America has a long relationship with hamburgers. They are thought to have made their first appearance at the end of the 19th
century/beginning of the 20th
century. Traditionally they are made from ground beef in the shape of a patty and sandwiched in a bun. There are claims that they originate in America, probably introduced by German immigrants.
However, their description does not do them justice in this day and age, as they are usually much more than a meat patty sandwiched between a sliced bun.
Here are some of our favorites in and around the Orlando area where healthy salads and soups definitely wont be on the menu!
BB Junction, Winter Park, Orlando
6oz or 10oz burgers hand-formed from local and sustainably reared ground beef are served in a Brioche bun. Order your burgers pink or not pink to your taste. Add any combination of their glorious toppings, including many house-made specialities which range from house-made sauce or pickle to house-made bourbon ham. Other delicacies include pecan-smoked bacon, truffle aioli, ghost chilli cheese, aged cheddar and all the usuals, such as tomato, lettuce and onion. There’s even a veggie burger or a mini burger for the kids!
Graffiti Junktion, several in and around Orlando
Burgers here have been voted some of the best. They offer 11 speciality burgers with various toppings and a smaller hamburger for the youngsters. Try their signature Iron City which overflows with Canadian bacon, fried egg, onion and American cheese.
Teak Neighbourhood Grill
Try the Teak Bistro burger which is served in a toasted Brioche bun. The burger is topped with provolone cheese, beefsteak tomato, lettuce and beer battered onion rings. The whole lot is covered in creamy Bistro sauce, a house speciality.
Splitsville, Buena Vista
Feeling extra hungry? Try this whopper: The Mad King burger is a 16oz triple burger with traditional toppings of double cheese, bacon and onion rings.
Cat Cora’s Kouzzina, Disney Boardwalk
Head to TV chef Cat Cora’s place for something a little different: a superb oak-grilled lamb burger with all the trimmings.
Happy burger hunting.