A burger boat from Nick’s Spaghetti and SteakHouse: American cheese, crispy patty, slimy Iceberg lettuce leaf, and more ketchup than anyone would ever imagine consumable. That’s my earliest burger memory, and I crave that mediocre made-with-love burger to this day. The fourth annual Charleston Burger Week has more than 50 participating area restaurants all cooking up craveable beef patties (plus seafood and veg patties, too) for hungry nostalgia suckers like myself. As if you needed an excuse to order that pretzel bun beer cheese burger you’ve been eyeing, the best part of Burger Week is that a portion of each sale goes to Feed the Need, a nonprofit that assists area shelters with feeding the homeless. So plan your week now, Charleston, there’s a burger out there, hot off the grill, waiting for you to Instagram it. —Mary Scott Hardaway

See the full list of participating locations and their burgers at charlestonburgerweek.com