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THE FULL LEADED JACKET AT LEADBELLY

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Lincoln, Neb.

The Full Leaded Jacket began as a joke. The folks at LeadBelly in Lincoln wanted to have fun with a staple of the Nebraska school lunch—chili and cinnamon rolls. So they made a burger that used a cinnamon roll as a bun and dumped chili, queso, sour cream and jalapeños on top. They figured people would get a laugh. Instead, the Jacket turned into one of LeadBelly's most popular dishes.

It sounds awful, looks worse and tastes divine—the sweet and savory combining beautifully. For those of us dumb enough to try it, the Full Leaded Jacket is proof that sometimes we must merely close our eyes and take a bite.