May 11, 2010
Burger month served with a side of freebies

It always seems to be National (fill-in your favorite food, cause) month and guess what? May is no different.

National Burger Month doesn't come with a wristband or a parade, but at least it has free food attached.

Smashburger is offering a trifecta of freebies, beginning this week with fries.

The chain, which has a location in Citrus Heights, is giving away free French fries with the purchase of a burger until Thursday.

A free kids meal follows from May 17 through 20, and a free 1/3-pound burger on May 25.

The "fast casual" restaurant, named for the cooking method of smashing balls of meat on the grill, is partnering with Heinz and Coca-Cola for the promotional celebration.

Here's the catch: you have to register your name, address and e-mail at Smashburger's site.

Wondering where else in town to get your burger fix? Check out Bee dining critic Blair Robertson's review of burgers, from counter joints to fine dining restaurants.

Want to hold your own burger celebration at home? Try James McNair's recipe for Napa Valley Basil-Smoked Burgers burgers (from Epicurious). Got vegetarians at your table? This recipe for bulgur veggie burgers with lime mayonnaise got rave reviews on Epicurious' site.

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