Pasadena will be hosting a “Cheeseburger Week” starting on January 15th and going until the 20th. It will feature various renditions of the cheesy meat sandwich by a handful of popular places, even a sushi restaurant.

According to the press release (and Wikipedia), the cheeseburger was actually invented in the good 'ol North East L.A. community at “The Rite Spot,” a popular sandwich shop in the mid 1920's.

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week is sponsored by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce with support from the City of Pasadena and is a California Restaurant Month event.

Other eateries in town that will offer deals and assorted specials include the recently opened Kings Row Gastropub, Vertical Wine Bistro, and possibly a Yucatan rendition by El Portal. Also, Noir Food and Wine, CREPEstudio, Lovebirds Cafe and Magnolia Lounge.

Cheeseburger eaters are encouraged to go eat them all and vote for their favorite ones on the event's website. For a complete list of places featured and their accompanying menu's, check out the Pasadena Restaurant Week website.

LA Weekly