This past spring, we presented a list of some of our favorite burger places from coast-to-coast. Since then, many more delightfully saucy patties cropped up on the scene and we can't try them fast enough.
Burgers -- from classic varieties to unique stunners -- continue to be one of the trendiest (and most delicious!) foods of the year. Here are 13 more delectable burgers you need to check out:
1. DOUBLE CHEESE BURGER - THE ROOKERY (Chicago)
What's better than one burger? Two. The double cheese burger at The Rookery melts in your mouth with aged cheddar, onion marmalade, bacon, pickles and a side of fries.
2. THE TMG BURGER - TWENTY MANNING GRILL (Philadelphia)
Proving that dreams can come true, Twenty Manning Grill delivers an eight-ounce, grass-fed Blue Star Farms bison burger with a choice of Vermont cheddar or gorgonzola, a side of the restaurant's special sauce and two slides of Kentucky bacon. If you don't eat red meat, the tuna burger with avocado-wasabi mayo or veggie burger with roasted portobello mushrooms and melted mozzarella are tasty options.
3. FRENCH ONION BURGER - FAST FOOD FRANCAIS (Sausalito)
As if French onion soup isn't already a delicacy on its own, Fast Food Francais in Sausalito, just north of San Francisco, uses it to top off its patties, offering a French onion burger with onion soup, Emmental (a yellow, medium-hard Swiss cheese), cheddar fondue, onion rings and lettuce.
4. THE VIG BURGER - THE VIG (Chicago)
The house burger at The Vig is made with American cheese, tomato, pickle and horseradish dijonaise (a custom horseradish, Dijon mustard and mayonnaise blend) -- a spicier take on an otherwise tasty classic that also comes with an option of thick cut bacon and an egg.
5. THE BURGER - THE LARCHMONT (Los Angeles)
It doesn't get more gourmet (or more delicious!) than the burger at The Larchmont, a Niman Ranch patty blend of short ribs, flank steak and dry-aged strip loin on a brioche bun with aioli, 12-hour roasted tomato, champagne buttered sauteed onion, cheddar and Gruyere cheese. Guests looking to reach for the stars can add pork belly pastrami on top as well.
6. STEAK BURGER - THE TIP TAP ROOM (Boston)
Though The Tip Tap Room offers four delectable burger pairings -- steak burger with veal demi (or demi-glace, a rich brown sauce in French cuisine), lamb burger with tzatziki, turkey burger with cranberry or an Italian sausage burger with pretzel-dijon mustard -- it also offers additional toppings like sauteed vegetables and a variety of cheeses so you can make one your own way.
7. GRASSFED BURGER - PREUX & PROPER (Los Angeles)
Preux & Proper dishes out a juicy, crunchy delight with its Cajun-inspired burger with pimento cheese, house pickles, bacon ends and Creole mayo.
8. B&B MINI BURGERS - BIRD & THE BOTTLE (San Francisco)
Bringing intriguing interpretations of global street food to life, Bird & The Bottle offers mini burgers with American cheese, grilled onions and housemade secret sauce from a wood-fired grill.
9. SLAGEL FARM BEEF BURGER - OWEN & ENGINE (Chicago)
A delicious meal to cozy up to with a couple of brews, the beef burger patty at Owen and Engine is mixture of ground chuck, short rib and brisket and is served with caramelized onion, a house potato bap (bun) and a side of chips (British term for fries).
10. CHEESEBURGER - STATUS KUO (Los Angeles)
An Asian twist on a classic pub grub dish, the cheeseburger at Status Kuo is prepared with a fried onion, bacon and guava bbq sauce, a popular condiment for Asian-style grilled meats.
11. SHORT RIB BURGER - RIVERSBEND (Boston)
Acclaimed chef Frank McClelland (L'Espalier) continues to do what he does best, wowing guests with yet another one of his dishes, the juicy short rib burger with a side of fries.
12. 40 DAY DRY-AGED PRIME STEAK BURKER - DAVID BURKE'S PRIMEHOUSE (Chicago)
A play on the restaurant and acclaimed chef's namesake, the 40 day dry-aged prime steak "burker" is prepared with a healthy dose of toppings -- caramelized onion, spinach, bacon, black pepper aioli and a choice of cheese -- making for a deliciously filling brunch dish.
13. BREAKFAST BURGER - OSTRICH FARM (Los Angeles)
Wake up to Ostrich Farm's breakfast burger, a juicy patty topped with fried egg, Gruyere, tomato and caramelized onion.
14. DRY AGED CHEESEBURGER - LIGHTHOUSE (New York)
Using grass-fed, free-range meat and local produce, Lighthouse, located in Brooklyn, delivers a dry aged cheeseburger with Manchego, onion jam, pickles and jalapeño mayonnaise.