Find Burger Week specials at dozens of Bay Area restaurants

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Once a year, restaurants across the Bay Area join together to celebrate an American classic.

Thursday is the start of Tampa Bay Burger Week and FOX 13’s Chip Brewster taste-tested some of this year’s best burger creations.

Maybe you would enjoy a smoked cheddar and bacon burger on an artisan bun for $8 from Yard of Ale.

Or check out the Grill in Locale Market in St. Petersburg, where they’re serving up a California Crush Burger, with two beef patties, melted Swiss, guacamole, bacon, and a fried egg. Or enjoy their staple handheld: The Saint Petersburger, with dry aged beef, bacon, caramelized onions, mushrooms, lettuce, secret sauce, American cheese sauce, and gouda cheese.

Burger week is October 18 through October 28; ten days of burgers for $10 less at participating Bay Area restaurants.

All you have to do is go into a participating restaurant and ask for their Burger Week special.

A map of the participating restaurants is available on the Tampa Bay Burger Week website.

The list includes, but is certainly not limited to, Burger Culture, Birch & Vine, Burger Monger, Carmine’s, Hog Island Fish Camp, Shula Burger, Smash Burger, The Avenue, Stone Soup Company, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, The Burger Spot, and Yard of Ale.

The event, sponsored by the Florida Beef Council and Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, is also holding a photo contest. Share a photo of your Burger Week experience on Instagram, using the location of the participating restaurant, tag @cltampabay and add #CLBurgerWeek to be entered to win.

For more information about Tampa Bay Burger Week, visit