This Friday (Sept. 18) is National Cheeseburger Day. It’s a day to go out and enjoy one of the best foods ever invented. It’s also your stomach’s favorite holiday. Of course, we don’t really need a holiday as an excuse to go scarf down some burgers, we do it regularly. Nevertheless, you can believe we’ll be out there celebrating with burger after burger from sun up to sun down!
If you want to enjoy the holiday to the fullest check out this list of our favorite options for the day!
The Classic Cheeseburger from Blue Moon Burgers: I’ll be grabbing one in CapHill, SLU, or Fremont. I’m taking a purist approach to my first burger, hold the frills, give me a good old-fashioned cheeseburger with American Cheese, Lettuce, Pickles, Onions, Blue Moon Sauce on a Brioche Bun. If you’re looking for something a little bit more adventurous, go for the Blue Bayou or El Diablo Azul.
The Classic Burger from Ray’s Cafe in Ballard: The weather report calls for partly sunny and low 70s on Friday. It may be one of the last good days to enjoy the outdoor patio at Ray’s Cafe. Take in the beautiful scenery while enjoying this delicious burger.
A little something for the vegetarians:
Red Quinoa Vegetarian Burger from Brave Horse Tavern in South Lake Union: This mushroom, broccoli and red quinoa patty served on a dahlia workshop bun with iceberg lettuce, pickles, mayo and smoky ketchup is so good that even the most serious carnivores will enjoy it. As a bonus, Brave Horse always has a great selection of beers on tap.
Burger on a Budget:
Classic Cheeseburger from Dick’s Drive-In: This is a Seattle icon, so much so that Macklemore held a music video shoot on top of the Capitol Hill location. People swarmed during the shoot, some said it was for Macklemore, but I think it was for those awesome burgers. Regardless of the cause, if Macklemore loves it, you know it’s probably pretty awesome.
Where’s the beef (burger)?:
Lamb Burger from Brouwer’s (Fremont) or Burgundian (Tangletown): Two of the greatest places to grab a beer also make some of the best food in town. The deliciousness of this burger has been touted a number of times here, but we’ll do it again just in case you weren’t paying attention. 8oz Oregon grass fed lamb ground in-house with spicy Merguez seasonings topped with julienned roasted red peppers, chipotle mayo, and fresh mozzarella. Served on a fresh baked roll. This burger has been a favorite of ours since the first time we tried it. Want a little more? Go with the Lamb “Deluxe” and get Bacon, arugula, caramelized onion, Mama Lil’s peppers, aioli, and white cheddar. Don’t forget the curry ketchup for the frites and make sure to wash it down with one of the awesome beers on tap (Brouwer’s Taplist or Burgundian Taplist).
Firehouse Burger from McCoy’s Firehouse in Pioneer Square: A perfect medley of Cheddar, Bacon and Egg. Because of its location it makes for a great stop before a Seahawks or Mariners game for a beer and burger. And tomorrow it will make a great stop for a National Cheeseburger Day celebrationg! For $12 you can’t get a better burger plate (yes fries too) for the price.
Sam’s Tavern in Capitol Hill: I’m getting the Jalapeno Reno (pico, jalapenos, chipotle aiolo, and pepperjack) or the Sammy’s 50/50 Burger (made of 50% angus beef and 50% hickory smoked bacon, topped with avocado and bacon ranch). And I’ll wash it down with their Bloody Mary which comes with its own mini-burger garnish!
Lloyd’s chowing on:
Fig and the Pig from Li’l Woody’s in Ballard or Capitol Hill: I’m a big fan of mixing sweet and savory flavors, so when I saw bacon and pickled figs, I had to get it. The burger consists of 1/3 lb Painted Hills Natural Beef, 2 thick-cut pieces of bacon, Boat Street pickled figs, mayo, and crumbled gorgonzola.
Rojo from Coastline Burgers in West Seattle: This bad boy is topped with roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, pepper jack, and chipotle mayo. Pair it with some of their awesome onion rings and you’ll be set for National Cheeseburger Day!
For additional options check out our Burger Sites page and if you post any of your burger conquests to Instagram don’t forget to tag us at @BurgersBrewsSea and use the hashtag #BurgersBrewsSEA!