Cheeseburger Crawls

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Join with friends and make a night of it by organizing a Cheeseburger Crawl. It works best

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with four or eight. Simply pick four restaurants to visit, order a cheeseburger and cut it into quarters, then each friend tastes it. Move on to the next place and do the same. After four restaurants, you each will have tasted four burgers. Enjoy drinks, have a beer, or just enjoy your cheeseburgers.

Here are some suggested Cheeseburger Crawls:

  • Playhouse District Cheeseburger Crawl 
    • Start at Yahaira's or El Portal for their famous and amazingly delicious Zacatecas Burger made with a delicious combination of beef and chorizo;
    • Down Green Street and up El Molino, across from the Pasadena Playhouse, you'll find The Stand, winner of the Cheeseburger Challenge favorite burger in 2018. Try one of their delicious burgers on the patio and enjoy Southern California in the winter;
    • Next, stop in at Roy's Hawaiian at El Molino and Colorado for their tasty Wagyu Burger;
    • Walk off some of those calories and stroll a few blocks west to The Great Maple for a nightcap and their extra special Doughnut Burger.
  • South Lake Avenue Cheeseburger Crawl 
    • Start on Shopper’s Lane with a craft cocktail and a couple of Green Street Restaurant's gourmet burgers;
    • A little down Lake Avenue (at Del mar), have a drink or craft beer (if you have a designated driver) at Granville and enjoy their Bacon and Blue Burger;
    • across Lake Avenue and past Macy's find Paul Martin's American Grill (455 South Lake in the Shops on Lake) where you can enjoy a classic burger or a veggie burger paired with a glass of beer, fine wine or craft cocktail;
    • Finish up on Lake Avenue with a Smokehouse Burger at Smitty’s and a nightcap (if someone else is behind the wheel);
  • Traditional Cheeseburger Crawl 
    • Begin at Pasadena's favorite burger stand, Pie 'n Burger at 913 East California Boulevard for a classic grilled burger
    • Stop in at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub on east Colorado Boulevard for a Belgian Ale (or something else) and an American Burger;
    • then head up to Dog Haus (105 North Hill Avenue) for their traditional Cheeseburger (or something more dramatic);
    • then finish up at Clearman’s Northwoods Inn at 7247 Rosemead Boulevard in nearby San Gabriel;
  • Old Pasadena Cheeseburger Crawl 
    • Begin at Dog Haus Biergarten (93 East Green Street) for a craft cocktail or local craft beer with Haus Burger;
    • Then cross Raymond and around the corner at Colorado to Umami for one of their off the hook burgers. (Try the Impossible Burger for something really special);
    • Keep going west to DeLacey Avenue and cross diagonally down to White Horse Lounge for a terrific craft cocktail and their delicious Arroyo Burger or Apple Brie Bacon Burger; 
    • finish up at Lucky Baldwin's Pub at Colorado and Raymond for a delicious craft beer and one of Lucky's signature burgers.
  • White Table Cloth Cheeseburger Crawl 
    • Start at one of Pasadena’s premier destination for beef, Alexanders Steakhouse at Los Robles and Union (near City Hall) for their burger and enjoy a delicious cocktail, too;
    • next visit Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar at Marengo and Colorado for some truly delicious Prime Burger that you'll find on the bar and lunch menu,
    • Check out the deliciousness that is the Black Label Burger at Mi Piace at Colorado and Fair Oaks in Old Pasadena.
    • finish up at Pasadena’s finest, The Langham Huntington Hotel where you can enjoy a delicious and deluxe burger at The Taproom (for Brietwixt Sliders), The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse (for the Australian Wagyu Burger) or The Terrace (for the Green Chile Cheeseburger) and do not miss the dessert Sweet Cheeseburger and Fries. 
  • Dedicate a Driver and Take A Craft Beer and Cheeseburger Crawl
    • Start out at Colorado Boulevard and Raymond Avenue at Lucky Baldwin's  for a burger and beer in a traditional pub setting
    • Next stop is Dog Haus Biergarten Old Pasadena for a burger and an awesome selection of craft beers on draught
    • then head west down Colorado Boulevard to King's Row Gastropub where some special burgers and great beers await
    • finish up in east Pasadena at Foothill (on Foothill just east of San Gabriel Boulevard) for their specially created Eastsider cocktail and a Spicy BBQ Burger.
  • East Pasadena Cheeseburger Crawl 
    • Start at Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub at 1770 East Colorado Boulevard for a terrific burger and imported craft beer in a great pub setting;
    • then head east on Colorado to Sierra Madre and Plate 38 for a tasty burger;
    • Get as beer and a burger at Stonefire Grill on Rosemead Boulevard in east Pasadena;
    • finish up at Clearman's Galley at 7215 Rosemead Boulevard in San Gabriel for their Flame Broiled Burger and a nightcap if someone else is driving.
  • Make up your own Cheeseburger Crawl (and let us know where you went, so we can encourage others to follow in your footsteps).

For a full list of participants and more specials visit www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com and click on the Restaurants and Menus tab.

Voting in the 2020 Cheeseburger Challenge opens January 26, 2020, and ends January 31, 2020.

  • Make up your own Cheeseburger Crawl (and let us know where you went, so we can encourage others to follow in your footsteps).