Yup, it's May once again, and it's National Burger Month in the US. And what better way to celebrate the month than with the latest rundown on the best. Here's the second edition of The Dude's Top Twelve, the Burger Round Up Part 2 (in case you missed the first edition, check out the previous post here at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2012/06/dudes-top-twelve-list-burgers.html). And why twelve? Why not. So here goes...
Brothers Burger's Lamb Burger, an all-time classic, and still as good as the first time I tried it so many years ago. A half-pound, flame-grilled juicy lamb patty with a distinct smoky flavor, and a rich topping of pesto and feta, this one's always a winner. Pair it with some onion rings, just perfect. See the post here at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2013/04/food-news-brothers-burger-introduces.html.
Chili's Classic Oldtimer with Cheese, premium grade beef with shredded lettuce, onions and tomatoes, a dill pickle and dab of mustard on a sesame seed bun. Simple, uncomplicated, no frills, just pure beefy perfection on a bun. See more at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2012/08/chilis-classic-oldtimer-with-cheese.html.
The B&T Mexican Kitchen Burger, a refreshingly different burger with a cool Mexican twist, thick and juicy US beef patty topped with guacamole, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo and a Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese combo, served with a side of crisp nachos. Ask for some extra napkins, this is going to be fun and messy. See more at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2012/07/b-mexican-kitchen-burger.html.
The Lamb Burger at Diamond Hotel's Lobby Lounge, a richly spiced juicy lamb patty with authentic Moroccan spices, feta and Parmesan, harissa yogurt, red onions, lettuce and tomatoes. The combination of different spices and seasonings give this burger a unique flavor, and a cool new burger experience. Check out my previous post here at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2012/10/food-news-diamond-hotel-opens-lobby.html.
The WineBar's Angus Burger with Bone Marrow, an indulgent combo of prime beef patty topped with Gruyere cheese, lettuce, onions and tomatoes on a brioche bun served with thick-cut fries...and bone marrow. Spread little marrow on the bun for that extra kick in richness and flavor...pure beef bliss. Seriously good. See more at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-burger-pizza-dessert-and-coffee-at.html.
Village Tavern's Cowboy Burger, probably one of the sexiest burgers out there, a premium beef patty topped with rich cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, smoky barbecue sauce and Village Tavern's signature Applewood-smoked bacon with a side of sweet potato fries and honey mustard dip. Nice. Check out my previous post here at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2012/10/food-news-awesome-new-dishes-and-old.html.
Looking for a burger with a refreshing Korean twist? The Bulgogi Brothers Burger, a thick and juicy Unyang-style beef patty with a distinct sweet marinade, topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and red and green bell peppers. See more at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2012/10/steak-ribs-and-burger-at-bulgogi.html.
No burger list will be complete without any burgers from T.G.I. Fridays, so here's two...the T.G.I. Fridays Cheeseburger, a consistent all-time classic and bestseller...
...and the T.G.I. Fridays Jack Daniel's Burger, a thick and juicy fire-grilled patty with its distinct smoky and sweet Jack Daniels glaze, topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and onions with a side of thick-cut fries. Can't go wrong with JD...and the thick and crisp bacon strips just add the winning finishing touches on this classic beauty. See the full post at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2012/11/burger-time-at-tgi-fridays.html.
The BBQnator from Wendy's, a cool burger with a rich and smoky barbecue sauce, cheese and bacon. Not bad for a fast-food burger. Really. See more at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2012/12/food-news-meet-new-bbqnator-from-wendys.html.
Greeka Kouzina's Lamb Burger, a surprising new find, and a new personal favorite. A quarter pound lamb patty with caramelized figs and onions topped with feta cheese and onions served with fries and tatziki for that Greek touch. Juicy and flavorful, you don't need any other condiment, this is as good as it can be. Nice. Check out my previous post here at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2012/12/greeka-kouzinas-lamb-burger.html.
IHOP's Mega Monster Burger, two all-beef patties with lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Serving classic comfort food and breakfast all day, it's just fitting to have a burger in the menu. And I don't mind having this for breakfast. See the full post at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2013/02/food-news-ihop-now-spreading-happiness.html.
How are you celebrating National Burger Month? Check out some cool ideas here at http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/05/happy-national-burger-month.html. Better yet, run to your favorite burger joint and enjoy...and stay tuned for the next Burger Round Up.
Dude for Food is now on Facebook, check out the FB Page for regular updates on good eats. Better yet, click "Like" and enjoy the ride...just look for the FB "Like" widget on the right sidebar.