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Celebrate Pasadena Cheeseburger Week, January 13 to 18

Robyn Lee 9 comments

Next week from January 13 to 18, Pasadena is celebrating their second annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week during which over 40 restaurants in the city will offer special deals and creative burger interpretations. When you've eaten your fill of burgers, vote for your favorite restaurants in this online survey for the chance to win a cheeseburger meal at a participating restaurant. More

Happy Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

Robyn Lee 5 comments

This week Pasadena, California, is celebrating its claim as the birthplace of the cheeseburger—specifically at the Rite Spot Cafe around 1924—with Cheeseburger Week running until January 20. Pasadena Restaurant Week has a listing of restaurants in Pasadena serving cheeseburgers and cheeseburger-inspired dishes, along with some special deals for the week. More

The 'Hamburger' Was Not Invented in Athens, Texas

Adam Kuban 6 comments

Clicking in to the AHT inbox today, we've got another great message and fact-filled set-'em-straight from Barry Popik! Grab a coffee and get ready to scroll. —AK This story has gotten completely absurd, involving bad journalism (Texas Monthly is not... More

Dear AHT: 'Texas Monthly' Actually Believes That the Hamburger Was Invented in Tiny Athens, Texas

Dear AHT Adam Kuban 1 comment

Any publication that dares back one party in the contentious issue of where the hamburger was invented had better be prepared for blowback. AHT received some collateral damage when this Barry Popik bomb landed in our inbox. It's not true....... More

A Visit to Louis' Lunch, Home of the Hamburger

Nick Solares 23 comments

One of the nation's most important hamburger institutions, Louis' Lunch lays claim to having invented the dish we love so much. The burger here is known more for its isn'ts than anything else. It isn't served on a bun but on slices of toast. It isn't served with condiments. It is, however, a unique contribution to America's national cuisine More

Piece of Burger History for Sale: $1

Adam Kuban 7 comments

For $1, you could own a burger joint like this. This one's in Dayton, Ohio, but there's an old White Tower for sale in Toledo. There's a White Tower in Toledo, Ohio, for sale for $1, but the catch... More

A White Manna / White Mana Pilgrimage Revisited

Nick Solares 19 comments

AHT's Nick Solares makes the two-stop pilgrimage to New Jersey for White Mana in Jersey City and White Manna in Hackensack. See how the sliders at each historic burger joint stack up. More

Carne Knowledge: Two New Burger Books Hit the Shelves

Adam Kuban 5 comments

Man does not live by burger alone. Were that the case, we'd all blindly consume the stale-bunned, hockey pucks at the nearest McKing. True burger fans hunger for a deeper understanding of their favorite food, and, luckily, two books that... More

George Motz on ABC News: 'The Battle of the Burgers'

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The other week, we mentioned that our friend George Motz would be on ABC news discussing burgers. Here's a clip of his appearance: A Major Beef! Who Invented the Hamburger? [ABCnews.com]... More

The Burger Birthplace Battle: New Haven Fires Back

Adam Kuban 1 comment

Photograph from the Flickr photostream of the real janelle Remember all that hullaballo about the birthplace of the burger? How New Haven, Connecticut, and Athens, Texas, were going back and forth on this? How Josh "Mr. Cutlets" Ozersky wrote... More

Roadfood at Louis' Lunch

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Dear AHT readers, Wassup?!? Adam here. So I've mentioned it before, and blah blah blah, but A Hamburger Today is now part of SeriousEats.com, where I'm working as managing editor. No reason to worry that this site will change in... More

Burger Origin Smackdown

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Oooh, boy. Burger expert Josh "Mr. Cutlets" Ozersky rears his head in the Los Angeles Times with an op-ed piece on the recent kerfuffle about the burger's birthing grounds. Mr. Ozersky's comments are borne of the research he's doing for... More

Burger History Has Actual Historians Stumped

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Yesterday we mentioned the controversy over the birthplace of the burger, in which we admitted to "web-based research." The good news is that we have real historians interested in the topic; the bad news is that they're as confounded as... More

Battle Over Who Made the First Burger

Adam Kuban 5 comments

Photograph from the Flickr photostream of the real janelle Don't mess with Texas. A state legislator there is embroiled in a burger battle with Louis' Lunch of New Haven, Connecticut, over which state can claim to be the birthplace... More

A Piece of Maryland Burger History: For Sale

Adam Kuban 1 comment

Longtime Baltimore–D.C.-area residents may remember the White Castle–like Little Tavern. DCist.com reports that one of the few remaining stores of the onetime 50-strong chain is up for sale. The lonely Laurel branch has real street cred, with original (read: decaying)... More

Photo Gallery: Hamburgers, A Pictorial History

Adam Kuban 2 comments

Yesterday, we used a photograph of a farmer eating a burger at a cornhusking contest in Marshall County, Iowa, to illustrate an entry here. It's from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog. Below, we offer a look... More


Hamburglar Hadley 7 comments

Many people agree that having one less McDonald's is not necessarily a bad thing, but the recent removal of the old school McDonald's at Highland and Sunset in Hollywood is a sad departure of a North American icon. Rather... More

Burger Fest 2005

Adam Kuban 1 comment

-->So why did we post earlier today about the history of hamburgers? Because we wanted to give readers a little insight into the confusing matter before pointing out that today in Seymour, Wisconsin, BurgerFest is going on as we,... More

The History of the Hamburger

Adam Kuban 58 comments

When you look into the history of hamburgers in the U.S., you'll find sources proclaiming the inventor to be (from left) Louis Lassen, "Hamburger Charlie" Nagreen, or the Menches Brothers. The history of the hamburger is truly a story... More

Hey Hamburger, Happy Birthday!

Matt Jacobs 7 comments

Today, our BFF, the hamburger, turns 105 years old. It was on July 28th, 1900 that Louis Lassen—proprietor of Louis' Lunch—first put a hamburg steak between two pieces of bread. Truth be told, it's unlikely that this was the very... More

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