Celebrate National Burger Day with these drool-worthy takes on an iconic American classic. From the archetype to the interpretive, Cortland County knows how to serve up the epitome of summer with style (and a side of fries).
For a complete list of Cortland County restaurants and eateries, check out the Experience Cortland dining page.
Brix clever chefs have done it again! The Birria Burger is built on a half-pound ground sirloin patty, topped with melted cheddar, sliced red onion, fresh jalapeno, and chili brazed chuck roast, served on a brioche bun with a pool of Caldo for dipping. The best of both worlds, this taco cum burger can't be beat.
It's hard to go wrong with a classic cheeseburger, and Walt Davis, of Smash me 607 is doing it right! The Smash Patty is two smashed, crispy beef patties with house seasoning, American Cheese, pickles, mayo, ketchup and mustard served on a toasted brioche bun. Served hot off the grill from a food truck, it's pure nostalgia in every bite.
In Cortland County, you can find a burger for everyone. Central City's California Veggie Burger is the perfect example. It's a true veggie burger with edamame, carrots, peas, spinach, and corn. It's served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, dill pickles, and City Chips. Now you can proudly say "Look, mom, I ate my veggies!"
Hobo's combined one of Canada's most iconic dishes with one of America's signature sandwiches to create this beastly beauty, the Poutine Hamburger! Hobo's award-winning hamburger patty topped with fresh cheese curds and swimming in homemade brown gravy will leave you wondering if this food fusion could broker world peace.
If you can't wait until dinner to chow down on a burger, Rex's Pasta is open for lunch Wednesday through Saturday, and they have a handheld on the menu that will satisfy your taste buds. Tip your cowboy hat to the John Wayne Burger - bacon, cheddar, onion rings, and BBQ sauce on fresh grilled Italian loaf. It'll leave you swearing, that's a dang good burger, pilgrim.
Think outside the bun. The Deli Downtown's Cheeseburger Soup is not to be underestimated. All the deliciousness of a burger without the usual bun. Perfect for a rainy afternoon or if you're watching your carbs. For the ultimate effect, they even top off this masterpiece with crispy bacon and chopped pickles. While it's not always on the menu, it is in heavy rotation, so call ahead if this is what you crave.
Served on fresh garlic bread, the Hollywood Toasted Cheeseburger combines two of our very favorite things, grilled cheese, and burgers! Ripe tomato and American cheese are layered on garlic bread and oven-toasted until golden brown. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, they add a juicy burger patty, and BOOM, perhaps the world's most perfect comfort food.
The Charleston Burger is bringing a taste of Carolina to Cortland! They have smothered a half-pound patty in palmetto cheese and topped it with bacon and sauteed mushrooms. This burger is so good it will make you want to get up and dance!
Who says a burger can't be a classy affair? Dasher's Napa Burger is stacked with creamy, melted brie cheese, sauteed mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, and drizzled with a red wine reduction. Pinkies up! This burger is nothing but delicious going down.
This burger is a little on the wild side! The Elk in Rut is a burger made from locally raised elk, topped with smoked cheddar, hot pepper relish, and crispy fried onion. This unique take on the burger is a true delicacy and has to be tried to be believed. Tender, juicy, and perfectly garnished, this elk burger isn't just for the adventurous eater.
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