Labor Day is fast approaching, and with it, cooler temperatures and the inevitable end of summer. Nothing screams summer like a burger fresh off the grill, so it’s rather timely that National Burger Day arrives at a time when we could all hold on to a little summertime nostalgia. There is no shortage of burgers adorning the menus of Jackson establishments, but we’ve rounded up some of our favorites, in a range of categories that’s sure to satisfy whatever you fancy on your patty.
Best burger for your buck
Mark a spot in your schedule to get over to the White Buffalo Club between 5-6 p.m. This is the golden hour of burger consumption because for $10 you get a burger, fries and a Budweiser to wash it down. A happy hour special it may be, but a simple $10 burger it is not. The WBC burger is two, four ounce smash patties topped with American cheese, grilled onion, tomato, shredded lettuce and animal-style sauce.
There’s a burger for everyone at Liberty Burger. Each specialty patty is topped with a carefully crafted medley of toppings. But there is one burger that carries breakfast into the later hours of your day — for the late risers, the hangover victims and general breakfast lovers. You don’t have to be up with the sunrise to get The Nooner. Piled high with Applewood smoked bacon, ham, hash browns and a fried egg, this meaty meal packs a protein punch that just might send you back to bed for a nap.
When in Wyoming…you have to try a bison burger! At Snake River Brewing, they’re topping a six ounce Durham Ranch bison patty with sharp white cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and dijonnaise sauce on a house made brioche bun. The dijonnaise sauce mellows out the Dijon into a creamy, flavorful sauce. All of these toppings complement, without overpowering, the lean bison meat. This burger comes with pub or sweet potato fries, but insiders know to ask for a mix of the two!
Looking for a challenge? Then it’s time you faced off with the Mangy Moose Super Burger. This full pound of Mead Ranch beef is topped with white cheddar, smoked cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and served with Parmesan truffle fries. Ringing in at $29, we won’t judge if you break off a portion of this burger for leftovers.
Healthy Being knows best when it comes to freshening up any dish, without sacrificing flavor, and the Healthy Being burger is no exception. You don’t have to be a carnivore to celebrate National Burger Day. At Healthy Being, they top their veggie burger with fermented ketchup, spinach, carrot cabbage slaw, quick pickled red onion, mustard, pickles and house goddess dressing. Add cashew cheese or avocado for a little something extra.