What there is to know
- From 23 to 28 January 2022
- Look for original, limited-time cheeseburgers and tasty savings throughout Crown City
- The cheeseburger was invented by Lionel Sternberger at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924
Slip a slice of Swiss between two plant-based patties, add a few chunks of Gouda on top of a turkey burger, or opt for a classic double cheddar slicer, all to give your breakfast a savory twist.
It doesn’t matter how you go about inventing your next cheeseburger, what’s involved, how much mayonnaise you smear yourself on, whether you’re incorporating lettuce, sprouts, or tomato – it just has to involve some sort. cheese and a burger, and that should both adequately fill your tummy and completely rock your world.
Cheeseburgers have been rocking Pasadena for nearly a century now, thanks to the fact that the iconic food’s origin story took place in Crown City, in 1924, at the Rite Spot.
That’s when Lionel Sternberger first put a slice of milk on a pancake, and the world of hearty cravings was instantly and forever changed.
And to honor its famous and flamboyant past, and to spotlight the local restaurants that still perfect the pretty-perfect dish today, Pasadena Restaurant Week dedicates a portion of each January to honoring the cheeseburger.
Pasadena Cheeseburger Week 2022 is approaching, on January 23, and a number of restaurants will be playing a patty role, including The Stand, The Raymond, Kathleen’s and Dog Haus.
Some places will have limited-time cheeseburgers, as a tasty tribute to the multi-day dining event, while others will have specials, like the timeless Pie ‘n Burger.
Takeout or delivery will be available at many restaurants during Case 2022, but find out ahead of time if you’d like to dine on your cheeseburger at home.
And, as is tradition, you can have your say through the Cheeseburger Challenge, deciding which sips add the most spice to a cheeseburger-centric meal, which is the best veggie patty in town, and the most delicious. cheeseburgers at the lunch counter.
Find out where cheeseburgers have participated in years gone by, what they served (mmm, that French onion burger at the stand) and the history of the Rite Spot, a now-defunct gem that has given a roll and a galette-plus-cheese wonder to an ever-changing world still obsessed with cheeseburgers.