Hamburgers may have originated in Hamburg, Germany. The tradition of eating hamburgers on buns is all American. The W-Midtown Atlanta Insider has a fist-full of Atlanta burger recommendations to wrap your hands around in May during National Hamburger month.

TRACE Atlanta
The Grilled Southeast Family Farm Burger is favorite of our TRACE patrons. Our creation is a 50/50 blend of local beef short rib and brisket that we double grind in house, season to perfection and grill on our flat top. Holeman & Finch brioche buns hold it all together while Clothbound White Cheddar from Nature's Harmony in Elberton, GA., tops it all off along with heirloom tomato, farm fresh lettuce and thin sliced fried onions. This is a great burger to be enjoyed during the month of May and all year long. ZAGAT Atlanta says our TRACE burger is a must-try!

Cibo e Beve
Chef Linda Harrell knows all about making meatballs. It's no surprise this buongustai took her knowledge and developed a burger patty. Linda's  burger build begins with ground beef short rib, sirloin tri-tip and brisket. Float in some whipped mozzarella, add  Berkshire Farm  pork bacon,  challah bun, Pascalina Farms lettuce, tomato, and cornichons.  Mangia! Mangia!

Cypress Street Pint and Plate
You may have heard of the Sublime Burger, a ½ lb burger,  cheddar, caramelized onion,  and apple-wood bacon, slid between two Sublime doughnuts. This glazed doughnut from Sublime Doughnuts is made especially for this offering at Cypress Street. Get your doughnuts, drinks and burgers at this neighborhood favorite.

FLIP Burger Boutique
A big appetite deserves a Big Bison Burger! Your burger craving is sure to be satisfied by FLIP burger boutique’s May Burger of the Month: a half-pound bison patty with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, crispy bacon, a fried egg and their signature FLIP sauce. The Big Bison Burger is available at all FLIP locations until May 31.

Del Frisco's Grille
Celebrate Burger Month with Chef Adam Esser's Prime BBQ Beef Burger featured at brunch, lunch and dinner, all May long. This burger is stacked tall with aged cheddar cheese, hickory smoked bacon, bread and butter pickles, and fried tobacco onions.

It doesn't matter what kind of burger you get, just enjoy one! The Bruno Burger gives you options: half pound of grass-fed ground beef, boneless chicken breast or fresh ground turkey, topped with caramelized onions, mushrooms & provolone, on a potato bun. Check out Mediterranean flavors on a bun with the Lamb Gyro Burger: ground lamb, hummus, cucumber, feta, pickled red onion, tzatziki sauce, dill, potato bun.

"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
~ J. Wellington Wimpy