Spirit Magazine - June 2013 - (Page 55)

Wise Guide Smashburger if you love a good pressed patty, this is the place for you. as the name implies, smashburgers (a one-third or half pound of angus beef) are hammered flat with a special tool that locks in moisture. to experience a true smash hit, try the spicy Baja Burger: guacamole, pepper jack, fresh jalapeños, and chipotle mayo on a spicy chipotle bun. 196 locations nationwide; smashburger.com Umami Burger Founder adam Fleischman’s fascination with what the Japanese call “umami” (oo-mah-mee), a savory taste imparted by the naturally occurring amino acid glutamate, led to this mouthwatering concoction: a patty piled high with shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, a roasted tomato, and a Parmesan crisp, doused in signature ketchup so good you just might slap umami. 15 locations throughout CA; umami.com illustration By roBert samuel hanson The Counter a one-third-pounder with grilled pineapple and Danish blue cheese? Coming right up! With six burger varieties (including bison and vegan veggie), 12 cheeses, 33 toppings, 23 sauces, and six types of buns to choose from, the possible combos at this build-your-own joint number more than a million. Decisions, decisions. 32 locations throughout CA, CT, FL, GA, NY, TX, and VA; the counterburger.com BurgerFi in addition to serving up grass-fed angus beef burgers, this all-natural shop stocks sustainable furnishings: Chairs are made of recycled plastic Coke bottles and tables are built out of reclaimed wood. if it’s lunchtime and you haven’t eaten since last night, opt for the Breakfast all Day Burger, topped with bacon, maple syrup, hash browns, and a fried egg. 37 locations throughout CA, CT, FL, GA, MI, NC, NY, OH, TX, VA, and WA; burgerfi.com Chomp On It Boring burgers begone! These craveworthy chains are expanding faster than you can say “Hold the mayo!” june 2013 spirit 55 http://www.thecounterburger.com http://www.smashburger.com http://www.thecounterburger.com http://www.umami.com http://www.burgerfi.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Spirit Magazine - June 2013

Spirit Magazine - June 2013
Contents
Gary’s Greeting
Gary’s Greeting en Español
Star of the Month
Freedom Story
From the Editor
Your Words
Your Pictures
Media Center
Eat Drink Sleep
The Numbers
Wise Guide
Business
Eat Like A Chef
Promotional Series: Spirit of Music City
...the Greatest Sports Tale Ever Told
Your Adventure in Oakland
Promotional Series: Spirit of Charleston
Calendar
Fun!
Spotlight
Community Outreach
Route Map
Rapid Rewards Partners
Flight Service
The "if" List

Spirit Magazine - June 2013

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