Geek Pride Day with Bacon
Geek Pride Day. May 25th. It’s in celebration of first Star Wars film release – “A New Hope”, in 1977. This year was the 35th Anniversary. It’s also “Towel Day” for fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Ric and I were invited out by some geeky friends (Melissa and Tom) to Oblivion Taproom on Geek Pride Day, to celebrate the Star Wars 35th Anniversary Celebration. It was amazing! They had a drink selection and food menu all dedicated to the celebration of Star Wars. My order consisted of Light Side Beer Flight, Chewbaccon Burger with Old Bay Potato Wedges, and a Leia Cake.
Everything tasted amazing!! The Chewbaccon Burger is descibed as “house beef patty blended with ground bacon, pan-fried in bacon fat & topped with house bacon…”. This burger was delicious! Ric made a good point though – “…the bacon grounded up in a burger is always masked by the burger meat”. This doesn’t mean it’s not going to add some flavor, but it’s a good point. That’s why it worked so well with how it was pan-fried in bacon fat. It made up for what you were lacking. The burger itself was juicy and there was just enough of the bacon fat on the bun. The burger was served with just bacon, lettuce and tomato on it. And that’s all it needed. That’s how you know it was a good burger. When you don’t need ketchup, mayo, and mustard to add flavor, then you know you’re in the flavor business.
I had a fantastic time celebrating Geek Pride Day with great people, in a wonderfully nerdy environment.