Monday, May 10, 2010

National Hamburger Day: May 28

May 28 is National Hamburger Day, one of those strange food holidays of which there seems to be something every day. I have not been able to find the origin of this holiday, which does not surprise me. But, it appears some local restaurants will be celebrating, highlighting the hamburger. I certainly love a good burger so this is a holiday I can strongly support.

Check out the burgers at these places:

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
217 Stuart Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-292-0808

Fleming’s “Prime Burger Bar” menu comes fivefold. Choose from Fleming’s Prime Burger (cheddar cheese, peppered bacon - $12; $6 before 7pm nightly); Sliced Filet Mignon Burger (sautéed mushrooms, Béarnaise sauce - $18); Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Burger (creamy mustard sauce - $16); Ahi Tuna Burger (soy ginger sauce - $12); and, Portobello Mushroom Burger (sautéed spinach, creamy goat cheese - $10). All Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar’s options come with signature onion rings.

Legal Sea Foods
All locations

The chefs at Legal Sea Foods are cooking up an ‘al-tuna-tive’ for fish lovers to join in the celebration: a succulent tuna burger that appeals to both carnivores and pescatarians alike. The Tuna Burger, one of their most popular lunch items, is made from ground yellowfin tuna with chili sauce and a crumb mixture of oyster crackers and spices. It’s grilled and then served on a buttery brioche bun with roasted red pepper mayo, ($13.95). Legal Sea Foods also serves up a Niman Ranch Burger, 10 oz. hand packed all natural beef ($10.95).

Stanhope Grille at The Back Bay Hotel
350 Stuart Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-266-7200

For burger lovers, Chef Southern packs five different options for $10-and-under: Iron Pan Burger (eight ounce house recipe beef burger, red wine glaze, leaf lettuce, beefsteak tomato, house made relish, Tribecca oven Challah roll - $9); Misty Knoll Tuscan Style Chicken Burger (grilled chicken breast, Tuscan bread, prosciutto, roasted red pepper, Manchego-basil pesto, fresh farmers cheese - $9); Double Portobello Manchego Burger (two extra large Portobello mushrooms layered with Manchego cheese, sweet tomato relish, Tribecca over Challah Roll - $10); Lamb Burger (eight ounce lamb burger iron pan style, arugula, house made relish, goat cheese, Tribecca over Challah roll - $10); and, Sage Cheddar Burger (iron pan burger topped with sage cheddar and caramelized onion - $10).

Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale
48 Temple Place
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-426-0048

Try Executive Chef Mark Cina’s The Stoddard’s Burger, which packs all natural Meyer Ranchbeef and is topped with aged cheddar, chiffonade lettuce, signature Stoddard's burger sauce, fresh onion and B&B pickles ($14). It is served with your choice of house fries or beer-battered onion rings.

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