If you’re out and about in White Sulphur Springs today, you’re in for a treat. Not only is the Dandelion Festival being celebrated all weekend long, but today, May 28, also happens to be National Hamburger Day!
As explained on nationaltoday.com: “Every May 28, National Hamburger Day celebrates America’s most iconic food. Americans eat over 50 billion burgers a year, so it’s only fitting we set aside a whole day for these special sandwiches. Originating in Hamburg, Germany, the hamburger as we know it was developed in Seymour, Wisconsin, a town still famous for its hamburger heroics.”
Wisconsin notwithstanding, the Spa City is also developing a reputation for being home to some of the tastiest burgers around – a no quest for a tasty burger is complete without a visit to Road Hogs Barbeque. So what makes Road Hogs’ burgers so good? Well according to co-owner Clay Elkins, the quality is largely due to the relationship between the restaurant and Mountain Steer Meat.
Through a strong bond between two family-owned, Richland Hills cattle farms, and in partnership with Cornerstone IGA, Mountain Steer Meats offers grass-fed and grain-finished local beef that “arrives in stores and restaurants fresh, dry-aged and within 11 days of harvesting.”
“We are working towards opening a processing facility, here in White Sulphur,” Mountain Steer’s Anne Bowling Tuckwiller shared with HashtagWV. “It will be in the former Bowlings Hardware building.”
Anne also shared that Road Hogs was Mountain Steer’s first restaurant partner.
“It has really evolved since then,” Anne said, before explaining how Mountaineer Steer beef is now served in over a dozen area-restaurants, as well as Greenbrier County Schools.
However, although a chef is only as good as their ingredients, every good chef knows that there is more to the burger than just the meat.
“What (Road Hogs Chef) Caleb is becoming known for is his ‘Trust Me Burger,’” Clay explained. “When you order it, Caleb pretty much puts whatever he wants on there.”
In celebration of National Hamburger Day, Road Hogs will be offering Caleb’s famous “Trust Me Burger” for $10 all day on Saturday, May 28.
“You may end up with two patties, you may end up with one,” Clay added, with a laugh. “You may end up with mac-and-cheese or collard greens on it – it just runs the gambit. We love highlighting our beef.”
Located at 687 East Main Street in White Sulphur Spring, Road Hogs Barbeque is open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. They can be reached at 304-956-2501, or by visiting roadhogsbbq.com.
Matthew Young has been a resident of Lewisburg, WV since December 2019. Prior to arriving in West Virginia, Matthew resided in the Philadelphia area, where his reporting, commentary, and editorials have been featured in numerous local and regional publications. Previously, he has served as a scriptwriter and consultant for television, radio, and various other short-form digital-media platforms, both within the United States and internationally. Since moving to the Mountain State, Matthew spent eighteen months as senior writer/managing editor for the West Virginia Daily News and is currently an active journalist with the West Virginia Press Association.