If you're looking for some unique dining experiences in Tampa Bay, stuff that's not run of the mill or chain-operated, you've definitely got your fair share of choices, too many to even start listing here, really.  Some are great while some are eat-there-one-time novelties that quickly fall to the wayside, closing down, or merely basking in the shadow's of the many, truly excellent eateries we have here.

BurgerMonger, a gourmet burger joint in North Tampa, is definitely poised to be one of the greats for a number of reasons.

First, the quality of their ingredients.  Each burger at BurgerMonger is made with 100% Akaushi, kobe-style beef.  This stuff is several levels above the USDA's distinction of "prime" beef so you know you're getting some top of the line stuff here.  Not only that, but Akaushi beef is actually much healthier than your typical ground beef.  There's a higher ratio of monounsaturated fat (good fat) to saturated (bad) than most beef and it's got high levels of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which research has shown can boost your immune system, fight a variety of cancers, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

So what kind of burgers are we talking here at BurgerMonger?  Well, its up to you.  Choose a six-ounce Burger Monger, a Double Monger, or the Monster Monger with two eight-ounce patties.  The toppings are completely customizable and include a variety of cheeses, standard toppings like onions, pickles, tomato, and lettuce, as well as premium toppings for a little extra.  These include cherrywood smoked bacon, French brie, and buttermilk bleu cheese.

If you're drooling at this point, we don't blame you.  Head to BurgerMonger today and see just how great a simple burger can be.