National Cheeseburger Day! Check out these local favorites…

    Cheeseburger Day is a national holiday that we fully stand behind—teeth bared, of course. Four meaty, cheesy recommendations below. Happy eating!

    Swift Burger

    The great thing about good chefs is that they unapologetically like “bad” food. But the best among them know how to take something bad and turn it into something good. You know what you’re in for when you order a Swift burger—two 4-ounce patties, melted aged Tillamook cheddar, chopped Romaine lettuce, and a rosemary bun—but when it comes to your table, you’ll notice that it looks familiar. More…

    Le Pigeon Burger

    Gabriel Rucker’s Le Pigeon burger comes with a pair of warnings (or, if you’re of a certain mind, incentives): The garlic aioli that binds together its iceberg slaw contains unpasteurized eggs, and the hand-cut French fries with which it’s paired are deep-fried in peanut oil.* With that out of the way, everything about this burger is done right. The bun, a Ken’s Artisan ciabatta roll, is grilled and keeps together what would otherwise be More…

    Paymaster Burger

    Josh Johnson and Sepal Meacham want to do something that not a lot places do these days: Make a clean, simple, affordable, unfussy cheeseburger with quality ingredients—the kind they grew up eating in their native Iowa. What you get is a burger so simple—and tasty—that it’s almost exotic. Ingredients include an Alessio-baked bun, a slice of Tillamook cheddar, More…

    Slowburger

    Long before your Slowburger comes to your table, you’re given silverware bundled in a black cotton napkin. Keep them handy—you’ll need them. When your burger shows, with a requisite steak knife, you’ll see why: It’s a tower that stands at least three-quarters of a foot tall and is layered with a half-pound Painted Hills ground beef patty, melted gruyère More…

    *courtesy of neighborhoodnotes.com

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