Have a whopping good National Cheeseburger Day!
National Cheeseburger Day falls on Saturday, September 18th, this year.
It’s commonly believed that the traditional “burger” dates back to the 1920s. After dropping a slice of American cheese in 1926, Lionel Sternberger accidentally invented the cheeseburger. LA restaurant O’Dell’s, however, also claims the original cheeseburger; they’re not alone in these claims.
Despite this, one thing’s certain — cheeseburgers are delicious.
Here’s how you can meat your heart out on National Cheeseburger Day. (National Burger Day is another day, so don’t skimp out on the cheese!)
They’re Bun in a Million
These burger joints are a few feet from your home at Union Wharf, right here in Fell’s Point — so stop on by.
Abbey Burger Bistro
Abbey Burger Bistro offers locally-farmed, internationally-sourced ingredients, and exotic meats. With a pub flare, they’re plating delectable American finger foods. We recommend their Spicy Korean Duck Burger with gochujang and kimchi. Or, try their Southwest Bison Burger with spicy crème fraiche, jalapenos, salsa, and avocado. They even offer the elusive Impossible burger, as well as other vegetarian options.
For over twenty years, Kooper’s Tavern has been flipping mouthwatering burgers; they’re rated “Maryland’s Best Burger” for a reason. If you’re interested, try their vegetarian option: the Calvin. It’s a black bean burger with jalapeno jack cheese, onion straws, bbq, and chipotle aioli. If you’re more of a carnivore, then don’t miss the Billy’s Wagyu burger, which is a wagyu patty topped with bacon.
The Tavern is named “Kooper” after the founder’s yellow lab.
Keep Your Eyes on the Fries
At these burger spots!
After taking a bite out of a Clark burger, you’ll think that you traveled to Quebec, Canada. Located in Little Italy, Clark Burger is famous for their fresh poutine and burgers. You have to try their Full Mountie Burger with poutine, curds, and gravy.
Where’s the beef? At Noisy Burger.
Hampden’s pop-up burger shop, Noisy Burger, was once featured on the front page of the Baltimore Sun. Furthermore, it is Baltimore’s first-ever student-launched restaurant.
Highlandtown’s Sally O’s is an eccentric restaurant serving traditional, American dishes with a modern, gourmet twist. They’re known for their Highlandtown Smash Burger, with a brisket blend, bacon, cheese, sauce, and a fried egg. Sally O’s also has a vegetarian burger.
Aside from their fantastic burgers, Smaltimore is also known for their craft beer and drafts. When there, order their bacon cheeseburger tots with housemade cheese sauce, bacon, onions, and spices to share before digging into your burger.
The Brewer’s Art
So, we meat again. The Brewer’s Art is an infamous brewpub and bistro located in a historic Mt. Vernon townhome. Brewer’s Art is known for their cheeseburger and vegan veggie burger, with garlic mustard aioli and oregano aioli. Both are served with crispy rosemary garlic fries.
Happy National Cheeseburger Day!
At Union Wharf, we hope you have a delicious National Cheeseburger Day! If you do indulge, be sure to tag us in your photos, @UnionWharf.