Last time, I focused on intriguing names. Here I’m back to burgers that piqued my interest with their ingredients and looks. The top burger, from Ground Burger Bar, manages to have everything, including a memorable name. Vegetables continue to find their way onto interesting burgers: here, stewed tomatoes, sweet potatoes, kale and eggplant are used.
Enjoy the three-day holiday weekend. Have a burger and consider giving a little to No Kid Hungry.
Ground Burger Bar, Newmarket, Ontario
Wham Yam Thank You Lamb
Cocoa-and-coffee-rubbed lamb patty, kale, cranberry-walnut-sweet-potato mash, toasted marshmallows and truffle aïoli
Bernie’s Burger Bus, Bellaire, Texas
Two crispy bacon grilled cheeses used as a bun for two cheddar Cheeseburger patties, “tipsy” onions, and all “the principal’s” fixings
Fatto-Bene, Milan, Italy
Back From Vacation Burger
Piemontese beef, buffalo mozzarella and grilled eggplant
Grazin’, Hudson, N.Y.
Our signature grass-fed and –finished beef patty, topped with mozzarella, Common Hands Farm stewed tomatoes with basil aïoli
Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern, multiple locations
Train Wreck Burger
Loaded with Cheddar cheese, a sunny-side-up egg, hand-cut fries, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, lettuce and Railhouse Thousand Island on a grilled sesame brioche bun
Holy Cow Del Ray, Alexandria, Va.
Angus beef, chopped BBQ brisket, Cheddar, onion ring, jalapeňos, pickles and BBQ sauce on a toasted potato kaiser roll
The Rail, Akron, Ohio
The Asian Wonder
Bacon, Monterey-Jack cheese and honey-sriracha sauce with crispy wonton strips
Stack City Burger Bar, Columbus, Ohio
The Gaucho Burger
Topped with pepper-Jack cheese, avocado relish, chimichurri aïoli, baby kale and tomato
B&B Burger & Beer, Las Vegas
The Royal With Cheese
Robiola Italian soft-ripened cheese, caramelized onions, grilled treviso (radicchio) and Parmigiano-mascarpone cream