12/21/2012 12:49:00 PM

Celebrate National Burger Day Today (Since the World Didn't End)

Brite Spot's AM Burger
Since we're all still here - quit thinking the world will end today, it's already tomorrow somewhere - we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate that, or at least the beginning of a long holiday weekend, than with a big juicy burger. Because it's National Hamburger Day, it's your civic duty! We're lucky to have so many amazing burgers around LA - here are a few specials for today and beyond.

Start the day with the AM Burger at the Brite Spot in Echo Park, a turkey patty topped with hash browns, cheddar cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, a fried egg and maple mayo. It's not every day we get to celebrate beating the Apocalypse. Again (1918 W. Sunset Blvd.; 213-484-9800).

Playing up the EOW theme, Umami has a new special burger inspired by traditional Mayan and Mexican flavor. The End of the World burger is a beef patty topped with coffee-braised short rib, homemade mole sauce, queso fresco and corn relish. And yes, those are also EOW fries (all the same stuff on top of French fries). Both are available Umamicatessen and most Umami Burger locations while supplies last.

Today, more for National Burger Day than the fact that the world didn't end, get a free pint of draft beer simply by asking for it when you order the signature burger at Fat Dog today. The burger is ground sirloin topped with caramelized onions, shaved manchego and baby arugula on a brioche bun (801 N. Fairfax Ave.; 323-951-0030.

The Demon Burger at Villains Tavern, devilish for it's bacon cherry pepper compote, is only $8 tonight (usually $12) (1356 Palmetto St.; 213-613-0766).

And if that's not enough reason to eat a hamburger today, here are a few of our favorite burger features from the year:
5 Best Burgers Around LA
LA's Hottest New Burgers
10 Classic LA Burger Stands
LA's 5 Must-Try Food Truck Burgers
Los Angeles Burger Guide: 17 Must-Try Burgers in 17 Neighborhoods
Best Thing We Ate This Weekend: The Pikey Burger
The Pastrami Burger: LA's Contribution to the World
Photo of the Day: Mayer Hawthorne's Umami Burger
Burger Porn: It's All About the Game at Burger Lounge
A Night at The Counter: How Many Toppings Are Too Many?
Most Ridiculous Burger We Ate Yesterday: The Freiburger at the Dog Haus


  1. So, what about national cheeseburger day on 18 September? Does that mean we can't eat cheese today?

    1. I say eat a burger any way you want it today or any day. :)