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The "Elote Burger" is a New Food Mashup You Have to See

In food history there's been many a mashup that doesn't make a lot sense when you look at it, but then it turns out the combo is better than expected.

Some of the more "normal" or at least understandable examples are:

  • Peanut butter and apples
  • Wendy's chocolate frosty and fries
  • Ramen and melted cheese

So to continue the trend of weird food combinations, a Downey restaurant is trying to prove that good things can come from unexpected places.

The Lock & Key Social Drinkery and Kitchen has debuted their Elote Burger on their secret menu this week.

The burger is topped with fire-roasted corn, chipotle adobo, cream cheese, cotija cheese, scallions, mayo, and.... yes you're seeing it right, hot cheetos.

Lock & Key owner and founder Marc Shelton says he loves mixing foods together and one-upping his last dish.

"Flamin' Hot Cheetos are a very nostalgic thing. We have a Hot Cheetos Pie [also on the secret menu]. It's what girls used to eat in high school."

The $14 burger is only a feature on their secret menu, but Shelton says he plans to put it in their regular rotation sometime this month.

If hot cheetos and corn aren't your thing, the restaurant also features other quirky foods like; a brown butter quesadilla-topped ribeye, a black bun pastrami burger and the Cheese Boner (a burger topped with mac 'n cheese).


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