Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

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One fateful afternoon in 1924, Lionel Sternberger contemplated the hamburger he was cooking up at Pasadena’s Rite Spot and thought it needed a little something extra. A simple slice of American cheese later and the cheeseburger was born, spawning hundreds of variations across the country and inspiring Pasadena to celebrate its prodigal son with a week dedicated to all things cheeseburger. Choose from over forty restaurants (The Luggage Room, Pie N' Burger, and Kings Row Gastropub, to name a few) to take advantage of burger deals and special creations, cheer on competitors during Dog Haus Biergarten’s slider eating competition, and vote in the 2015 Cheeseburger Challenge. The fourth annual week-long celebration only confirms what Sternberger knew all along: everything tastes better with cheese.

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