Patties, cheeses and buns…oh my!

At Hotwire, we’re all in for a national holiday celebrating the wonderful combination that is meat and cheese on a bun. That’s why National Cheeseburger day on September 18th has us ready for a burger or two!

We know our Tribe of Travelers has the skinny on all the best places to eat, so we reached out to our Hotel Area Managers for their recommendations on where to find the best burgers in their markets.  From east to west and a few spots in-between, our roundup below will have you wishing you had a double with cheese and bacon on your plate right now.

Denver, Co.Duffy’s Cherry Cricket

An old school, large red and yellow neon sign marks the spot for Duffy’s Cherry Cricket burger restaurant in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, Co.  We have it on good authority that the “Colorado Bison Burger” is worth packing your bags for a trip the Mile High City.

Oklahoma City, OK. – Sid’s Diner

As local burger lore goes, in the 1920’s meat was very expensive so one Oklahoma business man

decided to add half a shredded onion to a burger and the Oklahoma-Style Fried Onion Burger was born!  Sid’s Diner has received national praise their classic version.  Don’t forget to get yours like the locals do, with plenty of pickles and lots of mustard.

Nashville, TN. – Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

When visiting the Music City and hungry for a burger, locals recommend heading to the Germantown neighborhood for Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint.  “The Greg Brady” takes one of Jack Brown’s Everyday Burgers and tops it with house made mac ‘n cheese and adds BBQ potato chips for extra crunch. We’re in.

Seattle, WA.8 oz Burger and Co.

With two locations in the Emerald City, at 8oz. Burger and Co. you can have your choice of Seattle hipster-cool neighborhoods to visit. The restaurant locally sources organic ingredients and everything is made in-house. We recommend “The Jackson” burger, which features braised pork belly, gouda, smoked bacon mayo and BBQ sauce.

Washington, DC – Good Stuff Eatery

Offering up four locations in the DC area (as well as Riyadh, Saudi Arabia!) this popular restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients.  Try the “Obama Burger”, which features a delicious patty with bacon, blue cheese, horseradish mayo and sweet and sour red onion marmalade.  Their hand spun shakes are to-die-for as well. 

N.Y.C.  – The Spotted Pig

This acclaimed restaurant features seasonal British and Italian food, and also happens to makes one killer blue cheese covered burger.  Chef April Bloomfield brings her unique flair to the beloved national treasure in this 100-seat gem.

Boston, MA. – R. F. O’Sullivan & Son

For the best burger in Boston, head over to R.F. O’Sullivan & Son.  The menu features more than 20 kinds of burgers and cheese choices including Feta, Blue Cheese, American, Swiss, Cheddar and Mozzarella.  Our fav is the “Northender” which features homemade tomato sauce and melted mozzarella on top of a juicy sirloin burger.

Baltimore, MD. – Abbey Burger Bistro

With a build-a-burger checklist, you can never go wrong! Meat choices include turkey, chicken, Black Angus and some more adventurous options including duck, kangaroo and bison.  To order off the menu, the “Santa Fe” burger is the way to go. It has jalapeños, salsa, guacamole, spicy crème fraiche and pepper jack cheese. If hot is your thang, then don’t miss this burger!

Chicago, IL. – Au Cheval

Upscale burgers at their finest, Au Cheval is Chicago’s best reviewed burger place in town. There’s always a wait in this popular West Loop spot, but from everything we’ve heard, it’s totally worth it.

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