If you like cheeseburgers, and I mean really like cheeseburgers, you should probably just get a hotel room in Pasadena next week. Assuming you don't live here already, which you might if you're a true cheeseburger fanatic, simply because the dish was reportedly invented here (1920s, Lionel Sternberger, The Rite Spot) by a teenager at his dad's burger stand. To commemorate said event, the city of Pasadena is hosting its second annual Cheeseburger Week, from Jan. 13-18. Because if you have an excuse to eat cheeseburgers for a week, and a good one at that, why not capitalize on it.
photo courtesy: Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Kings Row Mars Rover cheeseburger
Sponsored by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Cheeseburger Week is also part of California's Restaurant Month and Pasadena Restaurant Week, and will include not only a Cheeseburger Challenge (vote for your favorites) but a Cheeseburger Crawl (eat an insane amount of beef and cheese). (Look at all the CAPS! That means it's all Very Important!)More »