Or bison. Or lamb. Or beans! The much-beloved American institution, the burger, comes in a wide (and deeeelicious) variety of forms these days. Loosen up your belt buckle and see how many of these you can sample while you’re here. At The Dam, try the hand-packed Angus beef Magic Mushroom burger…and don’t miss the addictive, super-crispy fries. 5 Star Burgers serves freshly ground lamb patties with tzatziki sauce and black olive tapenade. Three Kings Public House goes all out on toppings for specialty burgers like bacon jam, the Pogue Mahone, and an avocado and chipotle-topped veggie. And in the somewhat off-the-beaten-path Carondelet neighborhood, Stacked Burger Bar stacks 'em in for the house specialties (The Goat, Big Kahuna and Wakey Wakey, among others), or their popular choose-your-own-adventure burger, made to your specs from a checklist of options.
Patties to tempt the palate, from beef and bison to beans