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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 01:44:27 PM
No El Cap on the list = FAIL

St. Pete, FL

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2012-11-29 01:44:34 PM

TonyJabroni: wiwille: The Peanut Butter Bacon and Jelly burger at Twisted Root trumps all! No seriously it is quite possibly the best burger I've ever had, next to Seattle's Red Mill Bacon Blue Cheese burger. Yes, you can find good beef in Seattle.

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/Not a hipster

I've been to twisted root but never saw that on the menu, is it a special order item?


It was just recently added as the burger of the month, and I hope it does well enough to stay. You won't find it on the current menu, as they only advertise it right there at the register.
 
2012-11-29 01:44:34 PM
Instead of traditional cucumber pickles, legendary chef-owner Judy Rodgers accents her burgers with thin-cut zucchini strips pickled in apple cider vinegar, mustard seeds and turmeric

why does california always have to go for 'weird'???
 
2012-11-29 01:45:26 PM

Cobb County Kid: If you are in Atlanta, go to the Vortex for a burger....


Seconded.

Also seconding the love for Port of Call in New Orleans. Went there with the missus a few years back while on our honeymoon and it did not disappoint.
 
2012-11-29 01:46:13 PM
I had In-N-Out last week for the 2nd time in Ventura Ca and still was just okay. I still say 5 Guys has the best burger to money ratio. Also fries, holy Christ, THE FRIES!
 
2012-11-29 01:47:37 PM
4 pages and no one mentions Umami Burger in LA?! I thought it was more popular. I had Umami a few months ago when I was out there and it was one of the best burgers I've ever had.

http://www.umami.com/umami-burger/

In Out burger is barely OK for a regional chain. Shouldn't be on the same list as Peter Luger. Five Guys is still pretty strong, but they are virtually everywhere.
 
2012-11-29 01:49:32 PM
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My favorite. Burger with brisket and bacon. Danny's Bar and Grill in Omaha.
 
2012-11-29 01:51:11 PM

pute kisses like a man: some of these burger places are probably expensive. while I will gladly eat an expensive burger, I think that price should go into the rating system.

for example, if I were to eat a burger for around $3, I'd go to bud's broiler:


YOU SIR, ARE THE WINNER!
 
2012-11-29 01:52:03 PM
If you are ever in Fall River, MA (I know, I know, why would you bother going there in the first place) and you're in the mood for a really good burger, forgo any restaurants and seek out The Saint James Irish Pub, magnificent burgers there.

Genuinely good burgers and about 6 bucks a pop.
 
2012-11-29 01:52:03 PM
List fails without Umami Burger
www.umami.com

/Hotlinked
 
2012-11-29 01:52:54 PM
aht.seriouseats.com
Signature of Mark Murphy, the current CEO/President of the Green Bay Packers.

Wisconsin is also known as a possible birth state of the hamburger,
invented by Charlie Nagreen in the summer of 1885 at a fair in Seymour.


Link
 
2012-11-29 01:53:47 PM
As mentioned above, Twisted Root in Dallas. Come for the awesome burger stay for root beer.
 
2012-11-29 01:54:21 PM

SheaKub: 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.


Making a burger from prime cuts is a complete waste.
 
2012-11-29 01:54:24 PM

RoyHobbs22: If I go to Pete Lugar's I'm getting a farkin ribeye not a hamburger.


The ribeye is good, but the Porterhouse is much better, in my opinion.

And of COURSE an appetizer of bacon . . .
 
2012-11-29 01:54:49 PM
My picks for local places to get a great burger:

Schaller's, Charlotte Beach, New York
The Corner, Marshall, Illinois
Bill Gray's, Rochester, New York
Grevey's, Falls Church, Virginia
The Summit Diner, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Mulligan's Roadhouse, Brunswick, Georgia
 
2012-11-29 01:54:51 PM
aht.seriouseats.com
 
2012-11-29 01:56:34 PM
I'm a burger lover who has the misfortune to live in NC, where health codes forbid restaurants to serve burgers with any pink in them. But apparently smoking slimy-ass pork butts in a cruddy-ass BBQ pit is no problem. What crap.
 
2012-11-29 01:58:20 PM

Rapmaster2000: As someone who has been to Holeman and Finch, allow me to offer my review of their burger.

/makes jerkoff motion


That's good, right? I enjoy jerking off.
 
2012-11-29 02:00:25 PM
Mike's Bar and Grill in Blacksburg. Might not be the best to others but to me...it's my favorite. Why? It means I am back in Blacksburg.

