldnt want to miss this heart attack.

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