Enjoy a Big, Beautiful Burger during Nat’l Hamburger Month

Celebrate National Hamburger and a Pickle Month, and indulge in a burger not so run-of-the-mill. No matter what flavor or topping you’re craving, there’s a Little Rock restaurant or diner that can deliver.

Cheesy
The Pimento Cheeseburger at The Capital Bar & Grill
111 West Markham St., (501) 374-7474

Capital Bar & Grill’s pimento cheese is already one of our favorite things. Put it on a burger and we’re in heaven! Our burger of choice at CBG is a thick patty topped with melted and bubbly house-made pimento cheese. It’s served open-face with red onion, lettuce, tomato and house-made pickles (a couple of bread and butter and a dill), and Parmesan fries. You can also try it with blue cheese for a tangy, creamy kick.

Sweet
Five-pepper Marmalade at The House
722 North Palm St. (Hillcrest), (501) 663-4500

Burgers at The House are made with Wynn Farms naturally raised beef. We chose to have our burger topped with their house-made five-pepper marmalade, an unexpected blend of jalapeño, fresno, habañero, anaheim and bell peppers. We like the hint of sweet and tangy that complemented the savory beef patty. The burger was served with lettuce, tomato, red onion and herb mayo and accompanied by crispy hand-cut seasoned fries. Next time we’re going to try the sweet potato fries.

Hearty
Rose’s Special Burger at The Faded Rose
1619 Rebsamen Park Road, (501) 663-9734
400 North Bowman Road, Ste. 28, (501) 224-3377

If you’ve got a big appetite and you’re not afraid to get a little dirty, this is the burger for you. The Faded Rose tops this all-beef patty with cheese, bacon and mushrooms sautéed in red wine and garlic. Then it’s smothered in gravy that is simmered with beef, garlic and spices. It’s messy, but delicious. It’s served with lettuce, tomato, red onion and dill pickles with fries on the side.

Mediterranean
The Greek Burger at Arkansas Burger Co.
7410 Cantrell Road, (501) 663-0600

Arkansas Burger Co. may be known for its old-fashioned burgers, but their non-traditional Greek burger is the one that sparked our interest. They top their beef patty with feta cheese, oregano, lettuce, tomato and onion, for a burger unlike any we’ve ever tasted. We prefer their thin and crispy house-made onion rings on the side, but their fries are pretty tasty too. On a side note, we also really enjoy their kitschy décor, from the mismatched tables and chairs to the half-century of Arkansas memorabilia decorating the walls.

Spicy
The Five Alarm Burger at The Purple Cow
8026 Cantrell Road, (501) 221-3555
11602 Chenal Parkway, (501) 224-4433

If you’re craving something spicy, the Five Alarm Burger won’t disappoint. It’s topped with pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, salsa, chipotle mayonnaise, habañero salsa and seasonings. Lettuce, tomato, pickles and purple onion are served on the side, along with chips. It’s good, but it’ll set your mouth on fire. You’ll need a cold purple milkshake (or two) to wash it down. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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