Summertime is Burger Time! Dust off the barbecue, light it up, and get grilling – you know that there’s nothing better than home-grilled burgers!
Why not ask over friends and family for a burger bar? You provide the burgers, buns and toppings and then ask your guests to bring a fun salad or delectable dessert, and you’ve got the city’s hottest new gourmet burger bar right in your own backyard. This is a great way to let family and friends build their own dream burger with the only limit being their imagination!
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Check out this great recipe we did for ASMI
Here are some of my favorite burger party tips:
- –Pick up some artisan buns from one of our great local bakeries, such as Macrina or Essential. I love a variety of soft and fluffy brioche buns and pretzel buns.
–Offer different types of patties like local grass-fed beef, salmon patties, portabella mushrooms and even housemade veggie burgers.
–Put out different spreads so guests can create their own masterpiece. Try garlicy aioli, pesto, pimento cheese, and harissa ketchup.
–Don’t forget the cheeses. Local Beecher’s aged cheddar (a personal fave!), pepper jack, creamy goat, or tangy blue are some of my go-tos when hosting a burger party.
–And of course the toppings! Load it up with thick sliced tomatoes, all kinds of pickly things, sliced onions, crunchy lettuce, bacon – skies the limits. I love adding Flaming Hot Cheetos for super spicy crunch!
So whether you’re hosting a hungry crowd or just making dinner interesting, go forth and grill up some gourmet burger goodness. Cheers! –Kathy