The Luther Burger is a Bacon Cheeseburger with grilled Krispy Kreme Doughnuts as its buns. Paula Deen has served it at her restaurant in Savannah, Georgia and it’s rumored to be named after singer Luther Vandross (possibly its creator). This is the 1st time someone has served a Luther Burger in Miami & South Florida (March 2010). You can find this gem, the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Burger Stand at the Youth Fair or as it now likes to be called Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition.
I love their tag line “Where Doughnut Meets Burger”.
They start with a fresh Beef Patty on a griddle. Two Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are also heated on the griddle to be used as the buns. Once the patty is cooked it’s topped with Bacon and Cheese which is allowed to melt. You can add Lettuce and Tomato but I skipped out on that (or any other condiment for that matter).
Prior to trying the Burger I was unsure if it would taste good, I was wrong. The fresh meat, the melted Cheese, the Bacon and of course the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are such an odd combination that it works. The fact that they’re not using frozen Burger patties also makes a big difference.
The best part was I could skip dessert (yeah right). The Fair will only be around from March 26th to April 11, 2010. If were you, I would hurry it up if you want to get your hands on this guy.
The Miami-Dade County Fair
10901 SW 24 St, Miami, FL