During Cheeseburger Week from January 12 to January 17, 2014, Pasadena honors Lionel Sternberger’s genius in being the first to put cheese to hamburger at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924.
Forty of Pasadena’s favorite restaurants, lounges and burger joints offer their signature burgers, some special creations and a deals duringPasadena Cheeseburger Week.
Again in 2014, you can vote for your favorites in the Cheeseburger Challenge. Who makes your favorite lunch counter burger? Who serves your favorite turkey burger? Who makes your favorite veggie burger? Who serves the best beverage with a burger? You decide during Cheeseburger Week, January 12th through January 17th.
For 2014, we are adding several restaurants. Some participants will include special menu items or deals for patrons during Cheeseburger Week.
Now, a break for the official song of Cheeseburger Week:
Of course it is!
Let’s all salute Lionel Sternberger for his mastery, insight, pioneering innovation and daring in placing a piece of cheese atop a hamburger for the first time in recorded culinary history at his father’s roadside stand, the Rite Spot at 1500 West Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.
Cheeseburger Week 2013…
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosts the third Cheeseburger Week and Cheeseburger Challenge January 12th to 17th, 2014. Once again, you’ll be able to vote for your favorites in a number of categories, from traditional lunch counter burgers to white table cloth an alternative cheeseburgers. We’ll also have an alternative cheeseburger category or two, as well.
Plan to come to Pasadena for a Cheeseburger Crawl, take the Cheeseburger Challenge and celebrate Lionel Sternberger’s culinary legacy in the city where the cheeseburger was first served.
Here is a partial list of restaurants and lounges that are taking the Cheeseburger Challenge during Cheeseburger Week 2014. Most are still serving cheeseburgers (and much more). Click on the name to go to the restaurant’s web page:
- a/k/a An American Bistro
- BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
- Central Park Restaurant
- Clearman’s Galley
- Clearman’s Northwoods Inn
- The Counter
- Cousins Maine Lobster
- Crepe Studio
- Dog Haus
- Dog Haus Biergarten
- El Portal Restaurant
- Gale’s (lunch only)
- Green Street Restaurant
- Haven Gastropub
- Kings Row Gastropu
- New York Deli
- Pie ‘n Burger
- POP Champagne & Dessert Bar
- Real Food Dail
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Happy Hour menu)
- Slater’s 50/50
- Toro Sushi Bar and Lounge
- Trattoria Neapolis Italian Restaurant and Bar
- Umami Burger
- Vertical Wine Bistro
- Yahaira’s Cafe
For address, menu and special offer information click on Restaurant Participants above.