May 29, 2014
May is Burger Month, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to taste some of the most talked about burgers in the Tampa Bay area. We’re dishing on our favorites, so you can celebrate these culinary masterpieces all year round.
We probably could have made the entire list from different selections off the menu at this fine St. Petersburg establishment. All 26 burgers have their own individual flair, meaning there’s a burger out there for every appetite.
What you’re eating: The Chubby Duck, rare
Élevage (at the Epicurean Hotel)
With locally sourced beef, you can’t go wrong with Élevage’s daily burger preparations. Our burger had bay bleu cheese, mushroom marmalade, and lettuce grown right on the premises!
What you’re eating: Dry Aged Hamburger, dressed to the chef’s liking
In 2012, the Green Iguana won the Burger Showdown, so we figured we’d give this seasoned veteran a shot. Their burger selection did not disappoint, and the laid back atmosphere let us recover from our food coma in style.
What you’re eating: Mean Green Florentine Burger
With several locations in the Tampa Bay area, there’s no excuse not to check out this burger joint. The service is friendly and fast, and if you still have room after dinner, be sure to try their Nutella Peanut Butter Shake.
What you’re eating: Mary’s Lamb Burger
If you’re looking for a traditional burger that takes you back to the days of summer cookouts and chargrilled patties, look no further. El Cap keeps it classic and casual with a simple menu, letting you build a burger to your liking.
What you’re eating: The Daily Double, fully dressed
Cheese inside your burger patty?! Yep, you read that correctly. Get some tater tots and pork wings on the side, and you’ve found yourself some of the most epic bar food in Tampa Bay.
What you’re eating: Juicy Lucy
Our advice? Enjoy your ice cream first, because these burgers are bound to leave you stuffed!