When someone says "Memorial Day Weekend," one's thoughts tend to drift to the image of a guy standing behind a grill, donned in an apron with some goofy slogan plastered upon it, applying a spatula to the underside to a gradually charring hunk of meat. It also conjures up visuals of nothing much more beyond a cooked patty and possibly a bubbling slice of American cheese stretched across its surface. It's a delicious sight to behold, of course, but can the idea of the Memorial Day weekend burger be expanded beyond your basic beef and cheese base?
The Crow Bar in Corona Del Mar thinks so. To prove it, the popular gastropub is opening at 9:00 AM on Memorial Day and ready to cook up some kicked-up burgers for you. Indeed, the burgers that Executive Chef John Cuevas has dreamed up are definitely not your father's burgers, or your uncle's, or whoever it is who typically mans the grill for your brood on the unofficial summer kickoff weekend. Just check out what kind of burger madness you'll have to choose from: