Paying Homage to the Burger

By on May 24, 2013

Now I ask you, who doesn’t enjoy a really good burger seriously? Yes, I know some of you are thinking, well some vegetarians may be opposed to such a thing. But these days there is a burger to suit every need, even those that love the greens. I may not understand their take of going meatless let alone their taste buds (or lack there of)….just kidding…But I respect them for still trying to seek out a ‘burger’ of some sort.

So the month of May happens to be national hamburger month… like we needed an extra reason to dive into a delicious hamburger. But that being said, I’ve decided to give you some interesting tidbits about these double fisted splendors.

  • Fleur de Lys in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nev., is home to the $5,000 Fleur Burger — the most expensive burger in the world. The patty is made from Kobe beef, and topped with a seared slice of duck foie gras and truffles from southwest France.

Fleur Burger…as rich as it comes 

  • McDonald’s Big Mac made its debut in 1968. According to a Weber survey, Hamburgers are the most-often grilled item.

  • When amateur pilots say they’re going for “a $100 hamburger,” they mean they’re flying a short distance, eating at an airport restaurant, and returning home. The $100 actually refers to the cost of fuel to get there.

  • A slopper is a hamburger smothered in red or green chile or chile sauce.
Slopper burger

  • Want to go mexican with your burger? Serve it with ham and slices of American cheese fried on top of the patty and call it a hamburgesas. (Can also be topped with avocado.)

  • Hamburger is a slang term for marijuana.

  • The biggest burger on record was made at Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton, Minn., in 2012. The world-record bacon cheeseburger weighed 914 kg and had a 3-metre diameter. It included included 24 kg of bacon, 23 kg each of lettuce and sliced onions, 18 kg each of pickles and cheese.
World’s biggest burger

The finished product…wonder how many people it fed?

  • In Alberta, a Kubie Burger is a hamburger made with a pressed Ukrainian sausage (kielbasa).

With all this talk of burgers and looking at the different varieties, I find it interesting how expensive a burger can be all depending on its condiments, type of meat being used and the locale to which its being served at. 
The snapshot below gives us an idea of the how much money is being spent on burgers in a deconstructed way (keep in mind its US stats but still the numbers are staggering).
Lastly, I want to share with you some of my favorite burger places…when burger cravings kick in one must succumb!
Five Guys Burger…the old school burger at its best


My favorite burger at the Works…the name of the burger says it all!
And who can resist these little chichi burgers called sliders…bite size burgers that are typically served with diverse toppings, a common trend among restaurants.

Sliders, a growing restaurant trend

Regardless what type of burger you have let alone where you consume it….Enjoy!!


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