Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Chow Down on National Burger Month Specials

There is no doubt that we have mouthwatering burgers of all kinds, just a short drive away from anywhere. May is National Burger Month, so I’m bringing you a list of specials to help guide that next mouthful.

But I need to put what we take for granted into perspective. When we order a burger, we receive a fairly easy-to-hold sandwich, usually between buns, topped with some of our favorite things. It’s a given.

The Grand Hyatt Tokyo decided to go 1,000 miles further when it announced the Golden Giant Burger on its menu in honor of Japan’s new emperor. This behemoth costs $900 (not a typo), is 9.8 inches wide, and weighs 6.6 pounds. The patty is 2.2 pounds, then (!) there’s a Wagyu steak, foie gras, fresh truffles, two full onions sliced, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and a cheese aioli sauce.

Oh, and a gold powder-infused bun on top. Real gold.

You do get a salad and fries, too, thank goodness, plus a magnum bottle of wine. It’s suggested the burger be shared with seven of your closest and wealthiest friends, so they can pick up part of the check. More here, if you don’t believe me.

But back to Palm Beach County reality:

The Restaurant at The Norton

The Norton Burger (pictured above), $17, is on the menu as the main “art” for National Burger Month, with Norfolk sauce, cheddar, lettuce, red onion and pickles on brioche bun. Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561/268-0500;

CWS Bar + Kitchen

CWS Bar + Kitchen

Here you’ll find the Damn Good Burger ($16, pictured) with Vermont cheddar, hydro bibb lettuce, red onions and tomato. With a complimentary glass of house wine, beer or soda to mark the month. 522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth; 561/318-5637;


For National Hamburger Day only—May 28—the restaurants are offering a $5 cheeseburger. One per customer and in-store purchases only, not website, phone or delivery orders. All locations;

Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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