I knew there was no way I’d be able to keep this list to the usual seven burgers. This has been a grand week for interesting burgers from all over the world. Represented below are burger bars in Lithuania, Italy, Canada, the UK and even Tasmania. I couldn’t even squeeze in the Asian burger from Burgerie in Berlin. The U.S. burgers look pretty darn good as well and there were many more I could have listed. It’s an amazing business.
The Rail, Canton, Ohio
SPICY TORTILLA MELT
An all-Ohio beef patty with sautéed onions, lettuce, tomatoes, fresh tortilla chips and house-made pepper-Jack cheese sauce on thick Texas Toast.
Bad Apple, Chicago
Topped with house-made pepperoni, roasted garlic-basil-walnut pesto, fresh mozzarella, marinara and a special kind of love that makes you feel good inside.
Willow Restaurant and Nosh, Arlington, Va.
THE SMOKEY SAINT SLIDER
Winner of last weekend’s 2015 DC BRGR Bash. Smoked local beef, sautéed wild mushrooms and Saint Andre truffle cheese on a house-made bacon-butter-crusted bun.
Byron Hamburgers, UK
A 6-oz. hamburger with Freddar cheese (our head chef Fred’s version of American cheese, done properly), streaky bacon, shredded iceberg, pickles, onion, American mustard and Byron sauce in a hot dog roll.
Burger Got Soul, Hobart, Tasmania
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Beef, arugula, pineapple, red onion, cheese & sweet chilli mayo.
Cannibale Royale, Amsterdam, Netherlands
CHEESY ‘N CORNY
6.35 ounces of Angus beef, chorizo, grilled peppers, corn, Madame Jeanette salsa, Appenzeller cheese, scallions and lime-bacon mayo.
Boom Burger, Vilnius, Lithuania
Black Angus beef patty, grilled pineapple with rum, Gorgonzola cheese, mustard and arugula.
Cheese Curds: Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
BBQ PULLED PORK BURGER
A 6-oz. beef burger with fried jalapenos, house-made pulled pork, cheese curds, BBQ sauce & crispy onions all on a pretzel bun.
Fonzie: The Burger’s House, Rome, Italy
Hamburger, spiced lemongrass, tomato, lettuce, guacamole and aïoli on a white-bread bun.