14 all-american burgers you should be eating
14 burgers that’ll make you wish it was barbecue season already.
Published Mar 4, 2016 4:00 AM
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What’s not to love about a classic burger? Sometimes there’s nothing better than a juicy patty on a warmly toasted bun topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato and tasty condiments. Here are 14 All-American burgers that’ll make you wish it was barbecue season already:
BURGER DU NORD – Cafe du Nord (San Francisco) The burger at Cafe du Nord is as classic as the restaurant — which has been serving San Francisco almost continuously since 1907 — with sharp cheddar, lettuce, pickles and secret sauce plus a side of fries.
SINK BURGER – Sink Swim (Chicago) Sink Swim puts its own spin on the traditional burger, drizzling its housemade “Sink Sauce” over a double patty with American cheese and onion rings.
THE PCB – Plan Check (Los Angeles) At Plan Check, the PCB (Plan Check Burger) comes with delicious toppings — Americanized dashi cheese, ketchup leather, schmaltz onions and mixed pickles — on a perfect “crunch” bun.
SECRET BURGER – Alden & Harlow (Boston) Alden & Harlow’s Burger — offered with limited availability — is made with an 80z Creekstone patty, a house-made roll, “your faith” in the chef and remains a mystery until you take the first bite — but it looks darn good to us!
MASON PACIFIC BURGER – Mason Pacific (San Francisco) Mason Pacific delivers a juicy patty on a pretzel bun with smoked tomato and pickled red onion, plus optional gourmet toppings such as mushroom confit, white cheddar, egg and gorgonzola.
CHEESEBURGER – Sunny Spot (Los Angeles) Sunny Spot’s cheeseburger — with American cheese, crispy buttermilk onions, tomato, housemade pickles, boston lettuce, and fancy sauce — is a great dish to enjoy hand in hand with its Caribbean style side dishes including avocado mash, salt and pepper fries, and rice and beans.
CHEESEBURGER – Alta CA (San Francisco) A perfect fit for the restaurant’s European-influenced American menu, Alta CA’s burger comes with cheddar cheese and bacon on a sesame bun with a side of crisp potatoes in garlic oil.
WOLF BURGER – Edi & the Wolf (New York) A delicious lunch to cozy up to with an Austrian beer, the Wolf Burger at Edi & the Wolf is prepared with the restaurant’s signature Pat LaFrieda blend, gruyere and both grilled and crispy onions, with egg and bacon offered as additions.
GEMINI BURGER – Gemini Bistro (Chicago) A staple on its modern American menu, Gemini Bistro dishes out a prime beef with applewood bacon cheeseburger on a homemade bun with a side of fries.
LA PUENTE BACKYARD ORIGINAL – Cerveteca (Los Angeles) The perfect complement to their fantastic beer selection, Cerveteca’s burger can be ordered with a beef, turkey or veggie patty and is garnished with red leaf, tomato, grilled or fried onion, housemade “not so secret sauce” and a choice of pimiento or cheddar cheese.
LANDMARC HAMBURGER – Landmarc (New York) Landmarc offers standout cheeses to top off its hamburgers or chicken burgers — American, gruyere, blue, cheddar, mozzarella and smoked mozzarella are all on hand — to make yours ooze with delight.
FOG CITY BURGER & FRIES – Fog City (San Francisco) A reimagined version of a historic destination, Fog City delivers food that strikes that same traditional yet updated balance, featuring a burger topped with smoked tomato aioli, housemade American cheese, tomato, onion and dill pickle on a brioche bun.
BURGER DIANE – Dudley Market (Los Angeles) Dudley Market’s Burger Diane, a lunchtime favorite, is a gourmet take on a classic dish, prepared with gruyere, melted onions, mushrooms, pickles and Dijon.
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