Enjoy A Burger A Day in May at Mohegan Sun


National Burger Month is here and Mohegan Sun brings tips on how to cook that perfect burger and where to go if you can’t
UNCASVILLE, CT (April 2, 2009) – Mohegan Sun is a great place to enjoy various foods and great dining experiences, and one thing we’re certainly not short on is burgers.   May is National Burger Month and Mohegan Sun is dishing out some valuable tips on how to cook the perfect burger from Executive Chef, Michael Luboff.  Still rather have someone else do the cooking for you?  Find out where you can enjoy thirty-one different burgers for each day of May under one roof at Mohegan Sun.  
Chef Luboff’s Five Tips For Cooking A Great Burger:
1. Choose the right meat: The meat is the most essential ingredient and should be fresh ground chuck with an 80/20 blend, well-seasoned with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and a little Sacramento tomato juice.
2. Don’t ignore the bread:  Ideally you want a soft potato roll, sesame seeded if you prefer, but nothing too crazy or seasoned.  It is also a good idea to lightly toast each side of the roll.
3. Make it great with toppings:  What’s a burger without cheese?  A thick slice of American or cheddar cheese will do fine here, accompanied by crisp bacon, Heinz ketchup, crisp iceberg lettuce and a slice of beefsteak tomato to top it off. 
4. Use equipment like the pros:  It’s important to try and cook your burgers on a hot flat iron surface or griddle and avoid cooking over open flames.  Pressing the burger is also a big no-no as doing so will run out all the juices and flavor. 
5. Take your temperature:  Hopefully a little red doesn’t scare you, because burgers are best eaten at medium.  And don’t forget to wear a bib.
Prefer to stay out of the kitchen?  Here’s what Mohegan Sun’s exceptional restaurants have to offer the world of burgers.
1. Jimmy Buffett’s MargaritavilleCheeseburger in Paradise. The Heinz 57 is on the table and don’t forget the draft beer…if you’re old enough.  Topped with American cheese, iceberg lettuce and tomato.                                                                  
2. Johnny Rockets: Smoke House Double.  Two fresh patties, two slices of cheddar cheese, thick bacon, crispy onion rings and “Smoke House” barbecue-ranch sauce.
3. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: Hickory Cheeseburger.  Topped with iceberg lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and Margaritaville’s signature hickory sauce.
4. Big Bubba’s BBQ: The Bayou Burger. Burger topped with ham and cheddar cheese.
5. The Cove: Steak Burger. With your choice: of cheddar, Swiss or goat cheese; add: smoked peppered bacon, grilled onions, peppers or mushrooms, served with French fries.
6. Johnny Rockets: Route 66. Swiss cheese, grilled mushrooms, grilled onions & mayonnaise.
7. Todd English’s Tuscany: Tuscan Burger. Fontina cheese, herb-roasted potatoes, Todd’s ketchup.
8. Jimmy Buffett’s MargaritavilleBarbecue Bacon Cheeseburger. Seasoned bacon, cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, lettuce and tomato.
9.  Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe: Black and Blue Burger. Tobacco onions and sweet potato fries.
10. Birches Bar & Grill: Build a Burger. Choice of beef, buffalo or turkey burger with bacon, wild mushroom’s and/or grilled onions with choice of cheese, and bread and iceberg lettuce and sliced tomato.
11. Fidelia’s: Fidelia’s Original Steak Burger. 10 oz. sirloin, iceberg lettuce & hothouse tomatoes.
12. Johnny Rockets: #12. Cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce, onion slice, pickle, mayonnaise and tangy “red red sauce®.” On a scale of one to ten, it’s a twelve!
13. Summer Shack: Long Burger. Served with blue or cheddar cheese.
14. Johnny Rockets: Rocket Double. Two fresh patties, two slices of cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce, ripe tomato onion slice & special sauce. 
15. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: Mushroom Burger. Topped with mixed cheese, shredded lettuce, fire-roasted tomato salsa and jalapeños.
16. Fidelia’s: New England Turkey Burger. 10oz. White Meat, Iceberg Lettuce, Hothouse Tomatoes, Craisins & Maple Syrup.
17. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: Mexicali Burger. Topped with mixed cheese, shredded lettuce, fire-roasted tomato salsa and jalapeños.
18. Johhny Rockets: Chili Size. Served open-faced with our exclusive all-meat chili and topped with grated cheddar cheese and chopped onions.
19. Johhny Rockets: Streamliner®(100% Soy Boca®  Burger). The original meatless Boca® burger with grilled onions, fresh lettuce, ripe tomato, pickle & mustard.
20. Geno’s Pub: Geno’s Pub Burger. Char-grilled 10 oz. Angus beef burger served on a kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, red onion and Geno’s house burger sauce.
21. Johnny Rockets: Bacon Cheddar Double. Two fresh patties, thick bacon, four slices of cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce, ripe tomato, onion slice and special sauce.
22. SolToro Tequila Grill: Soltoro Burger. Ground sirloin seasoned with Mexican herbs and spices, topped with chihuahua cheese, guacamole, grilled onions, fire-roasted poblano rajas and bacon; served with spicy fries and ketchupeño salsa.
23. Michael Jordan’s Steak House: Steak House Burger. Sirloin burger on a brioche bun, wild mushrooms, mixed greens, tomato, tobacco onions, and choice of cheese, served with truffled fries.
24. Johnny Rockets: St. Louis. Thick bacon, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, fresh lettuce, pickle and Johnny Rockets “St.Louis” sauce. 
25. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: Turkey Burger. Char-grilled and topped with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and garlic herb mayonnaise.
26. Michael Jordan’s Steak House: Mini Cheeseburger Trio. Three burgers with mixed greens, tomato, red onion, and mini gherkins, with your choice of cheese, served with truflled fries.
27. Big Bubba’s BBQ: Bubba Burger.  8 oz. beef steak with your choice of toppings served with potato salad, coleslaw and a pickle.
28. Johnny Rockets: Patty Melt. Grilled onions and American & cheddar cheeses on grilled rye bread.
29. Mohegan Sun Hotel’s In-Room Dining: Mohegan Steak Burger. 10 oz. steak burger served with iceberg lettuce, hot house tomatoes, skin-on fries and kosher style pickle.  Add your choice of Swiss, cheddar or American cheese, bacon, mushrooms or fried onions.
30. Fidelia’s: Fidelia’s Buffalo Burger. 10oz. buffalo, iceberg lettuce & hothouse tomatoes.
31. Johnny Rockets: The Original. Fresh lettuce, ripe tomato, chopped onions, relish, pickle, mustard & mayonnaise.
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com


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Cody Chapman

Chapman, Cody