This was such a good week for interesting burgers from around the world that I had to stop myself at 10. We have the return of Cronuts and the growing popularity of chorizo. Spanish Manchego cheese makes two appearances, and it truly is a terrific burger cheese. Vegetables continue to assert their right to be on burgers as roasted artichokes, eggplant and sweet peppers are represented here. And deep-fried sliders. Great week.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Austin
GREEN EGGS & HAM BURGER
Beef patty, fried egg, prosciutto, Manchego cheese, salsa verde, onion, tomato and arugula salad on an egg bun
Zombie Burger + Drink Lab, Des Moines
DEEP FRIED SLIDERS ON A STICK
Two sliders with American cheese, bacon and onion, dipped in corndog batter and fried
Black Rebel Burger, Wood Ridge, N.J.
CRONUT BURGER SLIDERS
Sweet meets Salty in all its glory with apple-wood smoked bacon and Cheddar cheese
Blue Moon Burgers, Seattle
THE PICNIC BASKET
We start with our hand-battered Buttermilk Fried Chicken, add a generous helping of our own South Carolina-style coleslaw, spread on savory sage mayo, pour on BBQ sauce, then top it off with a layer of crunchy Ruffles Potato Chips and serve it on a brioche bun
Eden Burger Bar, Glendale, Calif.
Made with an in-house chorizo-beef-blend patty, topped with Manchego cheese, curried pineapple relish and pimento aïoli; served with sweet potato fries and house spicy ketchup
Burger Theory, Adelaide, Australia
THE CHANCHITO BURGER
We grind Berkshire pork to make Mexican-style chorizo, shape it and then place it on top of double Coorong Angus Beef patties. Next, we lace both buns with Kewpie mayo and on shake Spanish paprika, and finally, strategically placed iceberg lettuce leaves
Hops Burger Bar, Greensboro, N.C.
Our burger topped with salami, grilled artichokes, roasted red pepper hummus, shaved red onions, tomato and finished with tzatziki sauce. Paired with Vienna Lager from Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co.
Victory Burger, Oakland, Calif.
Our Five Dot Ranch with braised Full Belly Farms heirloom tomatoes, eggplant and sweet pepper, lemon-sriracha mayo & melted Parmesan cheese on an Acme kaiser roll
DMK Burger Bar, Chicago
MIDWAY MONSTER BURGER
Taco-seasoned grass-fed beef, pico de gallo, Merkt’s Cheddar, pickled jalapeños, tortilla chips and sour cream (available when Chicago Bears play)
Grind Modern Burger, Boise, Idaho
Grind patty with sweet soy glaze and ginger chutney, topped with shredded Napa cabbage, sliced BBQ pork, white onion and Grind sauce