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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 09:34:08 AM  
Nice to see that one of the ones on there (Custom House in Chicago) is closed. Way to be timely, list.
 
2012-11-29 10:02:13 AM  
Hipster burgers. Mmm, tastes like smug.
 
2012-11-29 10:21:29 AM  
I have never been excited about Shake Shack.  I don't get what people see in that burger.
 
2012-11-29 10:51:03 AM  

James!: I have never been excited about Shake Shack.  I don't get what people see in that burger.


On the other hand, I would kill for an In-N-Out to open in Tacoma.

/Double-double-animal-style-fries-well-done, biatches!
 
2012-11-29 10:53:08 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: James!: I have never been excited about Shake Shack.  I don't get what people see in that burger.

On the other hand, I would kill for an In-N-Out to open in Tacoma.

/Double-double-animal-style-fries-well-done, biatches!


dammit... that made me hungry

/loves me some In-N-Out
 
2012-11-29 10:53:40 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: James!: I have never been excited about Shake Shack.  I don't get what people see in that burger.

On the other hand, I would kill for an In-N-Out to open in Tacoma.

/Double-double-animal-style-fries-well-done, biatches!


I'm also not a fan of In-N-Out.  Thin patties all cooked medium well do not get my dick hard.
 
2012-11-29 11:18:44 AM  
smash burger. greasy but farking awesome.

/wish we had an in-n-out burger here in omaha
 
2012-11-29 11:19:05 AM  
Actually a solid list. But sorry, this ain't cutting it:

www.foodandwine.com
 
2012-11-29 11:59:39 AM  

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


No way. Louie's is awesome.
 
2012-11-29 12:04:14 PM  
Seared tuna on a bun does not a burger make Food and Wine magazine!
 
2012-11-29 12:13:16 PM  
 
2012-11-29 12:19:34 PM  
Also missing, Big Kahuna Burger.
 
2012-11-29 12:29:27 PM  
YOU SUCK HIPSTER A-HOLES!!

www.cityave.org
 
2012-11-29 12:30:58 PM  
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
 
2012-11-29 12:31:10 PM  
White Manna made the list!
 
2012-11-29 12:31:31 PM  
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.
 
2012-11-29 12:32:08 PM  

naughtyrev: Nice to see that one of the ones on there (Custom House in Chicago) is closed. Way to be timely, list.


Bad Apple is way better anyway.
 
2012-11-29 12:32:47 PM  

ChipNASA: YOU SUCK HIPSTER A-HOLES!!

[www.cityave.org image 300x283]


Five Guys has gone downhill a bit, but I agree, when it was young, it was incredible. Now, that broad is not aging well. It's no Shake Shack.
 
2012-11-29 12:33:39 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-29 12:33:54 PM  
As someone who has been to Holeman and Finch, allow me to offer my review of their burger.

/makes jerkoff motion
 
2012-11-29 12:33:56 PM  
Tuna sammich (while delicious) != burger!
 
2012-11-29 12:34:43 PM  
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.
 
2012-11-29 12:35:05 PM  
Them's fightin' words, subby.
 
2012-11-29 12:35:29 PM  
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.
 
2012-11-29 12:35:30 PM  
JACKSON HOLE >>> SHAKE SHACK

I'm a serious abouts NYC burgers
 
2012-11-29 12:35:33 PM  
As a resident of DC, please let me say "Where?" Followed by another "Where?" for Arlington, VA.

However, we are carpet bombed with Five Guys here, so it's all good. And yeah, quality has slacked a little, but it's still a damn fine burger.
 
2012-11-29 12:35:59 PM  
I wish these lists would include prices. I don't think a burger meal - however good - should require financing.
 
2012-11-29 12:36:33 PM  
That whole list seemed like Meh....and like subby said the #4 destroyed any credit that the author apparently had.
 
2012-11-29 12:36:46 PM  
In-N-Out has to be the most overrated burger I've ever had. Same with Five Guys fries. I'll take my local joints any day.
 
2012-11-29 12:36:47 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


That's what we lowbrow people refer to as a 'fish sandwich'.
 
2012-11-29 12:37:06 PM  
Wow. I put the over/under on an In-N-Out fanboy post at 8. I was over by 4.

/In-N-Out is slightly above average.
 
