By Riley O'Connor, Morning Meteorologist - bio | email
MARTINSBURG, Neb. -
KTIV's Riley O'Connor continues his hunt for good foodin Siouxland, and found a beef bonanza in the Cornhusker state.
When it comes to America's favorite foods, there's no beef about it. The burger is second to none. Pair it with some fries and it's "burgerfection".
In Martinsburg, Nebraska Bob's Bar has been serving up these items and a whole lot more for over 36 years. But this isn't your small town eatery. This place is on the culinary map for its huge portions.
"It was the biggest hamburger you could find anywhere," said customer Denny Wallraff.
People from all over the U.S. stop in to get their fix of the giant hamburgers and the side of fries, which by the way comes on a separate plate, piled like a pyramid.
"We have a lot of clientele. We have families, card players, hunters, fishermen. You name it, we have it, " said Bobbi Lamprecht, a Co-Owner.
"Well, I came here today because these guys go to the river and every time they go, they stop at Bob's Bar," said Terry Dinslage, a customer.
So who do we credit all this to? Well, Bob of course.
"I bought the bar from my mother-in-law and father in law in May 1976. I started my 36th year in May," said Bob Lamprecht, owner.
And in Bob's 36 years he is proud to say that his burger is the biggest in the area. But, the big question Riley had to ask him, can he down one of these himself?
"No, I can't eat a whole burger, hahaha," said Bob Lamprecht.
In the kitchen we get the specifics. It all starts with 13 oz. 90/10 of lean hamburger meat.
Riley O'Connor asked, " Now what do you do, is there a certain way you form this?"
"There is no secret," said Lamprecht.
"No secret. Ok, let's throw this on the grill. I am actually thinking that instead of going to the gym today, I'll just sit here and lift this," said O'Connor. "So now I have this glorious burger on the grill, what should I pair this with?"
"Well french fries of course," said Lamprecht.
"Well let's get them going," said O'Connor.
Once the fries are dropped and the burger is grilled to your liking, they will top it with a slice of American cheese, some onions and pickles. Since Riley had a little time before his was done, he started with an appetizer. Cheeseballs were calling his name!
"Wow! Here we go. I have 2 lbs. of cheeseballs, my bushel of potatoes, and my 13 oz. burger with extra pickles. I'll tell you what, I am set. Time to try this!"
It is not hard to see why people come to Bob's bar! Take a look and you will never go hungry.
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