I arrived in Reno last week for the evening but was too full to try the Awful Awful for dinner. I did stop in at the Nugget and went back into the diner to see what the fuss was about. It did look appetizing as did other items people had ordered.
The next day on our way through Carson City I went into the Nugget and had an Awful Awful in their restaurant. The atmosphere is a huge contrast to the dive in the casino in Reno. The burger came as 2 patties with cheese and a large portion of fries that appeared to have batter on them. The fries were a bit unorthodox but the burger was awesomeful. A week later and I still miss this incredible treat. The marvelous flavor and texture of the patties along with everything else in the burger elevates this carnivorous experience into the American icon it deserves.
Are the burgers in each location different? If so, which one is better? I didn't get a close look at the burger in Reno but appeared to be just one patty.
Many thanks to you Chowhounds for this wonderful recommendation.