In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day this Friday, September 18th, some spots around the city are offering an assortment of juicy specials for all to indulge in.
Community, a new gastropub and artisan hotspot, will be taking over the building where Burg’s Hideaway Lounge once stood in Point Breeze. Although the new eatery from Chef Michael Sultan and his wife Angela, the husband-and-wife team behind 33rd Street Hospitality isn’t set to open until the 21st, they are going to still be celebrating National Cheeseburger Day. This Friday, September 18th, Community will be giving the first 100 people who show up (beginning at noon) a free burger to celebrate the holiday. Chef Sultan’s dry-aged burger features choice dry-aged beef from Indian Ridge Provisions, house-made bacon, Cooper sharp American cheese, onions, house-made habanero pickles and burger sauce on a Martin’s potato roll. The burgers will be available for to-go orders or for customers to enjoy at one of the new establishment’s outside tables. The opening menu debuting next week will also feature an array of evening-time options on top of the cheeseburger including tacos, po’ boys, pot pie, chicken fried rabbit legs, wings, and a variety of sandwiches, salads and different entrees as well. Vegan and vegetarian options will also be available, and guests can also look for a slew of seasonal items to rotate through when the weather gets cold, including; matzoh ball and French onion soups, flatbreads, homemade pastas and prime rib specials.
1200 S. 21st St.
Philadelphians can head to the city’s only urban park on top of the parking garage at the Cira Green to check out what Sunset Social has to offer. For National Cheeseburger Day this Friday, the eatery will be serving up $5 burgers all day long from 3 pm to 9 pm and one purchaser will also win a specialty giveaway that includes a staycation at AKA University City, a complimentary dinner for two at Walnut Street Café and a free cheeseburger every day of the 2021 Sunset Social season. Every burger purchase is equivalent to one raffle entry and entries are not limited. While there, guests can also indulge in Golden Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring half-off draft beer and frozen drinks on the socially distanced green. According to a release, Walnut Street Café, the sister restaurant to Sunset Social, also has an elevated Double Cheeseburger for a steal at $12, complete with chopped onion, pickle, American cheese, pickle chips and french fries.
80 S 30th St., sunsetsocialphl.com
The Queens Village hotspot will be serving up their “cult-followed” Le Big Matte Burger for the culinary holiday this weekend. The popular menu item boasts double-stacked grass-fed beef patties, American cheese, special Sammy Sauce, greens, and pickles on a pretzel bun for $16. While indulging in Emmy Squared, diners can also check out the restaurant’s new rooftop which was unveiled earlier this summer. With Emmy Squared’s new rooftop venue, Philadelphians can also order the popular eatery’s full menu featuring a variety of specialty pizzas (think vodka, margarita, the Big Ang, plus an array of build your own toppings), sandwiches (think Nashville hot katsu, chicken parm, eggplant and more) and sides while dining above the City of Brotherly Love.
632 S 5th St., emmysquaredpizza.com
Ellen Yin’s popular Old City eatery is debuting a brand new burger on its menu, which is also available for Restaurant Week this week and next. The dry-aged brisket burger features gruyere cheese, pickled shallots and the house B&G mayo (a spicy pepper spread from your favorite deli hoagie mixed with mayo) on a sesame seed brioche bun. Fork boasts about 36 seats between indoor and outdoor and will also be serving up their full menu with dishes including marinated baby beets, crab Louie, fried heirloom tomatoes and lobster, lemongrass veal sausage, oysters, dinner boxes and much more.
306 Market St., forkrestaurant.com