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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Better Burger Battle

At what time would you consider eating a burger? Anytime? Of course, ANYTIME! The hour, the day, the week, the month really doesn't matter. Burgers have a way of creeping onto the menu morning, noon and night...and any time in between.

December 21 is...
National Hamburger Day
Actually, the 2nd National Hamburger Day!
Have it Your Way on National Hamburger Day has already been celebrated being spotlighted in National Hamburger Month! That was back in the spring and a few months after that you were invited to Just bite it... . Then, more burger delight followed with Burger! Burger!...this time with CHEESE! 

The Better Burger Battle...
Burger battles have been going on for eons with competitions for the biggest, baddest, most bountiful burger, as well as who made and named it first. Although hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany, eating the burger in a bun is actually an American innovation. The hamburger sandwich was most likely invented in Seymour, Wisconsin but others will stand their ground in contesting this origination. It is fact that each year Seymour hosts a hamburger festival called Burger Fest. That is where the world's largest hamburger made its debut in 2001. It weighed 8,266 pounds! Want a bite? Wonder how many people that one fed! Um-m-m? Or was it even eaten?

The ultimate burger is YOUR burger...what you want, how much you want, when you want it! There are no limits to what goes on a burger. The meat can be grilled, fried, broiled, even steamed! Well-done or medium rare. Option for the bun is open to plain, seeded, onion, white, wheat, rye, sourdough...you name it. With ketchup, mustard, mayo or without any one or none at all. Lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, mushrooms, pickles, bacon, onion rings...whatever, keep piling it on! Only one thing to remember...you must be able to bite it!

There are innumerable places, chain restaurants and individually owned, to find a good burger should you decide not to fix your own at home. You may even find some with terrific deals on this special hamburger day.The hamburger is the epitome of good eats, serious eats! Enjoy one today...your way!
Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles...and maybe a squirt of mayo, mustard, or ketchup. The standard toppings will never cease to be tasty, but sometimes you want a burger with a bit more personality. For those occasions, here are a dozen creatively-topped burgers that really work. Click through the slideshow to see all of the unique burger toppings »



Is your mouth watering yet?

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!

Next on the Calendar... Pfeffernüsse!