Welcome to half-spring, half summer June. The Burger of the Month specials on burger joints around the world have ingredients indicative of both seasons. For example, springtime-fresh watercress is featured on two burgers. There also are a surprising number of burgers featuring goat cheese. It’s on the Napa Valley Burger at Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace; on DMK Burger Bar’s It’s Greek to Me burger; on Grill ’Em All’s The Black Dahlia Murder Burg (truffled goat cheese, no less) and, of course on the Goat Tell It On the Mountain burger at Flipdaddy’s.
I think of fried green tomatoes as a summer treat, but they’re already sneaking onto menus: Stuft in Fort Collins, Colo., has a Fried Green Tomato Burger; Twisted Root Burger Co. in Texas is featuring a Southern Comfort burger with fried green tomatoes (plus barbecue bourbon glaze, mind you).
In Copenhagen, Denmark, The Bronx Burger Bar says its Burger of the Month, The Baconaise, “combines 3 of the most popular things on a burger”: Onion, bacon and… béarnaise sauce? That sounds wrong but I noticed that the BOTM at Black Betty Burger & Wine Bar is a Wagyu beef patty topped with sautéed garlic prawns and, yes, béarnaise sauce.
Black Betty’s combo of beef prawns is one of several multi-protein burgers. AtBGR: That Burger Joint, the Pulled BBQ Burger has beef topped with pulled pork;Burger 55’s special has a beef patty topped with root-beer-smoked pulled pork;Kuma’s Corner tops a 10-oz. beef burger with a veal schnitzel patty; and Slater’s 50/50’s Surf & Turf has seasoned beef and a whole-lump crab cake.
The complete list of all 50 Burger of the Month specials on menus around the world can be found here. You won’t have to look far for a great idea for your burger bar.