Celebrating International Burger Day in the UAE
Everyone loves a good burger. It just works. You have a soft bun, a juicy pie, and you can top it with your favorites!Here are our top picks for places to pick a good burger
do you know? This iconic food originated in the German burger; before Seymour, Wisconsin developed into the hamburger we know and love today. However, to this day, there is still debate as to who actually created this universal dish.
The fabulous Bla Bla is celebrating International Burger Day with an irresistible deal that includes a big, juicy burger, fries and a bucket of hops. Choose from chicken burgers with caramelized onions, steak and smoked brisket burgers or vegan burgers with crispy onions and vegan cheese. If you think this sounds spectacular, just wait and it will get better. May 27 also happens to be Bla Bla’s monthly pool event last Friday; here, you can enjoy a full day of DJs, saxophonists and magicians while at the Coachella-style wave Sip creative concoctions and rock catchy beats at a Simian-inspired party, complete with floral headpieces and face and body painting.
On May 27 and May 28, the Beach Bar and Pool is offering burger deals throughout the day (the Champions League final will be broadcast live) for AED 160 per person (including burger, fries and a hop bucket). Enjoy sun loungers by the pool on Friday 27 May from 11am to 9pm from AED 200 per person (including AED 100 food and beverage credit). Visit the website or Instagram.
SLAW, an award-winning independent burger joint, brought back their Samyang Burger for just one weekend in celebration of International Burger Day. The mouth-watering Slam yum features a tantalizing fried chicken patty wrapped in crunchy ramen noodles, dipped in a secret SLAW x Samyang sauce, and served with homemade kimchi and fiery mayo. Finally, the toast is lightly spiced and finished with rare red jalapeno peppers imported all the way from Mexico.
Available at May 28-29 at Jumeirah and Barsha. AED 55 per Samyang Burger. Visit the website or Instagram.
Lush Burger DXB, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Head to the newly opened Lush Burger DXB, housed within the majestic JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. The new addition differs from the hotel’s other dining destinations in that its starring is a little different, a little quirky, and decidedly lush. With only four burgers on the menu, the restaurant’s main goal is to make simple, premium, and premium burgers quickly. Lush Burger DXB also showcased the iconic graffiti street art “Instagram Wall” by local artist Ramy Elzaghawy (@t.ra.my).
Open daily from 12pm to 2am. A la carte. Visit Instagram.
On International Burger Day, Hotfoot goes to your nearest prison bird, as this homegrown fried chicken joint is offering the first 25 diners a buy-one-get-one-squeaky chicken burger deal. Imagine luscious chicken nuggets slathered in Sriracha, topped with three layers of macaroni cheese, sprinkled with jalapeno peppers, and drizzled with JB sauce, all barely contained in a brioche bun.
May 26-31. AED43 per Screaming Chicken Burger. Available at Jailbird branches at Motor City, Jumeirah, JBR and Mirdif. Visit the website or Instagram.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi
No International Burger Day roundup would be complete without a mention of Pickl. If you’ve tried Pickl burgers, you’ll know what we’re talking about. Pick your grades from the Classic Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, Impossible Cheeseburger, the recently released Sloppy Owen Burger, Chicken Caesar Sandwich or the all-time favorite chicken sandwich. Side dishes, sauces, shakes and delicious ice cream sandwiches complete the menu.
A la carte. Visit Pickl branches at JLT, Motor City, City Walk, Madinat Badr, Timeout Market and Al Safa in Dubai; Mamsha Al Saadiyat or Corniche in Abu Dhabi. Order on Deliveroo. Visit the website or Instagram.
Black Tap x Cadillac
Enjoy limited-edition Cadillac-style burgers and crazy milkshakes in this New York-inspired setting; diners who do so stand a chance to win a trip to New York City. The Cadillac Burger includes a juicy prime steak topped with a rich truffle mushroom sauce, crispy shredded potatoes, shallots, parmesan, truffle aioli and black truffle shavings. After that, satisfy your sweet tooth with a dessert-inspired Cadillac Crazy Shake, including dark chocolate shakes, handcrafted Cadillac-themed cookies, marshmallow chocolate pie, pretzel and almond-coated chocolate bars, whipped cream , Gold Dust and Black Cherry.
May 26 to June 30. A Cadillac Burger is AED 149 and a Cadillac Crazy Shake is AED 69. Visit Black Tap Dubai at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall; Mamsha Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi. Visit the website.