Today would have been Elvis Presley’s 76th birthday so I thought I’d share my favorite Elvis story.
In 1976 Elvis was sitting hanging out at Graceland with a couple of police officers from Colorado. They told him about the Fool’s Gold Sandwich from a restaurant called the Colorado Mine Company in Denver, CO. The Fool’s Gold Sandwich consists of one entire loaf of warm, hollowed out bread, an entire jar of creamy peanut butter, an entire jar of grape jelly, and a pound of bacon. Over 5,000 calories, in case you were wondering.
Elvis of course decided he needed one right then and so he called the restaurant in Denver and arranged to have 20+ sandwiches made. He then gathered up all his buddies at Graceland and they loaded up his private jet and flew to Denver. Awaiting them in an airplane hanger at the Denver airport was the owner of the Colorado Mine Company and all the sandwiches. This was at 1:45 am. They then spent the next three hours hanging out in the airplane hanger eating the sandwiches and drinking champagne.
And that’s why Elvis was the king.