Today is National Hamburger Day, and there's no better way to celebrate than with a rich, juicy hamburger from your favorite Cortland County eatery. From beef patties to a chicken burger, or healthier veggie options, meat lovers and vegetarians can't resist the taste of the tasty concoction.
In celebration of the national day, order takeout or delivery from a Cortland County restaurant offering their own versions of the tasty dish. Don't forget to share your scrumptious photos of your favorite spots to grab a burger with @experiencecortland.
If you're old fashioned, a classic Cheeseburger from BRIX Pubaria will hit the spot. The 8 oz. ground sirloin paddy is topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and your choice of cheese served between a toasted ciabatta or Kaiser roll. The meal is $10, and comes with house chips and a pickle spear. Add $2 to substitute the chips with French fries, veggie fries, onion rings, tater-tots or small dinner salad.
Did you know the A&W franchisee Dale Mulder invented the bacon cheeseburger in 1963? The story goes that he took cues from his repeat customers always requesting slabs of bacon on top of their cheeseburgers and put the thing on his restaurant's menu. And as they say, the rest is history. Everything you could want in a Bacon Cheeseburger can be found at A&W. Order the Original Bacon Cheeseburger made of 100% U.S. Beef and hickory-smoked bacon-one of the world's greatest duos. Add American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles and you have an All-American Classic.
CENTRAL CITY BAR & GRILL
Central City has eight different burger options on the menu, including a Cheeseburger Wrap for those craving a burger without the bun. Today will cater to the vegetarians though, highlighting their California Veggie Burger. 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. You can enjoy this meal for just $8.99.
HOBO'S BAR & GRILL
Feeling extra hungry? Order the Bre Burger from Hobo's Bar & Grill for $14.99. Enjoy two 1/3 lb. patties topped off with caramelized, sauteed onions, a perfectly fried egg, bacon and American cheese. Make it Hobo Huge for $3.99 and add another 1/3 lb. paddy. All sandwiches are served with fries. Make it a Turkey Burger for $2 extra.
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 or grilled Italian loaf. Enjoy it for $11.95 with french fries or the homemade side of the week.
You can't live or work in Cortland County and never had a Paddy's Pub Smashpaddy. The process involves smashing a quarter pound ball of ground meat into a thin paddy shape, on a flat-top grill, in order to sear in the juices and flavor. There are 11 flavors to choose from - including beef and chicken options - but today we'll highlight The Gang's Paddy - the bar's tribute to 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'. The grilled chicken cutlet is topped with American cheese, rum ham, beer-battered onion rings and a Bourbon BBQ sauce, served on a grill-toasted Brioche roll. The version of a chicken burger comes with a heaping side of Pub Chips and a pickle spear for $11.
THREE BEAR INN
This Marathon eatery has a selection of lean 6 oz. ground beef burgers, served with chips and a pickle. You can opt for a Char Grilled Hamburger ($4.95), an American Cheese Burger ($5.50) or a burger with either Swiss, Mozzarella, Sharp Cheddar, Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese for $5.95. Bacon or ham is an extra $1.50 and lettuce, tomato and onion can also be included for $1.25.
Looking to add a little spice to your life? Try the Towering Inferno at the Hollywood Bar & Grill. The char-broiled, 1/2 lb. ground beef paddy is drizzled in wing sauce, sliced jalapeno and bleu cheese, and served on a Kaiser roll with fresh home-cut French fries. The meal is $10.95, and you can substitute a side salad or onion rings instead of fries for just $2 more.
The Texas Tombstone at Gator's is only $7.50, but it comes fully loaded. The buns are sandwiched between a 1/2 lb. of beef, pepperoni, mushrooms, provolone cheese, onion crisps and topped with a tangy steak sauce. Your burger includes your choice of side: potato salad, mac salad, baked fries, or if you need a little 'green' in your meal, a garden salad is also available.
DASHER'S CORNER PUB
Craving sausage and peppers in burger form? Look no further than the Rome Burger at Dasher's Corner Pub. A sausage paddy, topped with peppers and onions and your choice of cheese for $11. All burgers are served with a side of homemade corn chips and salsa. Add an extra $2.50 if you'd like to have fries instead of chips. There is no extra charge if you'd like to substitute grilled chicken breast for any burger.
If you want to do the grilling, but don't want to go grocery shopping, order a DIY Burger Kit from Trax2Go at Greek Peak Mountain Resort. For $20 you receive 5 8 oz. burger paddies, five buns, American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion and pickles. Don't forget to purchase some shareables including fries ($4.99), onion rings ($6.99) and pickle fries ($7.99).
Where's your favorite place to order a burger in Cortland County? Share your photos with @experiencecortland and use hashtag #experiencecortland.