“He looks up at me: ‘Are you nervous?’ I said, ‘No, are you?’. According to another story, Elvis flew to Denver to get the Fool’s Gold Loaf for his daughter’s birthday party. Read: What's Special About the Pasteis de Belem of Lisbon? I had the Po Boy sandwich special for lunch ($9.75). Sumner, Elvis’ confidant, estimated it ran the private jet $16,000 to fly from Graceland and back for one famous night of Fool’s Gold feasting in 1976. And like all legends, there are several versions to every story. This is the only place where you can get the real taste of the Fool’s Gold Sandwich that the King loved, made by none other than the person who served it to him as a teenager. From left, Kevin Devaney, Asher Devaney and Sarah Marble, regulars at Nick’s Cafe, get ready to order breakfast, surrounded by walls loaded with Elvis memorabilia. All of the other soldiers got it down, but maybe that was just too much thinking for Elvis. ElvisExpert@aol.com, Cory, I did see mention of that when I was researching. “A long time ago.”. And that’s all he wanted. It’s a good sandwich. “A Lonely Life Ends on Elvis Presley Boulevard,” read the headline out of Memphis, capturing the painful revelations of America’s favorite son. The sandwich is then grilled in bacon fat. Reporters were starting to ask questions of impropriety. All The Best, Cory Cooper You would take a loaf of bread, hallow it out, put in all the ingredients and deep fry it. Elvis is wrapped up in that nostalgia — the megastar who surrounded himself with blue-collar people. What a treat it was to experience Manitowoc's newest '50s-style restaurant, Deklan's Diner. We just put [the mixture] on white bread. Keep comin’ back, ya hear? A trek to Hampta Pass taught me to never forget to look up, A celebration of music, culture and food in the city of Graceland. The sandwich, called the “Fool’s Gold,” was a novelty item on the menu at the now-closed Colorado Mine Company, where Nick Andurlakis was a teenage cook. “That’s why he liked to be in Denver so much.”. Here’s how it all connects: “What If” opens in Denver Aug. 15. “I don’t think they get anymore Elvis than Nick Andurlakis.”. Friends Wallace (Radcliffe) and Chantry (Kazan) hide their growing attraction behind clever conversation about such things as the Elvis sandwich. That’s what Elvis came back for, traveling to Denver exclusively for it, newspapers reported. The Memphis had added honey, and the bacon was replaced with bacon strips. There was a famous story of Elvis flying from Memphis to Denver to get one of these sandwiches from a restaurant named the Colorado Gold Mine Company. This is Nick’s Cafe, drab on the outside, unremarkable. The sandwich has a supporting role in the film, and a long history in Denver. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Elvis didn’t stick with Rock n Roll music for long. Beyond Idli And Dosa: There's More To Food In Tamil Nadu. Every item was given a '50s-style name and they even offered a special sandwich made famous by Elvis — a peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich. The cadre from Denver attended the 1977 funeral in Graceland. At Nick’s Cafe, there is no speaking of Elvis’ dark side. Elvis “said he had never been questioned before when he gave gifts,” Cantwell wrote, “because he had a line of people wanting something from him.”. Thanks to our subscribers for making this coverage possible. The other two ingredients are sliced or smashed banana and bacon. The roar of the crowd returns. The recipe of this sandwich has been discussed and published in cookbooks and in the print media. ( Log Out /  Generous, frustrated, overly trusting in people. Fill with an entire jar of peanut butter and an entire jar of jam. Elvis Presley’s “Fool’s Gold” sandwich was born…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Submit to Stumbleupon (Opens in new window). And after one visit to the Colorado Mine Co., he was hungry for more Fool’s Gold, that massive take on his childhood favorite. Read another story from us: Elvis and Priscilla’s Wedding: The ceremony lasted eight minutes and was widely publicized The Memphis had added honey, and the bacon was replaced with bacon strips. But he keeps a grainy photo from that Fool’s Gold feast on the plane. We Southerners really have to have our comfort food, for sure. Graceland is posting other videos while closed, including a look inside some of the most iconic rooms in the home. 16 ounces strawberry jam (the original used Dickinson’s blueberry preserves), Coat the loaf in butter. Pietrafeso remembers last-minute calls from Elvis, saying he was flying to Denver for lunch. With a little help from Pietrafeso, Andurlakis opened the cafe in 1986, four years after he was sad to see the Colorado Mine Co. close. “Elvis loved it. The side of fries was generous and crispy. Okay I will. There was a famous story of Elvis flying from Memphis to Denver to get one of these sandwiches from a restaurant named the Colorado Gold Mine Company. “And it was Elvis. “Maybe there was that kind of connection of some sort. “PARKING FOR ELVIS,” reads one. When Elvis Presley visited the restaurant, Andurlakis introduced Elvis to a sandwich that Elvis would make him a repeat customer. :] His favorite Elvis song is “If I Can Dream.”, Dochterman lives with his mom and attends programs for developmentally disabled adults at Able Colorado in Thornton. Deklan's, named after Quasius' 3-year-old son, is modeled after diners popular in the '50s, complete with carhop service and a classic bar-style counter with stools. Nick Andurlakis crafts a Fool’s Gold Sandwich, loaded with peanut butter, jelly and bacon, at his Nick’s Cafe.

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