Valentine’s Day isn’t a burger sort of day. It may not even be a “day.” That may be why only Buckeye Beer Engine in Ohio is making hearts and roses the theme of its February burger special. What we have instead from many burger joints this month are a lot of Italian-inspired burgers on offer.
Both the Nook’s Badda Bing Burger and Slater’s 50/50’s Pizza Burger put Italian sausage into the grinder with the beef. Blue Moon Burger also has a Pizza Burger, this with “pepperoni crispies.”
A longtime friend of burgers, Emeril Lagasse, makes his debut on the Burger of the Month list with the All-American Breakfast Burger at his burger joint in the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa.
5 Star Burgers, multiple locations, Southwest
Red Chile Burger ($9.50)
Harris Ranch beef burger topped with a toasted hash brown patty, red chile and shredded Cheddar on a toasted bun
The Avenue, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Say Cheese Burger ($11)
House-ground Angus beef burger inside grilled Texas Toast with melted American cheese, house-made macaroni & cheese, fresh blue cheese crumbles and applewood-smoked bacon; served with chili cheese fries.
BGR: The Burger Joint, multiple locations
The Triple D
Inspired by Food Network’s “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Our award- winning burger topped with an over easy egg, bacon, jalapeňos and cheese
Blue Door Pub, Saint Paul, Minn.
A burger stuffed with squeaky cheese curds and topped with Irish bacon. Oh we aren’t done yet! We then crack a soft poached egg over the top! All the king’s horses and all the king’s men cannot resist to this temptation!
Blue Moon Burgers, Seattle
Pepperoni crispies, melted mozzarella and a hearty marinara
Bobby’s Burger Palace, multiple locations
Spice-crusted, pepper Jack cheese, griddled Tasso ham, spicy rémoulade, red-hot sauce
Buckeye Beer Engine, Lakewood, Ohio
The Love Burger
We are sharing the love of burgers in February with our vegetarian friends out there. Try our Engine-made Spicy Black Bean burger topped with a medley of artichoke hearts, green olive and tomato in a white balsamic Italian dressing and provolone cheese. Served on a pita with fresh Engine-made potato chips and choice of pickle.
Burger 21, multiple locations
Steak Marsala Burger
A taste of Italy! Our fresh, hand-formed beef burger topped with sautéed mushrooms, onions and a delectable Marsala wine sauce on a golden Brioche bun.
Burger 55, Penicton, BC
Chili Cheese Burger ($10.25)
Angus beef, white bun, Cheddar, mayo, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomato an onion, topped with chili
Burger Bar Chicago, Chicago
Bratwurst burger patty, Gruyère cheese, sauerkraut, Sheboygan brat and smoked mustard
Burgers and More by Emeril, Bethlehem, Pa.
All-American Breakfast Burger
Prime chuck topped with griddled onions, bacon, Cheddar cheese, chipotle mayo, hash browns and a fried egg on an onion roll
DMK Burger Bar, Chicago
Chicken Caesar Burger
With sun-dried tomato, Parmesan, chopped romaine, Caesar dressing
Deemer’s American Grill, Laguna Niguel Calif.
Angus beef, smoked Gouda cheese, stewed bacon, onions, arugula tomato and herb aïoli
The Grafton Irish Bar & Grill, Chicago
The Chili Cheese Monster
Half-pound Angus patty topped with our homemade beef chili and American cheese. Served on a fresh pretzel roll.
Jake’s Uptown, Texas
Double meat, pepper-Jack cheese, fire-roasted red peppers, grilled onions, chipotle mayo
Jake’s Wayback Burgers, multiple locations, Northeast
American cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms
Kooper’s Tavern, Baltimore
Kooper’s Antelope Burger
Antelope burger topped with collard greens,
chili-onion jam, and Manchego cheese with a plum BBQ sauce
Milwaukee Burger Company, Eau Claire, Wis.
Bryan Jon’s Loaded Potato Burger
Half-pound patty topped with our hand-cut fries, chopped bacon, shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream
My Burger, Minneapolis
Quarter-pound Angus patty with jerk bacon, Jamaican BBQ sauce, pepper-Jack cheese, iceberg lettuce and sweet-hot pickles
The Nook, Saint Paul, Minn.
Badda Bing Burger
Ground chuck blended with Italian sausage then stuffed with mozzarella and pepperoni. Served on toasted garlic-buttered bun and then smothered in hot marina sauce
Slater’s 50/50, Southern California
The Pizza Burger ($11.95)
Sterling Silver ground beef mixed with mild Italian sausage, house-made roasted red pepper and garlic marinara and fried mozzarella sticks on toasted garlic-aïoli brioche
Stack’d Burger Bar, Milwaukee
Bacon Jam Burger
Our grass-fed burger topped with house-made bacon jam and slathered with Muenster cheese on a pretzel roll
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, Hawaii
Our original burger topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo and avocado
Zippy’s Giant Burgers, Seattle
Crown Burger ($7)
Quarter-pound charbroiled patty, pastrami, Swiss cheese, Zippy’s secret sauce and Mama Lil’s bread-and-butter pickles, finished with a slice of tomato