San Diego celebrates National Burger Month

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The Dame burger from Notorious Burgers.
(Andrea Gruber Matthies)

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.

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.

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The Kiwi Burger from Kairoa Brewing Company.
(Elizabeth Zaranka)

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.

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.