#TastyThursday – #NationalCheeseburgerDay edition

It seems as though there’s a national holiday for everything nowadays. (Not that that’s a bad thing!) This week, foodies celebrated National Cheeseburger Day. In fact, the celebration continues this weekend as Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa joins with the Palm Beach Young Professionals, to host a Burger & Craft Beer Bash at the resort on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2-6 p.m.

This “friendraiser” is a great way for young professionals in the community to connect with others while sampling mouthwatering burgers and local craft beer at the resort’s oceanfront Breeze Ocean Kitchen!

The event’s festivities include a “best slider” competition between the resort chefs, live entertainment and more. The resort is also offering a special $229/night room rate for anyone who wishes to “take the elevator home” following the fun. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Tickets are $55 and include unlimited burger and beer samples from local brewers such as Copperpoint, Due South, and Funky Buddha. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Volunteer Florida’s disaster fund, to help with hurricane relief. Visit http://eaupalmbeach.com/dining for more information!

 

If you’re more into grilling your own burger, Chef Zelicious brings us:

 

 

Z’s Exotic Turkey Burger!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Lean organic ground turkey
  • 2 Medium cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 Cup lightly packed chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tsp. sweet paprika
  • ½ Tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ Tsp. curry powder
  • ½ Tsp. ground coriander powder
  • ¼ Tsp. cayenne
  • ½ tsp. coconut oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Preparation:

Gently break the meat into large pieces in a large bowl. Gently mix the garlic paste, mint, parsley, coconut oil, paprika, cumin, coriander, and cayenne into the turkey. Shape the meat into 4 equal 1-inch-thick patties. Refrigerate, uncovered, for at least 20 minutes.

Prepare a medium charcoal or gas grill fire. Grill the burgers, covered with vents open, until nicely marked and just cooked through (an instant-read thermometer inserted in a burger should read 165°F), 4 to 6 minutes per side.

Serve with the cucumber, yogurt sauce, caramelized onion, tomatoes, arugula and your choice of cheese.

Recipes courtesy of Zainab Fisher, a professional chef who specializes in raw and vegan cuisine. She was the former Chef at the Raw Kitchen. She was a guest chef for Fox 29 WFLX and guest chef for the CBS 12 health and wellness expo, and provides our readers a new and exciting recipe each week for #TastyThursday.

For more information on Chef Zainab’s services, please contact her at [email protected] or by phone at  561-629-0593.

 

Sometimes, however, the only burger that sounds good is one that you can enjoy with a fine adult beverage, some yummy pork wings, and the best root beer float in West Palm Beach. If that’s the case for you, a visit to Grease Burger Bar is in your future!

Mac Daddy Burger

Helmed by Chef Terrance, to be profiled soon as one of our Celebrity Chefs of South Florida, this Clematis Street staple offers up amazing culinary creations that should be called something more elevated than burgers. On two recent trips to the establishment by Palm Beach Happening, we enjoyed some of the most amazing ground steak sandwiches that have ever graced our palate.

Our favorite, by far, has to be the Mac Daddy. How can you go wrong with a cheeseburger with bacon and macaroni and cheese? The answer is many ways, but Grease makes it all worth while. The Mac and Cheese is divine, the meat full of flavor, and the bacon adds just the right salty sweet touch to bring it all together.

Pork Wings

No dinner out is complete without an appetizer and dessert, however. For the appetizer, we’d strongly recommend the pork wings. We all know that pigs can’t fly (yet,) but once you bite into these things, you’ll think anything is possible! The barbeque flavor is there, but not overwhelming. There is also a kick of spice, but not one that will make you running for a glass of milk (or, in this case, another one of their myriad of draft beers.)

For dessert, we prefer to go the old-fashioned route, and nothing is more traditional than a yummy root beer float! Grease seems to always have the best root beer, and although it isn’t on-tap, it is high quality, and they bring you the bottle so that you can add more of the elixir to the ice cream concoction as you go.

No matter how you celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, whether by visiting Eau Palm Beach, grilling out, or heading to Clematis, we truly hope you enjoy this amazing, All-American holiday!