May is National Hamburger Month – Friday Distraction

by Sharlyn Lauby on May 4, 2012

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.

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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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{ 10 comments }

Jennifer Alvasin May 4, 2012 at 7:33 am

it looks really delicious … and looking forward for more ….

Thanks for sharing this …

Corey Feldman May 4, 2012 at 8:37 am

Elevation burger if I want something *slightly* healthier. I also like The Burger Joint a lot

akaBruno May 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

Redamak’s in New Buffalo, MI is worth the trip.

Joan Ginsberg May 4, 2012 at 9:13 am

I don’t have a favorite – I eat burgers when I am starving and want something fast, but that’s about it. I thought you might be interested in checking out the Big Reubenowski, which is a marriage of a reuben by Kenny & Ziggy’s deli in Houson. There’s a picture on their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kenny-Ziggys-New-York-Delicatessen/219730741380
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Chris Havrilla May 4, 2012 at 10:44 am

OK – three here in Atlanta alone – Ann’s Snack Shack, Vortex, and Flip Burger (Richard Blais of Top Chef fame). Take your pick, one or all — my treat, if you are game, when you come to Atlanta for SHRM12 next month!! Look forward to seeing you then :)

Sharlyn Lauby May 4, 2012 at 11:20 am

Thanks for sharing!

@Corey – The Burger Joint has been on my list for awhile. Glad to hear it’s good.

@akabruno – I need to plan a trip to Michigan. ;-)

@Joan – Love me a good Reuben. I saw a Reuben hamburger on TV the other day…

@Chris – It’s a plan! Can’t wait to meet you IRL!

Nancy Kick May 4, 2012 at 11:53 am

Red Mill Burgers and Uneeda Burger in Seattle are both excellent.

Sharlyn Lauby May 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Thanks Nancy. Seattle is a great city. I’ll have to check them out!

Rosie Taylor May 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

If you’re ever in South Florida, Heavy Burger in Aventura is a good place to get a non-chain restaurant burger with a side order of rock ‘n roll.
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Sharlyn Lauby May 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

Hey there! I live in South Florida…so Heavy Burger will move to the top of the list. Thanks!

…and if you’re really into burgers, check out Burger Beast blog. It focuses on the SoFL burger scene.

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