Hello, my name is Adam and…

…I like to play with my food. Ok, so Ryan let the cat out of the bag on this one, but I’ve gotta defend myself and get my two cents in! Born from necessity, boredom, and a general feeling of hating the monotony of airport waiting, my donut sandwich wasn’t just a some kind of misplaced call for help, but a real culinary achievement!


Leftover, dining-hall jacked Roast Beef, overripe bruised banana slices and whole grain mustard. All served cold between ethereal sliced portions of an Original Glazed Krispy Kreme Donut.

My friends, I can now die a happy man.

You shoulda seen the looks on peoples' faces!

Sure, you could revolt in disgust, you could question my sanity, or you could even see the logic behind a growing number of donut “sandwich” variants (honestly, I’m just wondering what it would have tasted like in a panini press with smoked Gouda.) But can you blame a guy stuck in an airport? And I don’t want to hear any of you health freaks complaining about this either. I did this partly to avoid downing a Pecanbon at Cinnabon, and  it has got less fat and saturated fat than most fast food “Jr” hamburgers, plus just as much protein and probably more potassium, too. Actually, this might be a new vehicle for getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. The possibilities are endless, and with this latest sandwich creation – henceforth dubbed also known as the  Concourse C Special–  I feel that the doors have been opened for bigger and better creations to come. What’s next, you ask? Time will only tell, but with an open mind and an eight year olds propensity to play with my food, know that no combination is impossible.

So, in honor of this special creation, I pose to you the following: What do you eat while traveling? Do you splurge on cheap, horrible-for-you food at airport eateries, pack your own snacks, or hit up one of these hip microbreweries springing up around airports everywhere? And, once more, what do you DARE me to make and eat next?!?

13 comments on “Hello, my name is Adam and…

  1. Astrid says:

    Love it! Great post. Thanks…..Astrid

  2. Rodzilla says:

    I just don’t see banana and roast beef working.

  3. Tracy says:

    Gotta give ya credit for using what you had, very inventive. I hate to fly and get really nervous, so I try to eat something soothing which isn’t easy to find in an airport terminal. Can’t imagine eating a heavy breakfast or ethnic, spicy and getting on a plane. I usually look for soup but it’s not easy to come by in the airports we travel through and unfortunately TSA won’t let it through security so can’t bring it from home. Guess the bright side is with an empty stomach the alcohol calms the nerves faster.

    • Shannon says:

      If you’re ever in the Atlanta airport and in the mood for soup, Au Bon Pain in Concourse B’s centerpoint usually has some.

  4. Manavee says:

    Wait…you made this? I just figured this was some weird specialty sandwich from an existing sandwich shop.

    You are a sick, sick man. You will be in my prayers tonight.

  5. mattitude says:

    Looks disgusting,hope you had some Zantac and Pepto Bismol standing by! Honestly, you also might want to check your sanity as well,as who in their right might would even eat this outside of some crazy fraternity hazing incident?

  6. sophia says:

    LOL! The comments above is cracking me up. I don’t see the hullaboo over your cracked-up sandwich. I think it’s ingenius, though I wouldn’t pay to eat it.

    I refuse to spend money in airports. They rip you off. But one time I was hungry so I had three McD’s ice-cream cones for “lunch”.

    • Adam says:

      LOL Sophia, I knew you’d be the only one who “got” this. I don’t see what the big deal is. Donut burgers have been all the rage for some time. I guess most people are just behind the times 🙂

  7. chuck in chicago says:

    What, no marshmallow Fluff?

  8. Natalie says:

    That sandwich is just…yuck. Sorry man, but you crossed a line here.

    If there’s a Starbucks, I like to grab one of their sandwiches and some fruit or a pastry. I will admit that when I was in Minneapolis this week, I skipped the Starbucks and went for the double cheeseburger at McDonald’s though. I have a 3 hour layover in Minneapolis in a couple weeks when I’m headed back to Anchorage, maybe I’ll find somewhere tasty to eat then.

    • Adam says:

      I can’t stand Starbucks’ in airports. They are overpriced to begin with, and you can’t even refill your coffee. I go for BK coffee and refill up as much as I need.

  9. Sethonious says:

    I pack my own. My standby is GORP and granola bars. If it is a long flight (>12 hours, with more than one layover) I will splurge on hot meal.

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