National Burger Month

National Burger Month

Like my friend DJ Skeme Richards, I too am on a quest to find the best burger. As May is National Burger Month, here are some great looking burgers that I am dying to taste. I am going to have to go out and buy the ingredients and try to make some of these myself!

Grant Grill Burger  Grant Grill, San Diego  $15

Grant Grill Burger

Grant Grill Burger

With it’s unusual mix of ingredients, including a potato bun, aged goat gouda, onion marmalade and confit tomatoes, this burger is not to be missed. The toasted, crispy and gooey flavor of the goat gouda alone make the Grant Grill Burger something special.

Billionaire Burger  Holsteins, Las Vegas $28

Billionaire Burger

Billionaire Burger

When you’re in Las Vegas, what more appropriate burger to eat than one named after a big pile of  money? As chef Anthony Meidenbauer explains it, that’s exactly what the restaurant was thinking when they named it. It was designed for Las Vegas,” Meidenbauer says. “What is Las Vegas all about? We took the idea of a billionaire and what do they want to eat?” In this case, the answer is Kobe beef, foie gras, port onion marmalade, frisee and truffle mayo.”Fois gras is obviously very lavish, and that’s spread on top,” Meidenbauer says. “And then there’s truffle mayo and black truffle oil to add more richness — so it’s a really intense flavor. People who come to Vegas often want to try something different and crazy.”

Gold Standard Burger Holsteins, Las Vegas $17.50

 Gold Standard

Gold Standard

The No. 2 seller on the Holsteins menu is the Gold Standard burger. For this burger Meidenbauer topped dry aged beef sirloin with smoked bacon, aged goat cheddar cheese, tomato confit, baby arugula and garlic-chive aioli. “We wanted a great bacon cheeseburger, but not using same old same old toppings,” Meidenbauer says. The foundation of the burger is a fabulous brioche bread, which Meidenbauer notes is “pretty much best kind of bread you can use for burger.” To that he adds applewood smoked bacon. “The bacon adds a really great intense smoke flavor. It’s not a tiny afterthought — we really wanted the bacon to stand out.” And finally, they slow roast the tomatoes for about four hours.

Double Brie & Fig Burger  Surf and Sand Resort, Laguna Beach, Calif.  $19

Double Brie & Fig Burger

Double Brie & Fig Burger

One of the main things about it is it sounds good when you  balance the earthiness of the cheese and the sweetness of fig jam and the caramelized onions. Too me this is my burger of choice.

Triomphe Burger  Triomphe, New York City $16

Triomphe Burger

Triomphe Burger

The secret to the Triomphe burger, says chef Jason Tilmann, is the English muffin bun. Well, when you look at the English muffin, it has those holes and ridges that collect flavor,” Tilmann explains. “On a normal bun all the flavor seeps out and the bun gets really soggy. But an English muffin stands up more to the meatiness of the burger and the juice and is durable. It serves the purpose of collecting all that flavor.”

Source: The Street

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