This post is a collaboration with Kentucky Beef Council on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. I received compensation, but all opinions are my own.
Burger Week graced my beloved city, Louisville, and has now departed; however, the memories remain. Along with the 3-5 lbs I gained. But, I’m an optimist and choose to hone in on the positive. Ha!
As I’ve previously stated, I think Burger Week is the most iconic culinary week of the year in Kentucky. It brings in crowds that are unparalleled to restaurants; it encourages diners to eat local, support local, and keep their financial influence local. It is also a great way to support our local farmers, which is why I am proud to work with the sponsor of this event, the Kentucky Beef Council.
Kentucky beef just tastes a little better – don’t y’all think?
Now, to reminiscence: on the delicious, delicious – oh, did I say delicious? – burgers. Can I get an amen?
Brooke and Billy’s
751 Vine Street, Louisville, KY 40204
Bloomin’ Blue Burger: A 6oz. angus beef burger topped with carmelized onions, blue cheese, lettuce, and A-1 aioli.
4631 Medical Plaza Way, Clarksville, Indiana 47129
Bubba’s Bacon Burger: Signature beef and bacon ground patty with Bubba Sauce, American cheese, Bubba’s smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion.
1601 Story Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
Won’t You Brie My Date?: An angus beef patty, applewood-smoked bacon, melty brie, balsamic onion & date jam, cookie butter, mixed greens, on toasted brioche.
102 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Corner Steak & Cheeseburger: A beef patty topped with chopped roast beef, sautéed peppers, caramelized onions, provolone and Swiss cheese, house-made ranch dressing, and shredded lettuce.
Derby City Gaming
4520 Poplar Level Rd Louisville, KY 40214
A grilled-to-order CAB burger on a bed of spring mixed greens, sliced tomato, house-made, Asian inspired bourbon peach BBQ sauce, monterey jack cheese, caramelized balsamic red peppers & onions, crispy fried wonton strips, and grilled Georgia peaches.
Drake’s – Paddock Shops
3921 Summit Plaza Drive, Louisville, KY 40241
PB&J Bacon-Brie Burger: A patty with peanut butter, strawberry-bacon jam, and creamy brie cheese.
Drake’s – St. Matthews
3939 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40207
BBQ Cordon Bleu Burger: A patty with smoked ham, marbled jack and blue cheese, shredded lettuce, and bourbon bbq mayo.
2224 Dundee Road, Louisville, KY 40205
DT’s Dundee Dip Pretzel Burger: In-house ground burger smothered with Dundee Dip (creamy pepper jack cheese, spinach, jalapeños, tomatoes, and red onions), topped with jalapeños, atop a fresh pretzel bun.
Fork & Barrel
2244 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
Blackhawk Burger: 8 oz. grilled black hawk burger, beer cheese, crispy shallots, and arugula on a pretzel bun.
636 East Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Smoked Cherry Bourbon Barrel Stout Burger: A house-seasoned ground beef patty smoked in Walnut Brown Ale with cherry aioli, spring mix, and blue cheese crumbles.
133 W Liberty St, Louisville, KY 40202
The Best Figgin’ Burger: 1/2 lb. house burger blend topped with fig jam, gorgonzola cheese, beer-braised onions, and arugula.
Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse
434 South 4th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger: Smoked bacon, crispy onions, six cheese mac-n-cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, cheese sauce, and Donkey Sauce.
1064 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40204
HopCat Burger: Two smashed patties, American cheese, Kitty Island sauce, diced red onions, shredded lettuce, and pickles on a brioche bun.
10966 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40272
Touchdown Burger: 7 oz. hand-pattied burger, served on a pretzel bun with coleslaw, tomato, onion, pulled pork, onion rings, American cheese, and topped with bbq sauce.
707 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
Burger Macaron: Two almond meringue cookies with sesame seeds, a dark chocolate ganache ‘burger,’ topped with ‘cheese and lettuce’ made from white chocolate.
Mark’s Feed Store
11422 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40509; 10316 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40272; 3827 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN 47150; 6501 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40291; 1514 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
Mark’s BBQ Feed Stack: A juicy 8 oz. burger basted with Mark’s Red Sauce topped with American cheese, onion straws, and fried pickles with a drizzle of Mark’s white BBQ sauce.
3900 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207
Molly’s Burger: A burger topped with homemade beer cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion.
Napa River Grill
1211 Herr Lane, Louisville, KY 40222
Double Bacon Cheeseburger: Cheddar, Comeback Sauce, lettuce, Pops Pickles, and a Benne Seed Bun.
956 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
O’Shea’s Classic: A burger dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion and O’Shea’s sauce on a toasted Brioche bun.
Porch Kitchen & Bar
280 W. Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
Porch Burger: 1/2 lb. brisket blend burger, lettuce, onion, pickles, American cheese, topped with secret sauce.
1604 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
Stout Burger: Locally-sourced patty of brisket/chuck blend topped with ripe avocado, cumin, red onion, diced tomato, cilantro lime aioli, & queso fresco on a golden brioche bun.
3929 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207
El Chapo Burger: House-made chorizo patty, pepper jack cheese, shredded lettuce, chili cheese Fritos, and siracha ranch.
2235 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40206
The Big Cheese: A house-blended tenderloin patty, freshly fried tostadas, pico de gallo, fire-roasted jalapeños, smoked applewood bacon, and charred lettuce, all topped with our house-made queso.
The Sports & Social Club
427 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
8 oz. Burger, cheddar cheese, American cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion.
What was your favorite burger of the week? Did you try any new restaurants? That, to me, is the best part of this entire experience!
Remember: eat local, support local, and choose KY beef.
Beef.. it’s what’s for dinner, y’all.
As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!
Y’all come back now, ya hear?