You guys know I’m a foodie and a huge fan of the hamburger. So I was really jazzed to learn that May has been designated “National Hamburger Month”.
The history of the hamburger dates back to the 15th century where minced beef was considered a delicacy. The name hamburger comes from Hamburg, Germany where it was called a Hamburg steak. And according to the Library of Congress, the first hamburgers were served at Louis’ Lunch sandwich shop (est. 1895).
Today hamburgers have gone gourmet with celebrity chef’s like Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Hubert Keller creating signature burgers to feed the craze.
I love a good bacon cheeseburger – my latest fave is MunchBar at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. I’m always looking for new places to try. So please share…where’s your favorite burger joint?
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