With graduation season upon us, we decided to give this year’s alumni a send-off with a flavorful taste of geography.
There are many debates about the origins of the hamburger — the invention of beef between bread presumably first appeared in the 19th or early 20th century. Several cultures claim its creation, however, there is a no argument that the burger is readily identified with the United States. Today, its international popularity demonstrates the larger globalization of the two-handed, mouth-watering delicacy. Who cares where it originated? We all love them. The being said, The Hard Rock Cafe goes to the top of the class with its annual World Burger Tour.
Here is a taste of what’s happening.
Every Hard Rock Cafe around the world is celebrating the grand staple with additional burgers added to their menus for a limited time. Their Times Square location offers several new options including the English Breakfast Burger (London, England) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with sliced ham, a sausage patty, a fried egg, a portabella mushroom, arugula and garlic aioli and served with a side of baked beans. Just think comfort food after a night of celebrations and debauchery.
Representing Las Vegas, USA is the ATOMIC! Burger (above). This Angus beef patty is topped with Atomic beer-battered peppers, pepper jack cheese, Atomic crispy onions, sautéed mushrooms, garlic chipotle ketchup and chipotle mayo. The flavors and heat from every ingredient will set your night and entry into the workforce aflame. It also happens to be our favorite choice because we adore hot inventions, spicy ideas, rock ‘n roll and haute fashion. Warning: It’s not for those with shy or demure taste buds. Caliente!
If that doesn’t appeal to your appetite, the World Burger Tour also includes inspired combinations to fit every hunger pang including the Tango Salsa Burger (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Greek Burger (Athens, Greece) and Aloha Burger (Hawaii) with grilled pineapple, plus more selections created by the talented Chef Darryl Mickler.
Each burger is paired with a specialty cocktail. Our favorites include: All Jacked Up which is created to compliment the Jamaican Jerk Burger’s spicy flair, this libation is made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, pineapple juice, Orgeat and lime juice then garnished with orange and pineapple wedges and a cherry. The Sweet & Fiery (above) is inspired by the ATOMIC! Burger’s spicy flavor, this concoction features a mix of ABSOLUT Peppar Vodka, Canton Ginger Liquor, Blue Curacao, lemonade and ginger beer, garnished with a red pepper. There are non-alcoholic options.
Congratulations to the class of 2016!
CliffNote: You don’t have to wear a cap and gown to enjoy The World Burger Tour at Hard Rock Cafe.
The Hard Rock Cafe
Times Square @ 44th Street
New York, NY