green street header Its Pasadena Cheeseburger Week!


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 “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 Its Pasadena Cheeseburger Week!


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 gastro pub Its Pasadena Cheeseburger Week!


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 grill Its Pasadena Cheeseburger Week!


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 Its Pasadena Cheeseburger Week!


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
counter burger Its Pasadena Cheeseburger Week!


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.

Comments (12)
  1. Erika says:

    Now I want a cheeseburger. Meet me at Pie ‘n Burger.

  2. Elsie says:

    Ooh Yum! My favorite place in Pasadena is actually Lucky Boy–are they not participating! Eagle Rock’s Oinskter is also AMAZING!

  3. Kimberly says:

    What fun! I had no idea that it was cheeseburger week!

  4. Megan Samarin says:

    I might have to create my own Orange County cheeseburger week in a show of support!

  5. Alexandra says:

    This is not helping me come down from holiday food, you know? 😉

  6. Shelby Barone says:

    Yum! You left my mouth watering~

  7. Christina Simon says:

    These look SO GOOD. Now I have to go and eat at them!

  8. Jeannine Chanin Penn says:

    And I just signed up for a half-marathon!!! Oy vey

  9. Gretchen Gerth says:

    20 restaurants, 5 days means 4 cheeseburgers a day. I think I’m up for the challenge.

  10. Caryn B says:

    If I ate cheeseburgers I’d be all over this : )

  11. Sarah Auerswald says:

    I LOVE pie and Burger – didn’t know they had a truck, now!

  12. Mark Hollenbach says:

    Had the Dry Aged Rib Eye Burger at Kings Row Gastropub, that is gonna be hard to beat!! Off to Dog Haus….

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