Everyone knows Pasadena as the home of the Rose Bowl and the Rose Parade, but did you know it is also the home of the cheeseburger?
According to many sites including enotes.com “Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in the mid-1920s at the age of 16 when he was working as a fry cook at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, and experimentally dropped a slab of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.”
To celebrate this fact Pasadena is having a Cheeseburger Week January 15 – 20, 2012. Over 20 different restaurants will be serving up their best version of the All American Cheeseburger. There are an unlimited amount of possibilities. To see all of the participating restaurants you can check out the official Pasadena Cheeseburger Week website. Here are some of the highlights.
Green Street Restaurant
146 South Shopper’s Ln.Pasadena, CA 91101
The Green Street Restaurant, nestled in an alley among tall buildings, has been a mainstay in Pasadena for over 30 years. They are featuring their All American Burger, Ahi Tuna Burger, Peppercorn Burger and the Southwest Turkey Burger.
Monday – Thursday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Kings Row Gastropub
20 E. Colorado Blvd. Ste. 102Pasadena, CA 91105
Kings Row Gastropub is a casual restaurant nestled inside a historic landmark building constructed in the early 20th century, with the original architecture and materials preserved. They will be featuring their Blended Dry Aged Burger, Duck Sliders and Rib Eye Burger.
Monday – Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM
M Local Mediterranean Grill
105 North Hill AvenuePasadena, CA 91106
The M Local Mediterranean Grill lives by the saying “eat healthy go local.” They will be featuring their cheeseburger alternatives Falafel Sandwich, Beef Shawerma and Koubideh Beef Sandwich.
Pie ‘n Burger
913 E. California Blvd.Pasadena, CA 91106
The Pie ‘n Burger has been around for almost 50 years, they’ve recently joined the ranks of the amazing LA Food Truck scene as well. They will be featuring their classics, cheeseburger, turkey burger and vegetarian burgers.
Monday – Friday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
140 Shoppers LanePasadena, CA 91101
The Counter is a “build your own” gourmet burger joint. You are given a clipboard with a list of ingredients and every burger is as unique as their customer.
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Adrienne Van Houten is a Glendale area blogger who enjoys a tasty burger. She can be found blogging at Adrienne’s House hanging out, come on over and put your feet up.