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Brian Samuels

Clog Your Arteries With These Shockingly Over-the-Top Burgers

Burger Week continues with some outrageous specimens.

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| Brian Samuels

A chef can play with creative and unique toppings to make a burger stand out, or she can go all-out with sheer gluttony to give a burger a real shock factor. These nine burgers makes "creative" and "unique" look like child's play, from a bacon spring roll-topped burger to a six-pound burger challenge — and everything in between. Celebrate Burger Week by getting a little wild and trying one (or all) of these.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Boston Burger Company

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The Artery Clogger: If the name alone doesn't indicate that this is not for dieters, the description will — this burger is beer-battered and deep-fried before it's topped with bacon, American cheese, and barbecue sauce. [Photo: Facebook]

Olde Magoun's Saloon

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Death Wish: The amount of heat crammed into this burger sets it over the top. It boasts a mix of chipotle, ghost, habanero, and jalapeño peppers, and if that isn't enough, the spice-laden burger is then topped with pepper jack cheese and a Sriracha sour cream. [Photo: Yelp]

River Bar

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Grass Fed Burger: Sounds simple enough; this burger starts off with a grass-fed patty. But the patty is bathed in a bulgogi marinade before being topped with bacon spring rolls and a spicy mayo. Served on an English muffin. [Photo: Brian Samuels]

Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage

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The LeBron James: This tourist haven, known for naming its burgers after people, touts a burger that is topped with bacon and stacked with ultra-hot ghost chili pepper mac and cheese. Served with a side of fries. [Photo: Yelp]

Lulu's Allston

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Bad Ass Burger: This burger is no joke, and a knife and fork are even recommended. It comes topped with herbs and butter, stout-braised short ribs, and a runny egg, all topped off with a beer cheese soup. If that's not enough, it comes with chili cheese fries on the side. [Photo: Official Site]

Bukowski Tavern

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Peanut Butter Burger: With the disclaimer of "trust us, it's good," the burger at Bukowski Tavern in Back Bay offers a beef patty topped with a hefty dollop of either crunchy or smooth peanut butter — and the option to add bacon. [Photo: Yelp]

Tasty Burger

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Blue Collar: A deep-fried burger patty starts things off before a sweet and spicy mustard pickle joins the mix. There's also the option to add cheese, a fried egg, or bacon to the burger experience. From time to time, Tasty Burger is also known to have a "state fair" burger on the menu, where the whole thing is deep-fried. [Photo: Facebook]

The Gallows

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Beanpot Burger: While the burgers at The Gallows change regularly, they are known for unique combinations. Currently on their menu, the Beanpot burger is topped with Boston baked beans, pork belly, mustard, and cheddar cheese. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

Eagle's Deli

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Eagle's Challenge: For those looking for quantity, the Eagle's Challenge fits the bill. It starts with six pounds of burger, 24 pieces of bacon, 24 pieces of American cheese, five pounds of fries, and one deli pickle (because two pickles would really put things over the edge.) If that's too much, there are other burgers that you can order that start at 5 pounds and go all the way down to the regular half-pound burger. [Photo: Yelp]

Boston Burger Company

The Artery Clogger: If the name alone doesn't indicate that this is not for dieters, the description will — this burger is beer-battered and deep-fried before it's topped with bacon, American cheese, and barbecue sauce. [Photo: Facebook]

Olde Magoun's Saloon

Death Wish: The amount of heat crammed into this burger sets it over the top. It boasts a mix of chipotle, ghost, habanero, and jalapeño peppers, and if that isn't enough, the spice-laden burger is then topped with pepper jack cheese and a Sriracha sour cream. [Photo: Yelp]

River Bar

Grass Fed Burger: Sounds simple enough; this burger starts off with a grass-fed patty. But the patty is bathed in a bulgogi marinade before being topped with bacon spring rolls and a spicy mayo. Served on an English muffin. [Photo: Brian Samuels]

Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage

The LeBron James: This tourist haven, known for naming its burgers after people, touts a burger that is topped with bacon and stacked with ultra-hot ghost chili pepper mac and cheese. Served with a side of fries. [Photo: Yelp]

Lulu's Allston

Bad Ass Burger: This burger is no joke, and a knife and fork are even recommended. It comes topped with herbs and butter, stout-braised short ribs, and a runny egg, all topped off with a beer cheese soup. If that's not enough, it comes with chili cheese fries on the side. [Photo: Official Site]

Bukowski Tavern

Peanut Butter Burger: With the disclaimer of "trust us, it's good," the burger at Bukowski Tavern in Back Bay offers a beef patty topped with a hefty dollop of either crunchy or smooth peanut butter — and the option to add bacon. [Photo: Yelp]

Tasty Burger

Blue Collar: A deep-fried burger patty starts things off before a sweet and spicy mustard pickle joins the mix. There's also the option to add cheese, a fried egg, or bacon to the burger experience. From time to time, Tasty Burger is also known to have a "state fair" burger on the menu, where the whole thing is deep-fried. [Photo: Facebook]

The Gallows

Beanpot Burger: While the burgers at The Gallows change regularly, they are known for unique combinations. Currently on their menu, the Beanpot burger is topped with Boston baked beans, pork belly, mustard, and cheddar cheese. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

Eagle's Deli

Eagle's Challenge: For those looking for quantity, the Eagle's Challenge fits the bill. It starts with six pounds of burger, 24 pieces of bacon, 24 pieces of American cheese, five pounds of fries, and one deli pickle (because two pickles would really put things over the edge.) If that's too much, there are other burgers that you can order that start at 5 pounds and go all the way down to the regular half-pound burger. [Photo: Yelp]

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