Today is National Cheeseburger Day! To honor this very solemn occasion, we're sharing four of our favorite cheeseburger recipes from restaurants around L.A. Make one for the holiday -- or, do one better and make them all.
Gorgonzola Burger with Thousand Island and Arugula: This upscale burger from Hollywood's 25 Degrees restaurant has two cheeses, plus bacon, and homemade Thousand Island dressing. Fancy, yet messy.
Cheddar Burger with Dolce Onions and Vinegar Aioli: As with many fancy burger recipes these days, this one from The Churchill calls for arugula. More importantly, there are caramelized onions and from-scratch aioli.
Tallegio Burger with Jalapeno-Pineapple Compote: This burger from The Oaks has made quite a name for itself, and it's not too difficult to whip up yourself, even with that delectable compote.
Cheddar Burger with Bacon and Pickles: A classic from Public Kitchen in the Roosevelt Hotel: great ingredients, very straightforward.
I Am Magical Veggie Burger: Vegans and vegetarians have no need to skip the festivities. This oat and grain based burger from Cafe Gratitude is earthy and rich and packed with nutrition.