Pasadena Flips for Cheeseburgers

Pasadena's Pie 'n Burger
Pasadena's Pie 'n Burger Photo: HWY via Flickr

To beef up its restaurant week, Pasadena is doubling down with a secondary promotion called Cheeseburger Week, sponsored by the city’s Chamber of Commerce and said to be an ode to Pasadena as the birthplace of the cheeseburger (which just might be true). Over 20 restaurants are rallying for the cheesy cause, with plans to issue their own limited edition cheeseburgers, allowing visitors to taste burgers from Vertical and Pie and Burger, as well as less expected sources like Toro Sushi and Noir Food and Wine’s Claud Beltran. When all is said and done, a public vote will be held to determine the best one. See the list of participants online and make room now for the January 15th-20th event. [Pasadena restaurant Week]