The best hamburger I have ever had was in Istanbul at the Hilton. Overlooking the Bosphorus. Probably more the view and the friends.

In n Out wasn't bad.
Cinco Hombres isn't bad either. just went there the other day with my wife.


In Ft Lauderdale Jacks Hamburgers is pretty good. Love it with raw onions, horseradish, and ketchup.
 
2012-11-29 02:00:58 PM
Double Whataburger with Cheese and Jalapeno, tub of fries, tub of Coke.

My work is done here.
 
2012-11-29 02:03:15 PM

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

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I thought the same thing till a client took me there for lunch... they are pretty damn good.
 
2012-11-29 02:04:06 PM

Thorn: I'm a burger lover who has the misfortune to live in NC, where health codes forbid restaurants to serve burgers with any pink in them. But apparently smoking slimy-ass pork butts in a cruddy-ass BBQ pit is no problem. What crap.


Ground meat can pick up a lot of bacteria. Thus the difference.
 
2012-11-29 02:04:07 PM
Best burger I have ever had? The mother farking ones I make for myself...80/20 beef and add a half pound of ground pork...then whatever else the fark you would like to put on it, and cooked no further that 135...KTHNXBYE!
 
2012-11-29 02:05:29 PM
If you're ever in Nashville, Rotier's (roh-teers) has the best burger in this one-horse town.

/cheeseburger on french roll goodness
 
2012-11-29 02:12:14 PM

TheHappyDrinker: Thorn: I'm a burger lover who has the misfortune to live in NC, where health codes forbid restaurants to serve burgers with any pink in them. But apparently smoking slimy-ass pork butts in a cruddy-ass BBQ pit is no problem. What crap.

Ground meat can pick up a lot of bacteria. Thus the difference.


Other states are more relaxed about burger done-ness. NC bacteria must be extra nasty.
 
2012-11-29 02:18:54 PM

Thorn: TheHappyDrinker: Thorn: I'm a burger lover who has the misfortune to live in NC, where health codes forbid restaurants to serve burgers with any pink in them. But apparently smoking slimy-ass pork butts in a cruddy-ass BBQ pit is no problem. What crap.

Ground meat can pick up a lot of bacteria. Thus the difference.

Other states are more relaxed about burger done-ness. NCbacteriamust be extra nasty.


//FTFY
 
2012-11-29 02:22:51 PM

IHateLongIsland: Minetta Tavern is the best burger I've ever had.

Louie's Lunch is a great burger, but not in my top ten.

Shake Shack is incredible.

In-N-Out and 5 Guys are one in the same, a step above McD's.


The thing is that it depends on what kind of burger you're in the mood for at that moment. There are times when I'd love to go get a Shack burger, and other times when I just want to pick up a sack of sliders from White Castle. As long as it puts a smile on your face there should be no argument.


Minetta's burger may be the best $25 I've ever spent in my life.
 
2012-11-29 02:23:20 PM
Another good alternative in Atlanta is Farmburger. Skip the house sauce, though.
 
2012-11-29 02:25:31 PM

Woot_Gawd: Best burger I have ever had? The mother farking ones I make for myself...80/20 beef and add a half pound of ground pork...then whatever else the fark you would like to put on it, and cooked no further that 135...KTHNXBYE!


with store bought ground pork... you are a brave one
 
2012-11-29 02:34:53 PM

TheTurtle: Thorn: TheHappyDrinker: Thorn: I'm a burger lover who has the misfortune to live in NC, where health codes forbid restaurants to serve burgers with any pink in them. But apparently smoking slimy-ass pork butts in a cruddy-ass BBQ pit is no problem. What crap.

Ground meat can pick up a lot of bacteria. Thus the difference.

Other states are more relaxed about burger done-ness. NCbacteriamust be extra nasty.

//FTFY


TheTurtle: Thorn: TheHappyDrinker: Thorn: I'm a burger lover who has the misfortune to live in NC, where health codes forbid restaurants to serve burgers with any pink in them. But apparently smoking slimy-ass pork butts in a cruddy-ass BBQ pit is no problem. What crap.

Ground meat can pick up a lot of bacteria. Thus the difference.

Other states are more relaxed about burger done-ness. NCbacteriamust be extra nasty.

//FTFY


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2012-11-29 02:35:06 PM

Thorn: TheHappyDrinker: Thorn: I'm a burger lover who has the misfortune to live in NC, where health codes forbid restaurants to serve burgers with any pink in them. But apparently smoking slimy-ass pork butts in a cruddy-ass BBQ pit is no problem. What crap.

