Cheeseburger Week Returns to Pasadena

January 10th to 15th, 2016 - Three dozen Pasadena eateries celebrate the invention of the cheeseburger in Pasadena with delicious offerings, specials and more

Thursday, December 24, 2015 | 5:27 am

Cheeseburger Week 2016 is coming in January! During Cheeseburger Week from January 10th to January 15th, 2016, Pasadena honors Lionel Sternberger’s genius in being the first to put cheese to hamburger and serve it at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924.

Forty of Pasadena’s favorite restaurants, lounges and burger joints will offer their signature burgers, some special creations and a deals during Pasadena Cheeseburger Week. Green Street Restaurant, El Portal, La Grande Orange, Lucky Baldwin’s, Cameron’s Seafood and a/k/a Bistro are among those offering delicious burgers for Cheeseburger Week.

Look for special creations from the dusitD2 hotel constance pasadena and Dog Haus, as well as a surprise from Central Park, too.

Again in 2016, burger lovers can vote for your favorites in the Cheeseburger Challenge. Who makes your favorite lunch counter burger? Who serves your favorite turkey burger? Who makes your favorite veggie burger? Who serves the best beverage with a burger? You decide during Cheeseburger Week, January 10th through January 15th.

The invention of the cheeseburger at the Rite Spot in Pasadena has been documented by the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine,, Hamburger Heaven: the Illustrated History of the Hamburger and The San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Pasadena Star-News. Even CNN covered it in 2011.

Plan to come to Pasadena for a Cheeseburger Crawl, take the Cheeseburger Challenge and celebrate Lionel Sternberger’s culinary legacy in the city where the cheeseburger was first served. For more information visit Check back often to see the latest entries and delicious offerings for Cheeseburger Week 2016.

Here are some of the participants for the 2016 Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena:

•   The Counter
•   Dog Haus
•   Du-pars
•   Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Pub and Cafe
•   Lucky Baldwin’s Pub
•   Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub and Café
•   Meat District Company
•   The Walrus and the Hedgehog

Voting in the 2016 Cheeseburger Challenge opens January 10, 2016, and ends January 17, 2016.

Cheeseburger Week is a Pasadena Restaurant Week event presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors are the City of Pasadena and Wells Fargo.


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