Burgers are comfort food for many Americans. They’re eaten at breakfast, lunch, dinner, or whenever the mood strikes. However, a burger means different things to people across various states. While some people believe in slathering it up in butter, others pump it up with cheese. From Minnesota to Wisconsin, here are five regional burgers that will make a trip down to eat it absolutely worth it.
This is probably the greasiest burger on the list, as it has butter on it and in it. The burger originally hails from Wisconsin, a state that is known for its love of butter. For this dish, the buns are soaked in butter before grilling, while the patty is made with butter in it and cooked with a pat of butter on top. Your arteries might not like this one in the long run, but your tongue definitely will.
This is a burger that has some hearty flavor and is also healthy. The California burger is made with guacamole or avocado, as well as bacon in it. Just like California itself, the burger is an eclectic mix of cultures of the country. After all, avocado and bacon barely hang out together in the kitchen, but for this dish, they work wonders. The burger is also a favorite of Arnold Schwarzenegger. So if it’s good enough for The Terminator, we think it’s good enough for everybody.
One of the most famous burgers, Juicy Lucy is just like the name suggests, extremely juicy and succulent. From Minneapolis, the burger’s highlight is the patty which is stuffed with cheddar or American cheese. However, the invention of this burger is still shrouded in debate, with some saying it came from Matt’s Bar while others saying it’s from 5-8 Club. Either way, this delicious cheesy mess is not to be missed.
Sometimes known as Cuban hamburgers, this iteration is very famous in South Florida. The burger consists of a thin patty that is seasoned with paprika. It’s topped with spiced ketchup, onions, and potatoes.
The college students of Oklahoma did invent something, a burger! After a series of complicated delivery orders by a sorority, the restaurant turned their order into an honorable burger. The dish is a burger topped with BBQ sauce, shredded cheddar, mayo, and dill pickles. Customer service in Oklahoma worked on another level in the 1940s.
Set to the shore of the lapping Caribbean Sea, the little dot of French West Indies St. Barts is the perfect hideaway for the jet setters. Surrounded by rugged mountain cliffs and pristine unspoiled nature, there are postcard-perfect stretches of velvety white beach splashing with clear turquoise seawater. This is also the land of Swish fine-dining and French haute cuisine, bubbling beach clubs and alluring cocktail joints, luxury hotels and upmarket stores, and of course whitewashed cruise ships and celebrity yachts. Touch down to this luxe-land to experience the following treats.
Go for a Retail Therapy in Gustavia
The undisputed shopping capital of St. Barts Gustavia is lined with flagship fashion stores and bespoke design outlets, on almost its every lane and alley. The high-end shopping hotspot is home to iconic Quai de la Republique, offering desirable designers and exclusive limited-edition collections from Hermes, Bulgari, Dolce & Gabanna, and many other upmarket brands. You might get lucky to rub shoulders with one or two celebrities while shopping!
Enjoy the Architectural Treats
Away from posh shopping malls and outlets, St. Barts capital Gustavia also offers architectural treasures. A melting pot of English, Swedish, Carib, and of course French culture, the town features winding alleyways, cobblestone streets, bright red-bricked roofs, and Scandinavian-style old mansions. High above the town, there is a looming spire of a Gothic church overlooking the villages of little England. The sun-splashed harbor-side is obviously the popular spot for people watching, or yacht watching to locate a few known figures.
Savor Freshly-made Delicacies at Maya’s
Maya’s restaurant is little and welcoming and has a special reputation for bringing out a different menu each time. That’s because the chefs of this eatery have an ardent passion for the freshest local produces. They source their material each day across the entire island, forging new seasonal flavors and dishes. Run by an island of Martinique-based French-Caribbean locals, the kitchen of this casual bistro has been serving its colorful cuisine since 1984. Head to the diner to enjoy flavorful Fish Carpaccio or Vegetable Ceviche, served in a tempting rustic style.