An Over-the-Top Burger Bar for Your Labor Day Party

Make your signature burger this Labor Day weekend

An Over-the-Top Burger Bar for Your Labor Day Party

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The burger is an American classic, ground beef on a bun with the usual condiments. This Labor Day, though, when hosting your burger bash, create a burger bar full of additions that your guests will be talking about forever. Remember, everyone loves options, so give them lots to choose from.

Avocado

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Avocado is one of the most popular burger additions right now. It’s great if you’re making a California-style creation.

Bacon

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Thanks to Dale Mulder, bacon has been a burger topping since 1963. It’s one of the more popular choices, and your burger bar wouldn’t be the same without it.

Buns

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Don’t go with a traditional burger bun. Elevate your burger bar with toasted sourdough bread, a kaiser roll, or a sweeter choice like a King’s Hawaiian bun.

Caramelized Onion

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I like to think a burger just isn’t a burger without the sweet taste of caramelized onions. When onions are grilled or sautéed down, they gain an intensely tangy flavor.

Caviar

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You don't have to include lobster, a smoked duck egg, and gold leaf to the caviar like the Glamburger at Honky Tonk diner in London does, but a little caviar (which of course doesn’t come cheap),would definitely taste good.

Cheese

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Don’t limit your burger bar to just American cheese — we all know it’s not the real deal. Blue cheese, mozzarella, gruyère, Brie, or smoky Gouda will elevate your spread.

Fried Egg

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Yes, that’s right: The fried egg revolution is still trending. Let your guests top their burger creations with a delicious over-easy egg.

Lobster

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Surf and turf beyond the original steak and grilled lobster. Make a lobster salad and encourage guests to top their burgers with the delicious taste of Maine.

Onion Rings

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There’s something about topping a burger with a beer-battered fried onion ring.  And it’s heaven with a splash of smoky barbecue sauce.

Truffles

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Feeling inspired by Hubert Keller’s decadent truffle-topped FleurBurger? This expensive topping — black ones are available in cans all year long — is probably only justifiable if you’re serving Champagne at your Labor Day party. But you are, aren't you?