by Steven Doyle
A custom made burger packed with all sorts of flavor elements along with a pile of freshly fried onion rings for twelve bucks, with a side of the new Mav’s Bud Light for a four-dollar markup can make for a pretty good game.
Deron Williams and American Airlines Center Executive Chef Mark Mabry have created the Big D Will Burger that will be sold in concessions stands (106, 114 and 118) throughout the month of November. This burger makes its debut Friday, November 4th for the Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers game.
The burger details are mouth-watering: grilled third-pound burger, jalapeno cheddar brioche, smoked bacon, chopped red onion, shaved romaine, vine ripened tomato, Monterey jack cheese and chipotle mayo served with onion rings.
The name of the burger is a play on Mav’s Deron William’s nickname. The 6’3” point guard hails from the Dallas area and is now in direct competition with more than the rest of the NBA, he is competing for the honor of the best burger. His competition includes Dirk Nowitzki and Justin Anderson who both claim their Mav’s burger is the finest on the court.
We tasted Anderson’s burger last January and it was pretty special. Anderson made the Just-In-Time Burger which was a third-pound burger topped with apple wood smoked bacon and deviled egg aioli, provolone cheese, vine ripened tomato and shredded lettuce on Old Bay butter Texas toast served with Sriracha cheese fries. This was high cuisine for s burger.
Similar to Nowitzki’s height, the Dirkburger was quite massive. The patty is a third of a pound of beef and is topped with jalepeno beer cheese, bacon onion marmalade, argula and mustard horseradish aioli. The bun was a Bavarian pretzel bun, a nod to Nowitzki’s German heritage.
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The center court Big D Will Burger @
For those keeping score at home you can weigh in by sending a Tweet offering your critique. It’s nice to know that when these giants of the hardwood retire they have promising careers in the culinary arts field.