Ground meat can pick up a lot of bacteria. Thus the difference.

Other states are more relaxed about burger done-ness. NC bacteria must be extra nasty.


Is it a state or local rule? Never underestimate the ability of local officials to be utter morons.
Butts have to hit around 200 to fall apart so there is no bacteria left.
 
2012-11-29 02:35:50 PM
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"Dwayne had a hamburger and French fries and a Coke at his newest Burger Chef, which was out on Crestview Avenue, across the street from where the new John F. Kennedy High School was going up. John F. Kennedy has never been in Midland City, but he was a President of the United States who was shot to death. Presidents of the country were often shot to death. The assassins were confused by some of the bad chemicals which troubled Dwayne.

"Dwayne certainly wasn't alone, as far as having bad chemicals in him was concerned. He had plenty of company throughout all history. In his own lifetime, for instance, the people in a country called Germany were so full of bad chemicals for a while that they actually built factories whose only purpose was to kill people by the millions. The people were delivered by railroad trains."
 
2012-11-29 02:49:22 PM

irishjihad: RoyHobbs22: If I go to Pete Lugar's I'm getting a farkin ribeye not a hamburger.

The ribeye is good, but the Porterhouse is much better, in my opinion.

And of COURSE an appetizer of bacon . . .


Good advice, if I go a second time I will get what I didn't choose between the ribeye and porterhouse. Still would never get a farkin hamburger.
 
2012-11-29 02:50:32 PM
The "O-Round" at Lynaghs in Lexington, KY is awesome.

/on a side note, any burger would benefit from a pretzel bun...loves me some pretzel bun
 
2012-11-29 02:55:56 PM

Artemus_Hackwell: Maud Dib: Verily, MY burgers do not suck.
Maytag Blue cheese(mixed in with the meat) , swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and roasted green chile....

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Sounds good; looks good. But that "light" mayonnaise back there disappoints me. Also the tin of kitty food back there is unfortunately placed ;-).


Gotta give up the calories SOMEWHERE. It's a heartattackackack on a bun.


t.qkme.me
 
2012-11-29 02:56:25 PM

swyll: 1) New York City: Minetta Tavern
2) Atlanta, GA: Holeman & Finch
3) Chicago, IL: Custom House Tavern
4) California: In-N-Out Burger
5) San Francisco: Zuni Café
6) Buffalo Gap, TX: Perini Ranch Steakhouse
7) Chicago: David Burke Primehouse
8) Napa: Gott's Roadside
9) New Haven, CT: Louis' Lunch
10) New York City: The Spotted Pig
11) Los Angeles: Father's Office
12) New York City: Little Owl
13) Washington D.C: Palena Café
14) Meriden, CT: Ted's
15) Dearborn, MI: Miller's Bar
16) Boston, MA: Craigie on Main
17) Healdsburg, CA: Healdsburg Bar & Grill
18) New York City: Shake Shack
19) Hackensack, NJ: White Manna
20) New York City: Peter Luger
21) Las Vegas, NV: BLT Burger
22) Ohio: B-Spot Burgers
23) Arlington, VA: Ray's Hell Burger


I'm flying into DC tomorrow and staying in Arlington, and the first thing I do after I drop my bags at the hotel is going to Ray's for an au poivre burger. Debating whether I want to go with the foie gras or roasted marrow for a topping...

/this story brought to you by the letters C, S, and B.
 
2012-11-29 02:58:21 PM

bpwoods: Port of Call in New Orleans.

Epic.


Oh indeed. Always make a point of stopping there for a mushroom burger and potato when I'm in New Orleans.
 
2012-11-29 03:04:44 PM

RoyHobbs22: irishjihad: RoyHobbs22: If I go to Pete Lugar's I'm getting a farkin ribeye not a hamburger.

The ribeye is good, but the Porterhouse is much better, in my opinion.

And of COURSE an appetizer of bacon . . .

Good advice, if I go a second time I will get what I didn't choose between the ribeye and porterhouse. Still would never get a farkin hamburger.


It took me a good ten years to talk myself into the burger instead of the steak. Made a trip specifically to have the burger. It was good, but not great. They went for the loosely-packed ground beef route, but it was almost toooo loosely packed. Couldn't even hold it together to eat it. Nearly stabbed the gloating girlfriend as she wolfed down her steak.

