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Belly-Busting Burger

Have you tackled the YOLO burger?


My wife put me on a new diet a few months ago. I get an oatmeal-protein smoothie in the morning and a banana-kale smoothie at night. At lunch, I get to eat what I want, within reason.

Let’s just not tell my wife about a recent lunch: the YOLO burger at Sauced BBQ and Spirits in Livermore.

This diet destroyer would make the Man v. Food guy cry for a doggie bag: Between YOLO’s buns sit two half-pound Angus patties adhered to four kinds of cheese, four slices of applewood bacon, several slices of brisket, pulled pork, fried pickles, and “tin roof” BBQ sauce. There are also two fried eggs, in case you missed breakfast.

Served on a bed of fries covered in chili, the YOLO (You Only Live Once) is topped with a “hand grenade”—a deep-fried jalepeño stuffed with BBQ sauce, cream cheese, and pulled pork. The grenade is affixed with a huge steak knife, which pierces the burger from top to bottom.

Sauced started selling the YOLO a few months ago as a joke (at $40 a plate, lol). Customers who finish it in one sitting, fries included, get a commemorative T-shirt and a $20 gift card. Quitters get a shirt that says, “Fail.” I qualified for a Fail, but oh, the leftovers.

I’ll get a salad for lunch tomorrow, Dear. I promise.

Sauced BBQ and Spirits, 2300 First St., Ste. 120, Livermore, (925) 961-1300, saucedbbqandspirits.com.


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