Macaroni and cheese burger from The Cheesecake Factory; (AHT review) [Photograph: Erin Jackson]

We've been reporting on a lot of unusual burgers lately, from ramen burgers, to unusual options at Disney World, and even burgers made with fried mac and cheese buns, and while all of these burgers have varying levels of success, it's got me wondering: have any AHT'ers discovered any strange (yet delicious) burger toppings? Let us know your discoveries in the comments section below.

Results from Last Week's Poll


Burgers from The Wright Bar and The Longhorn Cafe [Photographs: Left: Erin Jackson, Right: Damon Gambuto]

Last week, we asked if you like your burger toppings above or below the beef. Here's what a few of you had to say:

Everything above. If they belonged on the bottom they would be called "bottomings", not "toppings". The only thing I find acceptable to put below the burger is a condiment, like mayo or mustard, but it should also be on top as well.


A mix shows the cook cares. Certain items that wilt like lettuce on top. Items that can absorb the juice of the burger like sautéed onion on the bottom.




Poll Results

Over half (53 percent) of AHT'ers said toppings should be just that—stuff that goes on top of the burger, while only 10 percent of respondents said they like everything below the beef. Others (29 percent) said they like some items above the burger and others below, and 10 percent of respondents really don't care either way.

Note: the poll remains open, so these numbers may shift slightly in the future.

About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog On Twitter, she's @ErinJax

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