It’s All About The Cheese

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by Wisconsin Cheese, in honor of Cheeseburgers Across America

Chatting Cheese and Cheeseburgers with Food Enthusiasts Across America


Name: Andie Mitchell
Location: Seattle, WA
Occupation: Editor & social media manager for Foodista.com and blogger at CanYouStayforDinner.com

What is your favorite cheeseburger in Seattle?
The Longhorn Burger at 5 Spot in Queen Anne, because it’s loaded with the tastiest toppings: roasted peppers, crispy fried onion strings, smoked bacon, and Pepper Jack cheese!

What’s the craziest cheeseburger you’ve had?
Hmm…. The most out of the ordinary may have been The Thanksgiving Burger from Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers in Las Vegas. It’s a turkey burger with Cheddar, traditional stuffing, cranberry sauce, brown gravy, lettuce, and tomato. Such a delicious and different combination!

Favorite cheese?
I love Extra Sharp Wisconsin Cheddar because the flavor is intense, and it melts well.

Ketchup, mustard, mayo, other(s)? Ketchup, mustard, and mayo!

Grilled, griddled, or broiled?
I love grilled burgers. The smokiness and charring that the grill lends to the beef is unbeatable.

Preferred bun? A soft sesame seed bun.

Toppings? Lettuce, tomato, thinly sliced onion, bacon, and pickles!

And how would you like that done? Medium.

How do you maintain a healthy, balanced diet but still enjoy foods like cheeseburgers?
I think it’s all in moderation. I know that when I want a cheeseburger, I want it to be the best one it can be – big, loaded with toppings, and extra cheesy. For this reason, I probably don’t have burgers more than a few times a month. But those times are special and celebrated, like all delicious meals should be.

What’s the healthiest or strangest cheeseburger recipe on Foodista?
Oh, we have so many! It’s hard to choose, but the healthiest seems to be The Carrot Burger and the wackiest (and probably very tasty!) is The Santa Fe Fatty, which has four pounds of sausage, three pounds of bacon, and one pound of cheese (Wisconsin Cheese, of course)! Not for the faint of heart!

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