Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger National Day of America's fav sandwich

Today is National Cheeseburger Day!  As if we really needed an excuse to celebrate the all American meal, we have a real excuse. Here are some of the offereings to whet your whistle and fill your belly. First let's start with a simple recipe: (Seen left on Rachel Ray's real burger show with Guy Fieri tackling up his Ringer Burger with Vegas Fries. On the show also Rachel puts fries and a cheeseburger together calling it a Cheese Fry Chili Burger!

1 lb ground beef
1 egg
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tblsp onion, minced
pepper to taste
seasoning salt to taste
Grill or fry.

Foursquare, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and Kraft Foods have teamed up to give us a great reason to indulge in a cheeseburger today.

For every Foursquare check-in at a Five Guys today, Kraft Foods will donate the equivalent of a meal at the restaurant (approx. $12.50) to Feeding America.  To be sure that your check-in triggers a donation to help feed someone in need, take a moment to visit kraftcheese.com/checkin and connect your Foursquare account.  Then gather up the office for lunch at Five Guys.

A burger related check-in will earn you extra points and a special “flame broiled” badge today.  So, if you happen to live in the Sacramento area and LOVE collecting unique foursquare badges, then the Sacramento Burger Battle is for you.  Money raised by the burger cook-off will go to benefit Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.  According to the foursquare blog, “The first 100 people to check in at the battle field on Sept. 18 and unlock the flash special will receive a free Sacramento Burger Battle t-shirt.”

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards terrrific restaurant The Yard Bar & Grille is offering free cheese on any order of its Angus beef signature Marriott Burgers. Chef William Downes has created 12 types to choose for 50% off burger night on Monday evenings in its The Yard Bar & Grille. Find their specials on Twitter @MarriottTheYard and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheYardBar.

In Bethesda, Bethesda’s BGR: The Burger Joint is holding a cheeseburger sliders contest. Contestants will down as many as 50 cheese sliders placed before them in ten-minutes as they can.  compete to win a cash prize for winner and a chance to qualify for the national finals held in Washington, DC on National Hamburger Day in May.

And if you want to sample some of the best, come to  choose who has the best burger in Baltimore at the 1st Annual Charm City Burger Wars on Sunday Sept 22nd. Participating Restaurants are, No Idea, Alonso's, Kooper's Chow Wagon, Alewife, Rowhouse Grille, Abbey Burger Bistro, Brewer's Cask, Ropewalk, B & O American Brasserie, Kettle Hill Restaurant, Royal Sonesta Hotel, C& R Pub & Alexander's Tavern. Organizers still looking for more challengers! If you are interested in participating contact Colleen at colleen@mothersgrille.com

Tix are on sale through missiontix.com http://www.missiontix.com/events/product/15057/1st-annual-charm-city-burger-wars

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