The Brewhouse Burger
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., Springfield, MO, 417-832-8277
We are big fans of the way Springfield Brewing Co. finds ways to incorporate their signature beers into dishes at the restaurant, and this gut bomb of a burger does just that with some super-tasty beer cheese.
The Bun: A pretzel roll, thank goodness
The Meat: Two smash patties and a couple strips of crispy bacon
The Toppings: Crunchy fried onions and a beer cheese made with 417 Lager
Order it With: Beer, of course! Like the Blue Canoe American-style pale ale.
The Brunch Burger
The Order at Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., Springfield, MO, 417-851-5299
If you like brunch to taste more like the “unch” and less like the “br,” then this burger is probably right up your alley. You get a quality burger, plus a little nod to the morning meal thanks to a perfectly runny egg.
The Bun: A brioche roll
The Meat: A juicy patty made with meat from JB Kobe farms
The Toppings: An over-easy egg, tender bibb lettuce, onion jam and a slice of tomato
Order it With: A brunch cocktail like the Michelada: bloody mary mix, Queen City lager and a Tajin rim.
Mac'n Cheese Burger
Bair’s Sports Grill, multiple 417-land locations
Bair’s has 35 burgers on their menu, so you know you’ll find something that fits your mood. And if your mood happens to be “over-the-top cheat meal that I might regret later” or “I want a burger but I also need to stress-eat some carbs,” then you’ve got to cheese it up with this bad boy.
The Bun: A classic white roll, gently toasted
The Meat: A half-pound of hand-pattied beef
The Toppings: Macaroni and cheese and a five-cheese blend and jack-cheddar cheese
Order it With: A side of jalapeño bottle caps.