Here at de Vere's, we're famous for our 20-ounce pints, "Almost Famous" Irish Coffees, hospitality, and BURGERS. In October, we kicked off Burger Thursdays in conjunction with Burger Junkies, where we serve a different (and truly creative) burger--for only two Thursdays in a row. Fans say we keep outdoing ourselves...we say, when it comes to burgers, the sky's the limit. That's why we recently asked Facebook and Twitter fans to describe their dream burgers. Some were so tasty, we just had to share.
Like what you see? Leave a comment, and we may make some of these dream burgers a reality for an upcoming Burger Thursday!
"A burger infused with bits of cooked bacon, with bacon on top, with crispy onion strings, and Baconnaise on the bun." --Paul Cox
"Diced jalapenos, sauteed a bit then put in the burger mix. cream cheese in the middle of the burger. keep fried pickled jalapenos on top with pepper-jack, spicy mayo lettuce and tomato." --Mark Herman
"A 4 or 5 oz patty made up of a blend of ribeye, brisket, and short rib, with a crispy sear on the outside and mostly pink (and juicy) on the inside. Potato bun toasted in butter. Fully melted *real* American cheese, not those crappy singles wrapped in plastic. Thousand Island style sauce (feel free to update it as necessary), pickles, iceberg, farm fresh tomato. The beef should be the star. Don't get cute. Add a pint of Guinness and serve." --Tony Cervo
"Burger 1/3 lb, flame grilled if possible, just pink at center. Top with applewood bacon, blue cheese, grilled onions, on sliced ciabatta bun spread with garlic butter and toasted on flattop." --Bill Smith
"A Margherita Burger: Mozzarella di buffala, tomato and basil + burger." --PMQ Pizza Magazine
Here are some highlights from previous Burger Thursdays at de Vere's to whet your palate!
Thursdays are about to be a bit more burgerly thanks to the new Burger Thursday’s going on at de Vere’s Irish Pub.
After the success of #sacburgermonth, one of the key takeaways was that Sacramento LOVES burgers! The customers (and even employees) at de Vere’s kept asking what the next featured burger would be, so Henry came up with the idea of Burger Thursdays to bring some fun new hamburgers to the menu all throughout the year.
As a bonus, he asked your favorite burgerjunkie here to cosponsor the event to help get the word out. I thought, heck, why wait for National Burger Month to celebrate the cheeseburger?
So every month starting with this October, 2 burgers will be featured. One crazy cheeseburger for the first 2 Thursdays and one hopped up hamburger for the second 2 Thursdays. $11.95 will get you a great burger and some fries every Thursday from here on out at de Vere’s.
Think of me as your sandwich scout, your cheeseburger channel, if you will.
I will guide you through the amazing featured burgers each month right here on this blog and onTwitter @burgerjunkies (look for the #burgerthursdays hashtag). I’ll even drop a mouthwatering Facebook post or two in there along the way.
The regular burger at de Vere’s is definitely good. But when the let the chef loose and start coming up with fun, featured burger creations, their burger game gets elevated to a whole new level.
Right out of the gate, Wes, the chef at de Vere’s brought the heat with this buffalo wing inspired creation that we finally dubbed, the “Buffalo Crunch” burger. I’ll let Wes explain it in this video:
You heard correctly: scratch made buffalo wing hot sauce, a bleu cheese dressing, house made potato chips (you will SERIOUSLY appreciate the CRUNCH), topped with tomato and lettuce on a pretzel bun.
It looks a little something like this (before you dive in):
If you were to drop the top like a 64′ Impala, it would look something like so:
Guess what today is? Thursday. And if you’re reading this on any other day than Thursday, start your countdown, because you’re gonna want to make de Vere’s Irish Pub your new weekly Thursday tradition.
Tip: Splurge a little while you’re there and ask the server for their amazing curry ketchup to go with your fries. It may set you back an extra 75 cents, but it’s well worth it. Be sure to tell them the Burger Junkie sent ya :)
PS. Be sure to enter the Burger Thursdays Photo Contest on the de Vere’s Facebook page. That $75 gift card first prize can buy a lot of burgers!