Betty White passed away just days short of her 100th birthday, but the legendary American actor made no bones about the fact that she didn’t love fad diets or “fountain of youth gimmicks” like so many other Hollywood stars. White was regularly quoted about her favourite meal — a hotdog with a side of French fries.
So to honour Betty White, you’re not going to name a salad after her or some sort of keto-thing.
Rockin’ Robyn’s is a well-loved diner in town. Located just off of Mayfield Road, even on a weekday afternoon, there’s a solid lineup out the door, as table and counter space is at a premium. It definitely has an intriguing menu, with varieties of French toast that sound like the names of cereals, a hefty pie list and even breakfast sushi.
But the thing is, we notice an uptick in our web traffic when it comes to stories about burgers. And I am not one to argue with the wisdom of the crowd. So, when I see the Betty White Burger is a “new” item on the menu, I go for it.
It has the requisite cheddar cheese, but what really makes the burger are three special topics, the smoky bacon jam, the apple slaw and the cheese crisp. You know when you make a grilled cheese sandwich, and the cheese oozes onto the pan and gets crispy? And you know how much you love that salty, crispy bit? Well, that’s basically the cheese crisp, except it’s made to fit right over the patty. The slaw adds some freshness and cuts through the smoke and meatiness of it all. In fact, it’s a damn special burger.
I finish it off with a chocolate cream pie from the dessert selection. Because, why not? After all, if I eat like this every day, I too can live to be almost 100.