As it is with pizza and bagels, every day is Burger Day in NYC, from the lowbrow bar versions to the over the top creations we'll only dream about. To wholeheartedly celebrate the humble meat patty meal we have Burger Week, an annual tribute to the staple of backyard bbqs and fast food joints everywhere. Now in its fifth year, the foodie fest presents burger lovers of all kinds with off-menu treats at their local watering holes, fun chef mashups and even some amped up burger crawls designed to test the top button on your Levis. There's a new event each day during the May 1st through 7th fete; here's what we'll be chowing down on:

On opening day, it's the Boozy Burger Brunch, which, unfortunately is already sold out during more "traditional" brunch times. However, there's still a 4 p.m. seating available, which is really a more reasonable time to begin bourbon and beer pairings if you'd still like to be functional the rest of the day. At Beer Culture on West 45th Street, attendees get three specialty mini burgers of Schweid & Sons Certified Angus Beef, each paired with either a Heaven Hill bourbon or a beer from Gun Hill Brewing Co. The menu: Poutine Burger (tater tots, brown gravy, melted cheese curds), BBQ Burger (Beer Culture BBQ sauce, bacon, cheddar, fried onions) and Saturday Morning Cartoon (Fried egg, bacon and American cheese on a fresh toast baguette). Sunday, May 1st, 4 p.m. Tickets $30

Riding the rainbow wave of colorful foodstuffs, Joe's Bar on the UWS is hosting the Golden Burger Lift Dinner, with Willy Wonka-themed burgers and cocktails including a rainbow bun burger, naturally. Accompanying the burger, Grandpa Joe's French Fries, made sloppy joe-style, as well as a choice between three cocktails and a Chocolate Fever Dessert, among other things. Monday, May 2nd, 6:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Tickets $34

Emily Burger (courtesy Burger Week)

Asian-American fusion burger joint Uncle Sam's Burgers in Koreatown hosts the Twisted Burger Experience, with four specialty burgers topped with things like coconut milk, red curry paste, mushrooms, basil and bell peppers (Thai Me Up Burger) and five-spiced rubbed pork belly, pickled onions, arugula and a soy bbq sauce (Rub My Belly). Diners get a side of friends and fountain sodas/iced tea to wash down the evening's bounty. It's also a good spot to take a date, as tickets are $36 for two people. Thursday, May 5th, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $36 for two

Hard Times Sundaes and Emily are two of the bigger names in burgers at the moment, with both making big moves with their delicious meat-and-bun offerings. Burgers For Barkers 2016 sees the duo joining forces to benefit New York Bully Crew, a non-profit that specializes in rescuing pit bulls. At host venue NY Distilling Co, the burger makers will create a collaboration burger that uses smashed Schweid & Sons patties with American cheese and a Martin's Potato Roll from Hard Times plus caramelized onions and Emmy sauce from Emily. On the side, tastings of the Ragtime Rye and Sixpoint's Jammer Gose. Friday, May 6th, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $36 and include a donation to NY Bully Crew