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Club LaMark

Club LaMarkIn a word: Good place to earn a hardt attack.

The specs: #00826  
1525 N. Stoughton Rd., 53704
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JM ate the pizza burger.
Nichole ate the Club Burger.
Nino ate the bacon, mushroom & Swiss burger.
We split some cheddar poppers and had some sodas.
The bill was about $20, or $7ish/person, plus tip.
JM gave Club LaMark a C-; Nichole gave Club LaMark a C+ (see our grading rubric).

Club LaMark is a NASCAR bar on the far east side, up in the same neighborhood as Lazy Oaf and Callahan's. They seem to have adapted to the smoking ban by constructing an outdoor garden shed for their nicotine-seeking patrons.

The quality of the meals that we had varied wildly. Nino and Nichole both got burgers, and while they were not haute by any stretch of the imagination, they were both very good. The Club Burger sported a thick patty and a butter toasted bun, plus lettuce, tomato, onion and two cheeses. Bacon, mushrooms, and Swiss topped Nino's burger. After the first bite he declared, "Something's crunchy and it's good."

Bacon Swiss mushroom burger

JM's pizza burger was the exact opposite. Something was crunchy and it was bad. Two presumably frost-bitten patties looking like hockey pucks were cooked beyond well done and slapped betwixt dry bread without any mayo or marinara or anything. Eating the whole sandwich felt akin to chewing chunks of concrete with cheese in the middle.  It's enough to make your Dick Trickle.

Pizza burgerChedder poppers

Thinking about Club LaMark's fare reminded us of nothing so much as a NASCAR race. Somebody's gonna win, and somebody's probably going to crash and burn, and the only way to find out is to give it a try (or read about what it was like).

Club burger

Thanks also to K for the gift of fun trivia!

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It's enough to make your Dick Trickle?!? And THAT, folks, is why I adore this blog! But re the LaMark. Ugh. I was there once, after getting off the back of a Harley, and I never would've imagined eating; one beer and I was gone, it was such a gross place. Kudos to you for toughing it out.

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