Hooniversal Joints: The Motoraunt

Perhaps not the sort of place you'd expect to require a jacket and tie... and they don't.
Perhaps not the sort of place you'd expect to require a jacket and tie… and they don't.

The owners of the Motoraunt in Edmonton had a dream, many years ago. It involved the massive engine from a Cadillac Eldorado, a hand-crafted custom double-decker motorhome, and a life of freedom, consisting of simple living, no destination, and the open road.
Of course, as with so many things of that nature, it simply didn’t work out. And we couldn’t be happier that it didn’t.
We’ve just discovered the Motoraunt, and as it’s Hoonowe’en this evening, we already have plans. (They involve the lure of candy, and the heartbreak of a water cannon. Just kidding.) However expect a follow-up post on this weird and wonderful place in the days to come.
In the meantime, allow us to whet your appetite. And much whetting will it need.
The owners of the beautiful purple double-decker motorhome decided, many years ago, that it should serve a higher purpose in life; as such, they converted it into a restaurant. Over the years, it’s received additions and modifications of either “charm” or “haphazard aimlessness”, depending on your perspective. Okay, let’s be blunt. It’s really not a terribly attractive place. But then, who really cares that much? If you’re heading off to dinner in a motorhome, odds are you’re not there for the ambiance; you’re there for the legend.
Yes, folks, with their Monster Burger, this restaurant has taken the concept of the burger to exciting new levels, previously thought impossible by modern science. Don’t believe me? Check this out:
Hope you're hungry.
Hope you're hungry.

Yes folks, the burger is assembled inside an entire loaf of French bread. It is over ten inches in diameter, and boasts over two pounds of beef. Yes. Each burger uses an entire kilogram of beef.
I expect their Appetizer menu is rather unnecessary...
I expect their Appetizer menu is rather unnecessary…

The restaurant brags, quite proudly, that their beef is so fresh that the burgers require no additional flavouring, and no binding agents to hold it all together. No eggs, no bread-crumbs. Local legend, however, insists there must be some secret ingredients  mixed in, as the meat is simply too tasty to have been cooked completely alone.
Unfortunately, I have eaten in the last three or four days, so I didn’t have the appetite required to sample the cuisine today; but rest assured, with an offering like that, served in an old motorhome, you won’t be able to keep me away for long! I’ll start my hunger-strike tomorrow, and in a week or so I should be ready to tackle it.
The Motoraunt: 12406-66th St., Edmonton, Alberta
Special thanks to UGonnaEatThat? for more information and the photos… and for making me hungry.

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  1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Burger… so… awesome! I'm on candy patrol tonight, but I must know the backstory! Don't keep us hanging! I've had some pretty awesome beef that was close to the hoof.

  2. CptSevere Avatar

    Man, what a gutbomb. That's a lot of cow. Here's more cow. [youtube cZf52VUygEc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZf52VUygEc youtube]

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