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(Some Guy)   "Food and Wine" magazine publishes list of best burgers in the US, calls entire list into question with #4. (Warning, burger fail slide show)   (foodandwine.com) divider line 259
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2012-11-29 12:41:58 PM  

flucto: Hipster burgers. Mmm, tastes like smug.


Yup. Only one or two of those burgers looked edible. "Great" burgers anymore just have to look good on the plate; almost all of them don't taste like anything; the ground beef is way too lean and the patty too thick. A real great hamburger must be 25% (raw) and be no more than four ounces. And it must be charbroiled. Leaf lettuce is unacceptable for a burger. The assembled burger must be allowed to steam the bun for a few minutes.
 
2012-11-29 12:42:06 PM  
HAMBURGERS ARE MADE OF BEEF biatchES!!!
 
2012-11-29 12:42:10 PM  

ChipNASA: YOU SUCK HIPSTER A-HOLES!!

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They recently opened up a Five Guys restaurant in my city. Good lord, I have never had a worse tasting burger & fries in my life.
 
2012-11-29 12:42:39 PM  
Port of Call in New Orleans.

Epic.
 
2012-11-29 12:42:55 PM  

heyheyjerky: Louis' Lunch is a horrible burger. Sure it's the first place to serve it, but man, they are not that good.

Ted's is good if you like steamed burgers.

The best burger in CT is from Goldburgers in Newington.


Goldbergs err Goldburger(I forgot the changed the name) is good, I like Ted's better, and Louis' is rank amateur shiate,
 
2012-11-29 12:43:26 PM  

Fabric_Man: Thurman Cafe in Columbus used to be nice, then it was featured on Man vs. Food, and now there's a seven-year waiting list to get in


Yup.
 
2012-11-29 12:44:08 PM  

Citrate1007: That whole list seemed like Meh....and like subby said the #4 destroyed any credit that the author apparently had.


Youse trollin'.

And did you mean credibility?
 
2012-11-29 12:44:14 PM  
Stage Left, New Brunswick, NJ

media.nj.com

Best Burger in NJ

/it's a monster
 
2012-11-29 12:44:16 PM  
Damn. I know New Orleans is not known for burgers, but we have some seriously good burger joints around. This thread has inspired me to go to Port of Call later this afternoon. Incidentally, I'm meeting your mom there.

cdn2-b.examiner.com
 
2012-11-29 12:44:23 PM  

ChipNASA: YOU SUCK HIPSTER A-HOLES!!

[www.cityave.org image 300x283]


^^This

lh6.ggpht.com
 
2012-11-29 12:44:30 PM  

rocinante721: JACKSON HOLE >>> SHAKE SHACK

I'm a serious abouts NYC burgers


www.queensbuzz.com

Donovan's Pub in Queens is my go-to whenever I'm up there.

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2012-11-29 12:45:13 PM  
Best Burger Ever

img.foodnetwork.com

Ingredients

8 ounces sirloin steak meat, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
8 ounces chuck steak meat, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
8 ounces lamb shoulder meat, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
Kosher salt
4 ounces grated Cheddar, smoked if preferred
4 hamburger buns
Mayonnaise

Directions

Special equipment: Chimney starter, all-natural lump charcoal and kettle grill

Pass the meat through the coarsest die of a food grinder. Place the ground meat into a bowl and mix together to evenly distribute the different types of meat. Place in the refrigerator uncovered, for 2 hours. (I have also seen him do this recipe with "10 quick pulses in a food processor, no more.. and it worked GREAT for me)

After 2 hours, fill a large chimney starter with charcoal and light. Once the coals are ashy white, transfer to a kettle grill and spread evenly. Set grate over coals.

While the coals are heating, shape the meat into 4 patties that are 6 ounces in weight and 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle each patty on both sides with the salt. Place on the grill and do not move for 2 minutes. Flip the burgers every 2 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 135 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Watch for hot spots and move the burgers if flare-ups occur. Resist the urge to smash down on the patties. Remove the burgers from the heat to a plate and prepare the buns by placing them on the grill, cut side down for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and place them cut side up on a platter. Divide the cheese evenly between the top buns, set the meat patty on top of the cheese. Coat the cut side of each bottom bun with a little mayonnaise and set atop the meat. Allow each burger to sit upside down for a minute before flipping and consuming.
 
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2012-11-29 12:45:27 PM  

rocinante721: JACKSON HOLE >>> SHAKE SHACK

I'm a serious abouts NYC burgers


What are other good spots? It's too big a city to just guess and I prefer word of mouth to a list that's hoping to generate hits for ad revenue.
 
2012-11-29 12:45:31 PM  
List fails without Wendy's
 
2012-11-29 12:46:05 PM  
List totally lacking Nick's Hamburger's
Brookings, SD
 
2012-11-29 12:46:12 PM  
Booche's in Columbia, MO. Mmmmmmm....
 
