Do We Live In Hamburger Heaven?
I will miss the hamburger.
You may be wondering what in the world I'm on about today, but as I see the future unfolding if we remain on this present track, the hamburger may well be cast aside and added to the ash heap of no longer desired edible material. I'll probably be long departed this mortal sphere when that happens, but it would disappoint me to come back from the grave and not be able to order a (fill in your favorite burger here). Hamburgers were one of the first things I learned to make for the time when my parents felt they could leave me alone to my own devices to come up with dinner for myself, and no, that happened before I turned thirty. Maybe.
Anyway, it should be apparent that hamburgers are a favorite, and, while southern Utah may have more well known attractions that bring people to our area, we have several hamburger joints in the area, and restaurants that specialize in other food, that make great burgers.
In no particular order, here are some of my favorite places to go grab a beefy delight
They have an item on the menu called the Twig. No twig could hold this one! It's, I guess, technically a hamburger, but it might as well be steak in a bun. It's eight ounces of pure delight. My wife gets this almost every time we go there.
Brad's Food Hut
There's something about a hometown, local restaurant that just keeps bringing people back. My favorite here is the pastrami burger, and it feeds me for more than one meal. This is a favorite lunch hangout when my station engineers are in town.
The cow is back! For me, the attraction is the Bar B Que Bacon Burger. I mean c'mon, barbecue, bacon? Need I say more? When our kids come to visit and want burgers this is usually their choice, but not for the hamburgers, they love the English chips!
Veyo Pool and Crawdad Canyon
I know, this is a no go now during the endless winter, but when the sun finally makes it back to our area you can have a great day at the pool, and get one of the best burgers in the area. The burgers are made with locally-sourced beef and served with homemade fries and onion rings.
Right on the Boulevard in St. George, this is pretty hard to miss. The perfect way to celebrate (or drown your sorrows) when the teams go down to play in Utah's Dixie. The food is great, but the ice cream and shakes? Heavenly.
A relatively new comer, but really delightful. We were visiting one night with our son in St. George and when asked where he would like to go eat, this was his choice. It's a little more upscale, but dang good! Their brioche buns are also baked fresh daily.
All kinds of choices for great burgers in our area so enjoy!
But if you are leaving southern Utah, here are some places you might check out in the rest of the state.