While waiting for a post from Don and/or Nicole regarding Milwaukee's fabled Butter Burger, I thought I'd devote the next few days to writing about burgers I've encountered recently, and those that have lingered in my mind.
If you're ever in Honolulu, here are a couple of recommendations. Teddy's Bigger Burgers is a good choice. It seems to be touted as the islands' version of the much beloved In-n-Out burger. There are lots of - maybe too many - burger varieties. Going against instinct, I ordered their Cajun burger, which was generally yummy but not really spicy in either sense of heat or flavor, i.e., not what I'd expected. Their thin-cut fries are particularly tasty. Check out the branch in the Koko Marina shopping center if you're heading out towards Hanauma Bay (close to where I grew up).
Another Honolulu favorite among locals and tourists is the Kua 'Aina Sandwich Shop in Ward Village (formerly Ward Center). I think the burgers are appealing and certainly ample but maybe a little too hyped up. The fries, however, are addictive. (Maybe I'm really writing a post about fries?)
Sadly, my favorite burger from childhood - a wonderfully drippy teri-burger with lots of mayo (sounds gross but it was absolutely delectable) - no longer exists. The Kaimuki drive-in that cooked it up has been long gone, replaced by an eatery that looks definitely more upscale. But the next time I'm home I ought to take a peek and see if the teri-burger has somehow been transferred to the new menu.
Now it's time for dinner.