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Pasadena Burger Week Is Coming In All Its Beefy Glory

The Tops Special Burger (Photo courtesy The Original Tops)
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If you're doing a juice cleanse right now, you might want to look away. Pasadena's third annual Burger Week starts next week, and it's a juicy one. Forty of Pasadena’s favorite restaurants, lounges and burger joints offer their signature burgers, some special creations and a deals during the festivities, which go until January 17.

Dog Haus Biergarten will kickstart the fete on January 11 with a slider-eating competition, seeing who can pound the most ground beef in 6 minutes.

The event is a tribute to Lionel Sternberger, who the event's organizers say was the first to put cheese to hamburger and serve it at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924.

In honor of his masterpiece, they've put together several different themed cheeseburger crawls: there's a traditional crawl that includes Pie 'N Burger, Continental, the original Tops location, and Clearman's, as well as a more fancy pants one that goes from aka to Pop Champagne to Vertical Wine Bistro to redwhiteandbluez.

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