2012-11-29 12:46:31 PM  

russsssman: Seems the thoroughness of their review of burger joints is equal to the quality of their slideshow. Everything is in New York/NE area except the few places in Cali and Nevada that they had overheard about at a rooftop wine party. "oh it's a simply diviiiiiiiiiine burger".


On what planet are Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington considered to be in the NY/NE area?
 
2012-11-29 12:47:02 PM  
I 5 guys opened up in my area so I decided to try it.

Jeez do they seem to cater to the "big eaters" As I recall they had 2 burger sizes - something like regular and small and I had to ask if "small" was something like "kid's size". Nope, just 1 patty rather than 2. And their fries only come in regular and large where the "regular" (at around $3.50) had so many fries (maybe because the fry guy added an extra scoop to my bag) I could only eat 1/3 before they became cold and disgusting.

As to the hamburger, the patty was quite good. However the order chick had problems understanding that I didn't want my bun pre-slathered in ketchup, yellow mustard, or mayo. And no, they didn't have any better mustard than yellow.

The bun was a big disappointment - squishy soft and quite sweet. I guess they figure that if most customers get the burger slathered with sweet ketchup then a sweet bun just enhances the experience.

For me to eat there again I would have to bring my own bun and mustard.
 
2012-11-29 12:47:03 PM  
Gotta give love to my local Paddy Malone's (Jefferson City, MO). The Boo Boo Burger is orgasmic. They also do a (special only) Monte Cristo Burger that is unabashed calorie-laden decadence at its' best.

http://paddymalonespub.com/
 
2012-11-29 12:47:36 PM  

DSF6969: t aint got beef, it aint a burger

Ahi Burger (seared Ahi tuna burger topped with ginger-wasabi mayonnaise and Asian slaw, served in a toasted egg bun).


I was gonna say that! No beef, no burger!
 
2012-11-29 12:47:46 PM  
List also fails without T.K. Burgers, probably the only reason I'd visit southern California ever again.
 
2012-11-29 12:47:48 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

DESTROYS In-n-Out
 
2012-11-29 12:48:06 PM  
List is invalid without http://thesqueezeinn.com/
 
2012-11-29 12:48:13 PM  

dickfreckle: Damn. I know New Orleans is not known for burgers, but we have some seriously good burger joints around. This thread has inspired me to go to Port of Call later this afternoon. Incidentally, I'm meeting your mom there.

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Great minds and all that...see my post above.
 
2012-11-29 12:49:57 PM  

An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x250]

DESTROYS In-n-Out


Checkers has gross burgers and horrible fries that leave a disgusting film inside your mouth.
 
2012-11-29 12:50:02 PM  
Verily, MY burgers do not suck.
Maytag Blue cheese(mixed in with the meat) , swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and roasted green chile....

i865.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-29 12:50:43 PM  

An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x250]

DESTROYS In-n-Out


Not around here. Checkers used to be great, but these days they're no better than Wendy's.
 
2012-11-29 12:50:44 PM  
"Food and Wine" magazine publishes list of best burgers in the US, calls entire list into question with #4.

Actually, the first slide calls the entire list into question, with its reference to Kobe beef. You'd think Food and Wine Magazine would know better and be aware that true Kobe isn't available outside Japan.
 
2012-11-29 12:50:46 PM  
The wife and I got a package deal at a local meat shop for Kobe patties (wagyu) and figured we'd take a leap. Bulk we got 10 pounds for $70 (so $7 per pound) and it just kills... one patty is 1/2 pound so we share a single burger at 1/4 pound each ($3.50 per meal, we figure).

Wow the grade makes a huge difference. I didn't think I could tell above prime but woah, I was wrong. 140 degrees in the middle maximum (medium or so).

Before that, Ruby Tuesday's Triple Prime, no cheese was my favorite - cooked medium to medium rare. If you've got a Ruby's give that one a shot at around $13 for the plate and two sides. It's made of three cuts of prime meat including roast which makes it both tender and different.
 
2012-11-29 12:50:57 PM  
There's a burger joint that refuses to serve ketchup?

What kind of hipster eatery turns up its nose at ketchup on burgers and fries? Do they insist you use Miracle Whip instead?
 
2012-11-29 12:51:08 PM  
List fails without the Big Mac.
 
2012-11-29 12:51:10 PM  

An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x250]

DESTROYS In-n-Out my bowels


FTFM
 
2012-11-29 12:51:22 PM  

bpwoods: Port of Call in New Orleans.

Epic.


Came here to say that. Worlds better than Holeman & Finch.
 
2012-11-29 12:51:51 PM  
Bartley's - Harvard Square, Cambrige MA. Just sayin'
 
2012-11-29 12:51:52 PM  

DannyJunior: Actually a solid list. But sorry, this ain't cutting it:

[www.foodandwine.com image 346x245]


And they didn't even cut out the woody 'core' of the tomato. I hate it when cheapass places serve that.
 