2012-11-29 12:37:07 PM  
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.

cravedfw.files.wordpress.com

/Not a hipster
 
2012-11-29 12:37:13 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.


I can vouch for this statement. They may not look like much but they are awesome. First place i eat when visiting that area.

Just look at the place.
Link
 
2012-11-29 12:37:15 PM  
as for fast food bugers, in and out is ok.. but its overrated.. smash burger is pretty good. I really like the burgers at Kelly's Roast Beef ( locations around Boston ) maybe just because i dont get to have them around here. They just put in a 5 guys down the road.. havent tried it yet, but its on my list of things to do.
 
2012-11-29 12:37:16 PM  

plewis: As a resident of DC, please let me say "Where?" Followed by another "Where?" for Arlington, VA.


Huh? Ray's is there.
 
2012-11-29 12:37:59 PM  
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
 
2012-11-29 12:38:20 PM  
My smoked gouda with bacon burger rules in my house.
 
2012-11-29 12:38:20 PM  
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".
 
2012-11-29 12:38:36 PM  
As they say, the lists fails without:

www.blimpyburger.com

and I dare you to talk on cellphone while waiting in line...
 
2012-11-29 12:38:48 PM  
How drunk I am factors immensely into what sort of burger I might enjoy at any given moment.
 
2012-11-29 12:39:25 PM  
Hodad's, San Diego. Bring a windbreaker for a grease shield.
 
2012-11-29 12:39:41 PM  

roc6783: Also missing, Big Kahuna Burger.


Now that's a tasty burger. But you defiantly need a beverage to wash it down. It will hit the spot.
 
2012-11-29 12:39:45 PM  

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: In-N-Out has to be the most overrated burger I've ever had


i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-29 12:39:55 PM  
List fails miserably without Bailey's Range. Plus restaurant-made ice cream and boozy shakes. Just magnificent.
 
2012-11-29 12:40:06 PM  
Five Guys has a decent burger, but it's on a pathetic bun. The fries are tasty goodness though.
 
2012-11-29 12:40:08 PM  
+1 for Gott's Roadside. Everything there is freakin' awesome.

The Shake Shack had alright burgers. Their shakes were amazing.
 
2012-11-29 12:40:09 PM  

Nogale: I wish these lists would include prices. I don't think a burger meal - however good - should require financing.


Don't go to the Spotted Pig then. I did have the burger there about 3 years ago and it was very good, but it cost about $20 if memory serves.
 
2012-11-29 12:40:25 PM  
Can't speak for the non-Boston ones, but Green Street burgers? Awesome! Craigie on Main? Meh at best.
 
2012-11-29 12:40:58 PM  
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
 
2012-11-29 12:41:13 PM  

Banned on the Run: /In-N-Out is slightly above average.


This. Hell Fuddruckers has better burgers.
 
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!!

[www.cityave.org image 300x283]


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.

.
 
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.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
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.

[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 600x341]


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  
farm5.static.flickr.com
(pops)
 
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.
 
2012-11-29 01:00:10 PM  
This list fails without:

img.apartmenthl.com

The Vortex Bar & Grill
 
2012-11-29 01:00:38 PM  

ChipNASA: YOU SUCK HIPSTER A-HOLES!!

[www.cityave.org image 300x283]


Thank god someone posted this. I have eaten at most of the places on this list and, by far, 5 Guys is better than all of these (and way cheaper). I can think of a few places that are slightly better than 5 Guys, but the consistency of quality and service is there.  Having not eaten at In-n-Out in a number of years and recently having it again, it was a HUGE disappointment.
 
2012-11-29 01:01:01 PM  
No love for Dick's in Seattle.
 
2012-11-29 01:02:40 PM  
Perini Ranch

..haven't thought about that place in ages. When I lived in Abilene my folks would take us there just about every two weeks - it's the real deal. It almost made living in that wasteland tolerable. 

/if you're ever in the area, try to make it during one of these or during this.
 
2012-11-29 01:04:27 PM  
Foster's Grille, though it has gotten more and more expensive. Wings are tight, though.
 
2012-11-29 01:05:02 PM  

Perducci: "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.


They lifted most of the restrictions but most Kobe in the US is still Wangyu.
 
2012-11-29 01:05:14 PM  

Butthurted: 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,


The only thing I like about Louis' is that it's open after the bars close. Ted's was vile. Never been to Goldburger.
 
