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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."
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.
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).
Thanks also to K for the gift of fun trivia!