As for the porterhouse, try to go with some friends. Each larger size just gets better, so the steak-for-four is the best of the bunch, in my opinion. Though the steak-for-two is still one of the better steaks I've ever had. Wolfgang's is a knock-off of Lugers by a former employee with an almost identical menu. It's a little pricier, but almost a carbon copy quality-wise and they have a few locations around Manhattan, so easier to get to for some folks.
 
2012-11-29 03:04:48 PM

Cobb County Kid: If you are in Atlanta, go to the Vortex for a burger....


Also this. Loves me an Elvis burger (peanut butter, bacon and fried banana) with tater tots and a Westmalle dubbel.
 
2012-11-29 03:09:16 PM
Best burger site on the tubes. No rick-roll I swear.

As narrated by:
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//ignore the wisconsin connections and just enjoy the amazing burgers.. My fav: #30 - the Macho Nacho...
 
2012-11-29 03:10:52 PM
5 guys is kind of hit or miss these days, but they're pretty solid. There's also a chain in the PA/DE area called Jake's which aren't bad.

I have to say one of the best burgers I've had was at Village Whiskey in Philly, one of Jose Garces' places. Maple bourbon glazed cipollini, rogue bleu cheese, applewood bacon, and foie gras. Yeah, a tad over the top, but delicious.

And what's the deal with the steamed hamburgers I've seen on some food shows (I think up in CT)? They look gross.
 
2012-11-29 03:16:37 PM

kernunrex: As they say, the lists fails without:

[www.blimpyburger.com image 346x259]

and I dare you to talk on cellphone while waiting in line...


Burger Nazis?
 
2012-11-29 03:17:42 PM

irishjihad: RoyHobbs22: irishjihad: RoyHobbs22: If I go to Pete Lugar's I'm getting a farkin ribeye not a hamburger.

The ribeye is good, but the Porterhouse is much better, in my opinion.

And of COURSE an appetizer of bacon . . .

Good advice, if I go a second time I will get what I didn't choose between the ribeye and porterhouse. Still would never get a farkin hamburger.

It took me a good ten years to talk myself into the burger instead of the steak. Made a trip specifically to have the burger. It was good, but not great. They went for the loosely-packed ground beef route, but it was almost toooo loosely packed. Couldn't even hold it together to eat it. Nearly stabbed the gloating girlfriend as she wolfed down her steak.

As for the porterhouse, try to go with some friends. Each larger size just gets better, so the steak-for-four is the best of the bunch, in my opinion. Though the steak-for-two is still one of the better steaks I've ever had. Wolfgang's is a knock-off of Lugers by a former employee with an almost identical menu. It's a little pricier, but almost a carbon copy quality-wise and they have a few locations around Manhattan, so easier to get to for some folks.


Are they both cash only? The Fam that is in or near NYC all swear by Lugar's. if I am getting a burger I am going to a burger place. Plan B in CT is probably too popular for most Farkers but the 3shrooms burger with an upgrade to truffle fries is top notch.
 
2012-11-29 03:18:18 PM
White Manna in Hackensak is kind of gross. I have a friend who wears special clothes to go there so his nice clothes don't smell afterwards.

I stupidly clicked on their "Best Pizza" list and left disgusted halfway through. Food & Wine: throwing unorthodox ingredients on pizza dough and cooking it in a pizza oven does not a pizza make.
 
2012-11-29 03:23:50 PM

vice_magnet: FlashHarry: smash burger. greasy but farking awesome.

/wish we had an in-n-out burger here in omaha

Is that by St Mary's?


there are several, i think - one on 72nd, near furniture mart and one at 120th and L. i think there may be another on why 370, too.
 
2012-11-29 03:25:07 PM
We just had a Mooyah Burger open up here and I haven't had a chance to try it yet. Looks kind of like a Five Guys wannabe. Anyone have any experience or care to share any Mooyah insights?
 
2012-11-29 03:28:31 PM
Since we're doing burger porn...

farm4.staticflickr.com

I present the "Good Dog Burger" from Good Dog, a bar in Philly.
"1/2 lb. of house ground sirloin stuffed with Roquefort cheese & topped with caramelized onions, served
on a toasted brioche bun
."

Criag LaBan (local food critic) even wrote a song about it.
(Includes cameos from Rouge and Five Guys...)
 
2012-11-29 03:30:51 PM
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Chez FonFon, Birmingham, AL & when in the general area, eat at Milo's. Vortex - Atlanta I will give props to also.
 
2012-11-29 03:31:09 PM
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2012-11-29 03:36:28 PM
The Original Tommy's double chili cheese burger w/ chili cheese fries and if you don't get a small handful of those little peppers you are teh ghey.
 
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