Every August Gilbert’s Liberty Market serves up 31 different burgers for its annual Burger Daze promotion and this August is no different.
Planning for 31 burgers
Planning started shortly after 2016’s Burger Daze ended as executive chef David Traina started thinking of combinations for new burgers while also including a few favorites on this years list. In January chef Traina started to make the burgers for consideration to see how they went from paper to palate in an effort to finalize this years burgers. Chef Traina should know about burgers as he was Delux Burger’s first executive chef before making his way to Liberty Market.
According to Traina ” I’m really excited about this years burgers and we start with a favorite from last year, the Coffee burger the Beehive cheese is an awesome addition to that one. Our End of Daze burger is going to be worth the wait.”
Gift card challenge
Owner Joe Johnson knows how to motivate his customers to come by Liberty Market on a daily basis to try each days special burger. Save those receipts as Joe is giving away a $50 Liberty Market gift card to those that come in and eat 10 burgers during the month. If you can stomach all 31 burgers you’ll have earned a $250 gift card. Those that accomplish either one of these challenges will have until the end of the first week of September to provide the receipts for verification and get their Liberty Market gift card.
Burger Daze daily line up
Most of the burgers are made from local, natural ground chuck beef while others are made from buffalo meat and a vegan black bean pattie. Below is the list of all 31 burgers , one for each day of the month.
#1 Tuesday – Coffee Burger: beef patty, Beehive Barely Buzzed Cheese, candied bacon, and onion whipped cream on a hawaiian bun.
#2 Wednesday – Monte Cristo Burger: beef patty, swiss cheese, shaved ham, strawberry jam and powdered sugar, served open face on griddled bread pudding.
#3 Thursday – Spanish Burger: beef patty, manchego cheese, chimichurri aioli and sliced Spanish chorizo on panella bun.
#4 Friday – Ultimate Buffalo Burger: buffalo patty, pickled carrots and celery, St. Pete’s blue cheese, Frank’s Red Hot buffalo sauce on kaiser bun.
#5 Saturday: Chilaquiles Burger: beef patty, chilaquiles, sunny side up egg, tomatillo salsa, cotija cheese on a jalapeno ciabatta bun.
#6 Sunday: Liberty Joe Burger: beef patty, housemade sloppy joe and cheddar cheese on hawaiian bun.
#7 Monday: Gordita Burger: beef patty, pico de gallo, lettuce, pepper jack cheese on housemade fried gorditas. Served with tortilla chips.
#8 Tuesday: California Burger: beef patty, fresh guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and monterey jack cheese on a croissant.
#9 Wednesday: Shrimp Po’ Boy Burger: two 4 oz patties, fried shrimp, coleslaw, and housemade remoulade on a baguette.
#10 Thursday: The Thai Ramen Burger: beef patty, ramen noodles, thai basil, cilantro, seasoned pork and red chili peanut sauce on a panella bun.
#11 Friday – Onion Ring Burger: beef patty, fried onion ring, smoked cheddar, sauteed red onion, potato chips and BBQ sauce on kaiser bun.
#12 Saturday – Short Rib Burger: beef patty, braised short ribs, fresh mozzarella and shaved parmesan on ciabatta bun.
#13 Sunday – Croque Madame Burger: beef patty, shaved ham, swiss, fresh tomato, sunnyside up egg, smothered with bechamel, served open faced on challah toast.
#14 Monday – The Elvis Burger: beef patty, cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, peanut butter, and pickles on a housemade waffle bun.
#15 Tuesday – The Boursin Burger: beef patty, herbed Boursin Cheese, caramelized onions and fresh arugula on a hawaiian bun.
#16 Wednesday – The Black Bean Butternut Burger (Vegan): black bean & butternut squash patty, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, and baby greens on a kaiser bun.
#17 Thursday – The Greek Burger: beef patty, feta cheese, nicoise olives, oven dried tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce on a potato bun.
#18 Friday – The Poached Pear Burger: white wine poached pear, cambozola, bacon and spring mix on hawaiian bun.
#19 Saturday – The Louie Burger: beef patty, crab salad, chopped bacon, avocado, red leaf lettuce, and Russian dressing on a pretzel bun.
#20 Sunday – The BBQ Pork Burger: beef patty, house made BBQ pulled pork with creamy coleslaw on seeded kaiser.
#21 Monday – The Brie and Mushroom Burger: beef patty, brie cheese, truffled mushrooms, watercress, and oven dried tomato aioli on an onion brioche bun.
#22 Tuesday – The Fried Chicken Burger: beef patty, fried chicken, bacon, jack cheese, ranch and jalapeno chips on a hawaiian bun.
#23 Wednesday – The Korean Beef Burger: beef patty, korean style short ribs, kimchi, radishes and sesame seeds on a hand cut bun.
#24 Thursday – The Serious Grilled Cheese Burger: beef patty, fontina, jack and cambozola , shaved cornichons on a panella bun.
#25 Friday – The Fresh Grind Burger: house ground brisket, ribeye, and short rib patty, fontina cheese, tempura fried oyster mushroom, and demi glace, served open face on a polenta cake.
#26 Saturday – The Savory Dossant Burger: beef patty, gruyere cheese, crispy bacon, and roasted garlic aioli, on an Onion Dossant
#27 Sunday – The Elote Burger: beef patty, fire roasted corn, mexican spice blend, lime aioli,pepper jack, cotija, Fresno peppers, and cilantro on jalapeno ciabatta bun.
#28 Monday – The Curry Masala Burger: beef patty, grilled halloumi cheese,curried onions and tomatoes, and masala aioli, on a brioche bun.
#29 Tuesday – The Basil Pesto Burger: beef patty, basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, fried zucchini and arugula on ciabatta bun.
#30 Wednesday – The Chile Relleno Burger: beef patty, cheese stuffed relleno, shredded lettuce, green enchilada sauce and cotija cheese, on a panella bun.
#31 Thursday – THE END OF DAZE BURGER: house ground beef patty, hatch chile cheese, foie gras, duck bacon, truffle aioli, and parmesan tuile on toasted brioche.