Celebrate National Hamburger Month With Some Creative Choices
Order up a burger and know that you’re right in style for National Hamburger Month. Of course, it takes more to make a great burger than just shaping a patty and putting it on the grill. We’ve found some restaurants around the country that will solve your burger craving with some unique options.
The 21 Club in New York City offers the same high-quality gourmet burger they first introduced to the market in the 1950s. The 21 Burger features custom prime aged beef that’s topped with sautéed onions, tomato, and house made pickles served on a warm artisanal challah roll.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX, wins rave reviews for burgers that feature beef from humanely raised cows without the use of growth hormones or antibiotics. They grind the meat fresh daily to create such masterpieces as the Primetime Burger, crafted from a breed of Japanese Wagyu cattle: (Texas Akaushi beef, brie cheese, truffle aioli, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce).
All natural, hormone-free beef is ground fresh daily at Burgatory at soon to be five locations in Pennsylvania. Lots of unique choices. Check out the Elk Gone Wild Burger—Diablo dusted grass-fed elk with smoked gouda, caramelized onion marmalade & bacon jam with roasted tomato vinaigrette tossed arugula.
If you’re ever in San Antonio, N.M., The Buckhorn Tavern is the place to be when you’re craving a burger. The claim to fame is the Buckhorn Green Chile Cheeseburger. The juicy beef is topped with loads of green chile, pickle, tomatoes, lettuce and mustard. Don’t get distracted by other burger choices on the menu. This is the one to order.
They’re definitely thinking outside of the traditional burger box at Chuck’s in Raleigh, N.C. If you’re not a burger purist, try The Dirty South (Carolina).
Shown in the picture to the left, it’s crafted from smoked pork shoulder, red pea “chili,” crispy tobacco onions, roasted tomato malt vinegar slaw, Ashe Co. mountain cheddar and mustard.
If you’re not a meat eater, you can still enjoy a burger. Farm Burger, which offers 100% grassfed beef, chicken and pork, also has vegetarian and vegan options. At its three metro Atlanta locations, order up a Veggie Quinoa Burger made with mixed greens, marinated beets, balsamic onions and garlic aioli. At the location in Asheville, N.C., there’s a Vegan Burger on the menu. It has sea island red pea, smiling hara smoked tempeh, black-eyed pea burger, clover sprouts, red cabbage and basil tofu spread.