The April Burger of the Month specials at burger bars around the world showcase a number of trends worth noting. One is the continuing expansion of local sourcing. For the April special at The Avenue in St. Petersburg, Fla., Owner Steve Schrutt and Chef Ryan Kelly partnered with two small St. Petersburg companies to create […]
Wow. How many different ways can you make a corned-beef-topped burger for St. Patrick’s Day? The answer: A lot. More than a dozen burger bars are tying their March Burger of the Month specials to the upcoming everybody’s-Irish holiday.
Burgerhaus’s The Dubliner
Many of them are inventive or at […]
BRGR’s Pad Thai
A short month, yet with two holidays: Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday are only three days apart this year. We’re seeing more New Orleans-influenced Burger of the Month Specials for February than heart-shaped ones. Check Flip Side’s Creole Fat Tuesday Burger with Andouille, grilled onions, house-made pimento cheese and pickled […]
Happy New Year! The January specials at burger bars across the globe are an interesting mix of predictable and whacky. That’s good.
Black Betty’s Fat Elvis
Predictable (though still appealing, course) are the riffs on January resolutions. 5 Star Burgers’ Resolution Burger has freshly ground beef, coleslaw, “frickles,” and candied-bacon jalapeňo jam. The eat-light […]
Kooper Tavern’s Turducken
After October’s Oktoberfest Burger specials and November’s surfeit of turkey burger of the month specials, I looked forward to December and a return to freewheeling Burger of the Month specials. Turns out there are a few Christmas-theme burgers on the list from outside the U.S., such as the cleverly named Bah-Hum […]
DMK Burger Bar
November. It’s a opportunity for chefs to finally use that sage, and they’re making the most of it (sage aïoli!). Many of the Burger of the Month specials at burger joints across the country (plus Canada and even Denmark) are destined to give diners their fill of turkey before the holiday […]
Amid all the expected Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving and Halloween influences on this month’s Burger of the Month LTOs at burger bars it’s easy to overlook one particular creative channel that many share: sauces.
House-made sauces have become key differentiators for signature burgers that give a menu an identity. They also lend prepared burger builds sophisticated appeal […]
What happens when Labor Day blows the whistle telling summer it’s time to get out of the pool? Right. That’s why I’m pleased to see “Back to School” burgers as September specials at three burger joints. Last year, no one rode that theme but Flipdaddy’s, Milwaukee Burger Co. and Romers Burger Bar all tried their […]