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San Diego celebrates National Burger Month

The Dame
The Dame burger from Notorious Burgers.

Check out the venues around town who are featuring specials for their beef between buns during May.

Notorious Burgers is offering two promotions throughout May. Bring a friend and buy one craft burger and get the other for 50-percent off. From 2 to 4:30 p.m., guests can order a $5 Whitey (normally $12), made with beef, American cheese, shredded iceberg lettuce, red onions, local tomatoes, pickles, Notorious sauce, all on a toasted house bun. The family-friendly eatery offers 10 different types of burgers, including turkey, vegan and gluten-free options. 6955 El Camino Real, Suite 107, Carlsbad. (760) 431-2929. notoriousburgers.com

Kairoa Brewing Company in University Heights will pair your pint of New Zealand-inspired brew with the Kiwi Burger ($17.50), topped with beet relish, tomato chutney, cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, mayonnaise, and topped with a fried egg. Choose from a side salad or hot chips (similar to French fries). 4601 Park Blvd., San Diego. (619) 295-1355. kairoa.com

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The Kiwi Burger from Kairoa Brewing Company.

Madison on Park in University Heights offers its Grass-Fed Burger ($15.50), a half-pound Angus beef patty topped with aged white cheddar, pickled shallots and mustard frills, on a toasted brioche bun. Each burger is served with crispy waffle fries. The Cortez Bank, a signature rum-based cocktail, is the perfect companion to the burger. 4622 Park Blvd., San Diego. (619) 269-6566. madisononpark.com

Shake Shack at One Paseo satisfies burger cravings with a simple, classic option without all the fuss. 3705 Paseo Place, Suite 1140, San Diego. (619) 363-3604. shakeshack.com