"The Slopper" at James Coney Island

Categories: Burger Break

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Photo by Joanna O'Leary
Aerial view of my Slopper burger.

When I first saw a picture of James Coney Island's new limited-edition burger, "The Slopper," I realized two things: 1) I had to try it. 2) Public decency laws dictate I should do so in the privacy of my own home.

The "Slopper," as its name might suggest, is very, very sloppy. As a cheeseburger covered in about two cups of chili, cheese and onions, this sandwich makes no attempt to be neat.

Sounds just like me. (At least in terms of eating.)

Those in the know will easily testify to the fact that I cannot consume any food item without spilling at least a quarter of it either on myself or on the floor. And sometimes, on very special occasions, I spill 1/4 on the floor and 1/4 on myself, thereby wasting 1/2 of my dish...yet another reason I appreciate large portions.

My messiness is due neither to laziness nor to ignorance. (I assure you, my parents did try to teach me how to use a fork and knife properly.) I am simply a huge klutz when it comes to handling food and drink in the act of consumption and will spill, sprinkle, drip, etc. all over myself. Bibs help, but they need to be floor-length with long sleeves.

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James Coney Island

5745 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

James Coney Island

701 Town and Country, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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15 comments
WestSideBob
WestSideBob topcommenter

Tried one last evening.  Great concept, but the burger itself is just not good.  Drop a better burger in there and they've got a winner.

Dave Lippert
Dave Lippert

I'm fairly sure this is an employee concoction made up during downtime. However an inside out chili cheese burger never occurred to me while working that line many years ago. Still love their stuff

Cody Ford
Cody Ford

Doesn't look appetizing at all.

Desiree Reyes
Desiree Reyes

Lol! I can't replace the original Coney dog!!

erichenao
erichenao topcommenter

THis seems weird. DIdn't James Coney Island, switch their whole appeal to gear towards the "healther" side of the menu? If so where does this fall into? Was this at a redone JCI or one of the classic James Coney Island locations?

Bruce_Are
Bruce_Are topcommenter

You ate it with your hands? Next time maybe try eating it hands-free, pie-eating contest style.


I don't see it on their online menu. How much is it?

erichenao
erichenao topcommenter

Regardless…you should have eaten it publicly. Screw decency when you're eating something like that!

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