2012-11-29 12:52:27 PM  

Xenomech: They recently opened up a Five Guys restaurant in my city. Good lord, I have never had a worse tasting burger & fries in my life.


Seriously, I had my first one at Dulles and couldn't believe it. It was an awesome burger. When they opened one in my area, it was still pretty good.

Since, I've had three equally terrible burgers from three different Five Guys, they were basically round balls of dough and hot grease wrapped in foil. I can only speculate that they lost control of quality as they expanded so quickly. It's a shame.
 
2012-11-29 12:53:17 PM  
Oscars Pub in Milwaukee. The "Big O" burger. Half pound black Angus, pepper jack, smoked gouda, bacon, chorizo, fried onions, and jalepenos....with a side of sweet potato fries. Damn. I rarely stuff a half pounder down my gullet any more but I finished every last delicious artery clogging morsel.
 
2012-11-29 12:53:20 PM  
If you are in Atlanta, go to the Vortex for a burger....
 
2012-11-29 12:53:44 PM  
Winghart's FTW. Call it hipstery if you like, but it's the only place that when you order a rare burger gives you a rare-goddamn-burger. Juicy and a little cool in the middle and farking delicious. And if you're worried about bacteria, that's what the whiskey is for. They've got a great whiskey selection.
 
2012-11-29 12:54:30 PM  

DSF6969: If it aint got beef, it aint a burger

Ahi Burger (seared Ahi tuna burger topped with ginger-wasabi mayonnaise and Asian slaw, served in a toasted egg bun).

[www.foodandwine.com image 346x245]


I agree, but that looks amazing.

As much as I want to be a burger snob I would put a regular McDonalds cheeseburger in front of a lot of those. Laboratory created to be homogeneously delicious!
 
2012-11-29 12:54:35 PM  
The one In-N-Out burger I've had (here in the Dallas area) was crummy. The burger was mediocre, the fries were worse and the shake, blergh.

The only good thing about the meal is it didn't cost much.

With a Five Guys directly across the street and a Smashburger about 1/2 mile away, there's no reason for me to ever go to In-N-Out again. It's popularity here is perplexing.
 
2012-11-29 12:55:19 PM  

DannyJunior: Actually a solid list. But sorry, this ain't cutting it:

[www.foodandwine.com image 346x245]


What he said!

www.foodandwine.com

I lived in New Haven for 4 years. I ate at Louis Lunch one time. Lame. Lame. Lame.


On the other hand...

San Diego for 15 years made me appreciate the goodness that is...

yumamom.com 
 
2012-11-29 12:55:50 PM  
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das
2012-11-29 12:56:36 PM  
Hell, almost every crossroad in America has a great burger joint!!!!
 
2012-11-29 12:57:19 PM  

nirwana: Spanky_McFarksalot: best burgers in the US large towns becausse we don't care about small town burgers...

If anyone ever passes through Marinette Wisconsin, first you're probably lost, but 2nd stop at Mickey-Lu Bar-B-Q. Best burger you will ever have.

Then drive on to Madison and have a Cheese Plaza at Plaza tavern.


You misspelled Nitty Gritty.

//Milwaukee has a few places, but they are either expensive for a burger or downtown. I would just rather go to Red Robin or Fuddrucker's and have an ok burger over paying double or fighting crowds and traffic for a good burger. Mine at home are my favorite, but I'm lazy.
 
2012-11-29 12:57:42 PM  

JackieRabbit: An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x250]

DESTROYS In-n-Out

Not around here. Checkers used to be great, but these days they're no better than Wendy's.


Damnit my childhood runied! Havent been home in 10 years.
 
2012-11-29 12:57:43 PM  
In-n-out died when Dad died and the kids took it franchise. There was nothing better than pulling thru either side of that shack on Fancisquito in Baldwin Park, then running home or eating it in your car. All they had to eat off of was some picnic tables in the back yard.
 
2012-11-29 12:58:10 PM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: Can't speak for the non-Boston ones, but Green Street burgers? Awesome! Craigie on Main? Meh at best.


If you ever make it up to the North Shore, I would strongly recommend that you try Five Corners Kitchen in Marblehead. They have a burger on the regular Sunday brunch menu but it is also available as an off-menu item for dinner service. Probably the best burger that I have had in recent year, perhaps ever. Certainly worthy of a special trip. 

www.5cornerskitchen.com

Ignore the salmon. Imagine super juicy burger instead.
 
2012-11-29 12:58:27 PM  
If they're gonna put In n Out amongst all these stand alone places, then five guys should be on the list two. I've lived on both coast's and they're both good. I'm glad they mentioned Ray's Hellburger, I love that place and I've heard about the place in DC, but still haven't gone out there yet.
 
2012-11-29 12:59:41 PM  
www.foodandwine.com

Is that a hamburger patty on two pieces of Wonder Bread? Eddie Murphy wouldn't be happy.
 
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