Take a Beefy Road Trip to Dine During Dayton Burger Week

Dayton Burger Week presents $5 specialty burgers at area restaurants through Aug. 12

click to enlarge Mackenzie River Ol' Prospector Burger - Photo: Provided
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Mackenzie River Ol' Prospector Burger

Nostalgic for July's Cincinnati Burger Week? Turn those memories into new meals during CityBeat's Dayton Burger Week. Hi, Dayton!

Take a 45-minute cruise up to Dayton/Centerville/Beavercreek for $5 specialty burgers from various restaurants through Aug.12. Just like Cincinnati's Burger Week, these are gourmet offerings and off-menu specialties. Get four or more stamps on your official Dayton Burger Week passport, submit it and be entered to win a grill kit, grill swag and gift card from the Ohio Beef Council. Some restaurants are also offering $5 Braxton Brewing Co. beer specials for a cheap beer-and-burger combo.

Here are some menu highlights. Find a full list of burgers and restaurants at daytonburgerweek.com.

  • The Mac Daddy from EO Burgers — A prime beef burger stuffed with mac and cheese and topped with grilled onions, bacon, cheddar cheese and EO sauce. Gluten-free bun and take-out available. 4482 Glengarry Drive, Beavercreek.
  • The Old Crow Medicine Show, Build Your Own or White Bean Tabbouleh Burger from Mudlick Tap House —
    click to enlarge The Old Crow Medicine Show from Mudlick - Photo: Provided
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    The Old Crow Medicine Show from Mudlick
    The OCMS burger features a quarter pound of grass-fed beef on a homemade biscuit with shoestring onion rings, bacon jam and pimento cheese. If you want to build your own, choose from toppings like pickles, jalapeño, fried egg and gorgonzola. The white bean burger features a bean and quinoa-parsley tabbouleh patty with white cheddar, hummus, tomato, greens, onion and herb aioli on a Kaiser roll. 135 E. Second St., Dayton.
  • The Pub Burger from The Pub — A beef burger topped with smoked gouda cheese, roasted garlic aioli and beer-battered pickles, served on a brioche bun with your choice of side. There's a veggie option available and a $5 schooner of Braxton Scottish Ale. 39 Greene Blvd., Beavercreek.
  • The Pickle Panic Burger and Veggie Pickle Panic from Dewberry 1850 — For meat-eaters, there's the butter-braised beef Pickle Panic Burger, topped with sweet and spicy pickle jam, oven-roasted tomato and ranch dressing on a potato roll. For veg-heads, the Veggie Pickle Panic features a quinoa-oatmeal-raisin patty with parsnip mayo, lettuce, tomato and sweet and spicy pickle jam on a toasted potato roll. Get a Braxton Twisted Bit Dortmunder for $5. 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton.
  • The Ol' Prospector from Mackenzie River — A half pound of beef packed with nuggets of golden cheddar cheese and smoky bacon, topped with smoked gouda on a brioche bun. 2739 Fairfield Commons, Suite 200, Beavercreek.
  • The Brixx Chili Burger from Brixx Ice Co. — Six ounces of angus beef topped with Brixx chili, Monterey jack cheese and jalapeño. Take-out available. 500 E. First St., Dayton.
  • The Black + Blue burger from FlipSide — 
    click to enlarge The Black + Blue Burger from FlipSide - Photo: Provided
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    The Black + Blue Burger from FlipSide
    Black peppercorn-crusted beef is topped with Amish blue cheese and port-braised onions. Sub in a chickpea patty if you don't do beef. Gluten-free bun available. Grab a rotating Braxton draft for $5. 7622 Black St., Liberty Township. 

Find a full list of participating restaurants and event details here.

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