The second week of #SacBurgerMonth (5/8-5/14) at De Vere's Irish Pub featured one of the most unique burgers I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. This burger houses many different flavors and they all come together very nicely.
The double ground beef is kicked up a notch by adding smoked pork and is cooked in a red wine, shallots, balsamic vinegar based sauce. Then we add smoked cheddar goat cheese and fried onions. The Grateful Bread local bakery supplies the bun.
There are two items here I've never had on a burger: goat cheese and shallots. Not only do these ingredients help make the burger what it is (awesome) but they add a dimension of flavor I have never experienced until now. The shallots give the burger its sweetness, off-set by the (delicious and funky) goat cheese. The bun is perfectly soft. It doesn't get soggy from the juices of the burger and shallots. I would have never thought to use shallots and goat cheese on a burger. The amazing combination of flavors further proves to me that the hamburger is the most versatile entree in the history of the WORLD!!
The month of May is National Burger Month (Who knew?). Thanks to some friends on Twitter (@deverespub and @burgerjunkies) the word is really getting out in Sacramento. How will you celebrate? Some will host burger parties. Others will challenge themselves to eat a different burger everyday. Here are some cool ways to take part in the festivities (click the links for more details):
The city of West Sacramento will be adding a culnary spectacle in the form of The Squeeze Inn. Celebrate National Burger Month with a Squeeze with Cheese on Tuesday, May 10th starting at 10 am. 1350 Harbor Boulevard.
Become Red Robin's first Chief Burger Officer! Submit your application by May 15th and tell them why you are the sultan of sandwiches! You could win a trip to Red Robin's corporate office in Denver, FREE Red Robin for a year, and more!!
Try a new burger! Go to a burger joint you've never been to and experience the satisfaction of opening your taste buds to a new burger sensation!
Well as you can tell, i really like burgers. So much my aunt calls me "Wimpy."
For those who don't know who Wimpy is: he is a cartoon character featured in comic strips and most notably POPEYE. His full name is J. Wellington Wimpy. He has a catch phrase that I use on occasion: "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a burger today."