Kentucky Burger Weeks

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Summer is here and we're celebrating with burgers! Each July burger week mania takes over central Kentucky as two burger week events provide an opportunity to enjoy gourmet burgers from some of the best restaurants in Lexington and Louisville for only $5. Scope out the burgers and make your lists as some of these creations will  be making a one time only appearance. 

Lexington Burger week: July 8th - 14th 

In its 5th year, Lexington Burger Week brings 40 one-of-a-kind burgers to the culinary scene to kick off your July. Pick up a burger week passport, receive a stamp for each burger your mark off the list and return your passport to a participating restaurant or Smiley Pete Publishing for your chance to win prizes. Follow @lexingtonburgerweek and @kybeef for updated information on burgers, prizes, and more. 

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Louisville Burger Week: July 22nd - 28th

Over 25 restaurants will participate in the 3rd annual Louisville Burger Week. Pick up a burger week passport to track how many unique burgers you concurred and mail it in for your chance to win an ultimate grilling prize pack. Follow @louisvilleburgerweek and @kybeef on Facebook and Instagram  to see all the burger week updates. 

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Working your way around a city exploring burger masterpieces with your friends and family is fun, but what about when burger week ends? Keep the party going in your home by creating a build your own burger at your next summer grilling party or challenge yourself to raid the pantry for new burger toppings. Whether you choose to create classic cheeseburgers or five star show stoppers, make burgers a part of your next meal time solution.

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Staff's Pick: Toppings

If there is one thing we can all take away from a burger week experience, other discovering new restaurants,  it is the fact that when it comes to burger toppings the possibilities are endless. Check out our staff's must haves when it comes to stacking your burger toppings to new heights. 

  • Garlic Aioli
  • Beer Cheese
  • Pickled Red Onions
  • Guacamole
  • Over Easy Egg
  • Hot and Sweet Pickles
  • Blue Cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Arugula


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Keep these  tips in mind as you set out to create burger masterpieces at home. Share your creations and you may be crowned the king or queen of burgers. 

  • Select your preferred lean to fat ration for ground beef, but be aware lean percentages higher than 80% may need some help from falling apart by adding an egg or bread crumbs to your burger mixture. 
  • When cooking, don't play with your patties. Let the burgers cook without constant flipping to keep your patties juicy. 
  • Utilize a meat thermometer inserted horizontally into the patty to ensure proper degree of doneness for your burgers. Cook burgers to an internal temperature of 160F. 
  • No bun, no problem. Break the mold on traditional burgers by replacing the bun with tortillas, biscuits,  polenta,  portobello mushrooms or fried plantains. 

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