Olive Burger is Michigan’s Culinary Staple
According to the owner of Weston's Kewpee Burger in downtown Lansing, olives are one of those things. People love them or hate them. Some people, it takes convincing. But, once you do, they're really surprised by how much they enjoy it.
According to the Lansing State Journal, Michigan is a state filled with Midwestern delicacies. There are Vernors floats and Rice Krispies Treats.
Flint and Detroit have their coney dogs with their respective dry and soupy chili sauces. Traverse City has cherries. Mackinaw Island has fudge.
If mid-Michigan has a culinary staple, it's the olive burger, a unique hamburger made up of a beef patty topped with a mixture of mayo, chopped olives and olive brine.
Over time, it's become a Lansing staple, cropping up on the menus at dive bars and trendy eateries alike.