Burger Chefs Will Serve Milwaukee’s Famous ‘Butter Burger’ for One Night in NYC

Comes served in its own reflecting pool ... of butter. Photo: George Motz

Since 1936, the venerable Solly's Grille in Milwaukee has been the prized purveyor of the butter burger, which is one-third-pound sirloin patty topped with what seems like a more or less equal amount of sweet and creamy Wisconsin butter. The burger is sliced and pretty much oozes a river of fat onto the plate by the time it hits the table. It's a treasured regional specialty that no one in their right mind tries serving anywhere else, but next month, patty-melt expert and Travel Channel host George Motz will do just that.

In honor of the ten-year anniversary of Hamburger America, Motz has wrangled two burger-maker veterans — Andrew Zurica, of Brooklyn's now-shuttered Luncheonette, and Black Shack's Jeffrey Maslanka — to re-create what will hopefully be a reasonable facsimile of the butter burger and other classics featured in the film, like the Wheel Inn's peanut-butter burger and Bobcat Bite's green-chile cheeseburger. This, and a lot more events, are part of Burger Week, which begins May 1.

New York Burger Week [Official Site]