An Ode to the Burger

With Memorial Day fast approaching we posit the question: Is there anything more American than the burger?

Actually, I’m Australian.

I’m All-American though

We really don’t want an answer, mind you. We used posit in that first sentence, so we automatically win. But you can have the consolation prize: Some burger ideas for Monday.

Bison Burgers on Texas Toast

Holy bison batman these are tasty

Portabello Burgers

oh cheesy

Burgers with sun-dried tomato paste, goat cheese and herbs

It needs some fries

Venison Burgers with Roasted Red Bell Pepper

Yes that is an extra large kosher dill there

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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26 Responses to An Ode to the Burger

  1. Laura says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! My favorite meal, by far, ever, on the entire face of the earth!!!

  2. TasteFood says:

    I love odes. Especially when a burger is involved.

  3. I can smell the grill from here.

  4. What? No Aussie burger?

    Aussie Burger (called ” a burger with the lot”)
    Beef patty
    Fried Onions
    Slices of beet
    Slice of pineapple
    Big piece of bacon (not American style unfortunately)
    Fried egg
    Ketchup (called tomahto soss here)

    You need an industrial press to be able to get it in your mouth. I know other Aussies will disagree with me but they are pretty fat.

    They’re also delicious. It took me a while to fathom the egg though.

  5. bulldogsturf says:

    What no South African burger, Half a beast on a bun… lol

  6. We hardly ever eat burgers – think I should go defrost from mince and make a few patties for on the braai.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  7. Ooh – serious burger cravings are striking here up the mountain!

  8. Mad Dog says:

    I’m glad you posted some real burgers!

  9. Carolyn Chan says:

    That first burger picture made my mouth fill up with saliva!

  10. rutheh says:

    Happy Holiday Weekend. Burgers are the best. Pickles a perfect accompaniment.
    We are in Hardy VA and my son’s FIL is smoking two 7 pound pork butts in this big smoker and I thought of you, Greg.

  11. Rachel says:

    Ah beef! Its what’s for breakfast — I couldn’t stomach eggs in the morning when I was in school, so my mom sent me off into the Pennsylvania winters with a nice warm burger in my belly! Mmmm… why not? Still love ’em!

  12. egg me on says:

    That bison on Texas toast gets me every time I see it. Happy Memorial Day!

  13. Was going to try and abstain from burgers this weekend because I love them too much to stop at one. But, I may have to make enough for like, one and a half now.

  14. Eva Taylor says:

    There is really nothing like a good burger, great beef taste, properly seasoned a little smoke and char from the grill, and the condiments. Thanks for the refresher, Greg, happy memorial day!
    It’s very warm in New York City; perfect for a long weekend. Sorry if my comments are delayed!

  15. SimpleP says:

    These pictures make me want a burger real bad! I’ll take three All-American’s please…

  16. kat says:

    LOOOOVE! great post πŸ™‚

  17. Kas says:

    Your captions are too much πŸ™‚

  18. Laura says:

    Reblogged this on The Hamburger Blogger and commented:
    Great post from one of my fave food bloggers, Rufus- I like the way you think, my virtual friend! πŸ™‚

  19. rsmacaalay says:

    Who does not love burgers! I love bacon and mushroom melt in mine.

  20. billpeeler says:

    Them some good lookin’ burgers!

  21. No, not much! A burger is the ultimate go-to for all summer holidays. Hard to beat it!

  22. Kristy says:

    Mmmmmmm! I still love that top pic. I think that was one of the first things I noticed when I found your blog last year! πŸ™‚

  23. I love burgers! What a great round-up.

  24. Jessica says:

    haha, love the Aussie burger man. I spy animal style!

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