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National Burger Day: Patties of Perfection

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    Slater 50/50
    National Burger Day sizzles on Thursday, May 28, and Slater's 50/50 is offering its brioche bun'd Old Timey burger for ten bucks. Want more? There's more.

    Special events are often tied to particular times of the year, but sometimes the reasoning behind the pairing can leave people in full-on head-scratching mode.

    There is no mystery, though, why National Burger Month, which is May, and National Burger Day, which falls on Thursday, May 28, are when they are: The backyard grills are rolling out in profusion this time of year, and the long Memorial Day Weekend sees its share of outdoor, patty-laden parties.

    If you've been celebrating Burger Month all along, well, we raise our ketchup bottle to you. But if you still haven't gotten your condiment-cool noshing in, mark May 28 down on your burger-tracking calendar and make for...

    Slater's 50/50: The offbeat burger-a-torium -- this is the place with the half-bacon, half-beef patty -- is offering one of its choicest sandwiches for ten bucks on May 28. It's the Old Timey, which has both Thousand Island dressing (a king among burger accessories) and a brioche bun. Oh, and fries come with, too. Question: Is a good bun the most important part of a burger? Argue away, pattyists.

    Dog Haus: The based-in-Pasadena boutique hot-doggery is known for sausages, but they do hamburgers as well. And come Burger Day, they've got an offer on for visiting burger buffs: "Upgrade any Haus burger or Build Your Own burger to a double with cheese for Free!" Ohhh, "upgrade" and "free," together, in one sentence, like two besties. Want this? May 28, as mentioned, is the date.

    Unusual Eats: If you don't need a deal, and are looking for the most unusual patties + buns around town, well, your happy work is cut out for you. LA is in a full-bloom burger renaissance, so look to Cavatina for its accoladed Marquis Cheeseburger, Baltaire's Butchered Burger, which is made with short rib, brisket, and chuck (all ground in-house), and the recently opened Bowlero's own Behemoth Burger, which measures 14 inches across and weighs in at ten pounds (the patty is five of those pounds, if you're curious).

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