2012-11-29 01:05:42 PM  
Diablo Burger - Flagstaff, AZ
 
2012-11-29 01:05:42 PM  
There should really be two different lists for upscale places that serve burgers and fast food joints. They aren't doing the same thing.
 
2012-11-29 01:05:52 PM  

kona: What he said!

www.foodandwine.com

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


I'd have brought in my own.....

www.heinz.com

DO NOT TELL ME WHAT TO EAT ON MY BURGER A$$HOLES.
 
2012-11-29 01:06:42 PM  

Saborlas: 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?


At Joe's Cable Car (which SHOULD be on that list) the owner will give you crap if you put ketchup on the burgers.
 
2012-11-29 01:06:55 PM  
If I go to Pete Lugar's I'm getting a farkin ribeye not a hamburger.
 
2012-11-29 01:09:24 PM  
Juicy Lucy. That is all.

/yes the cheese is inside the burger.
 
2012-11-29 01:09:29 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: DannyJunior


This. It's unchewable and pulls out of the burger when you bite into it. I hate that shiat.

Yeah, I know, First World Problems.
 
2012-11-29 01:11:37 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".


Came here to say this. All the burger joints listed aren't anywhere near where prime cattle is raised. Epic, epic fail.
 
2012-11-29 01:12:04 PM  

ChipNASA: YOU SUCK HIPSTER A-HOLES!!

[www.cityave.org image 300x283]


Five Guys burgers are burnt. You might as well get McDonald's. Great toppings, great fries, but a burger must be pink to be great.
 
2012-11-29 01:12:32 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


Ahem, #12 was Dyer's in Memphis

/best burger evar!
 
2012-11-29 01:12:40 PM  
Juicy Lucy. That is all. 

wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2012-11-29 01:13:04 PM  

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.

[cravedfw.files.wordpress.com image 499x333]

/Not a hipster


I've been to twisted root but never saw that on the menu, is it a special order item?
 
2012-11-29 01:14:19 PM  

Freudian_slipknot: naughtyrev: Nice to see that one of the ones on there (Custom House in Chicago) is closed. Way to be timely, list.

Bad Apple is way better anyway.


I gotta go with Kuma's.
 
2012-11-29 01:15:26 PM  

Nightsweat: ChipNASA: YOU SUCK HIPSTER A-HOLES!!

[www.cityave.org image 300x283]

Five Guys burgers are burnt. You might as well get McDonald's. Great toppings, great fries, but a burger must be pink to be great.


I do like 5 guys but yes, well done it's not the best burger I've ever had.

farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2012-11-29 01:16:41 PM  
Foofy, over-thought hipster shiat, most of these. I would bother with maybe three of them: Louis', Ray's, and Shake Shack on a rough day. Was never impressed with In-And-Out, haven't been to the ones down south, and all the art-food "burgers" can go fark themselves. Reminds me of the $5000 burger in a casino in St. Louis. Who the fark eats these things?

And seared ahi is a sandwich of some kind. It is not a burger. I barely recognize turkeyburgers as burgers. Fish can get their own farking list.
 
2012-11-29 01:17:33 PM  
This is where to go. Period.

cdn3.gbot.me
 
2012-11-29 01:17:39 PM  
I can't believe B-Spot made it on the list. Good burger, great $10 chocolate shakes
 
2012-11-29 01:18:27 PM  

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 ;-).
 
2012-11-29 01:19:52 PM  

naughtyrev: Freudian_slipknot: naughtyrev: Nice to see that one of the ones on there (Custom House in Chicago) is closed. Way to be timely, list.

Bad Apple is way better anyway.

I gotta go with Kuma's.


Kuma is just not worth the wait. Burger Bar or Bad Apple are just about as good without having to kill an hour waiting for a table.
 
2012-11-29 01:20:57 PM  
On another note: I will never eat at In-an-Out Burger again
John3:16
Proverbs 3:5
Revelation 3:20
Nahum 1:7
Proverbs 24:6
 
2012-11-29 01:21:48 PM  
If you're in the greater Chicagoland area the "Elmwood Park" burger at Burger Boss on North Avenue in Elmwood Park is pretty outstanding. Of course you have to ignore that you're next door to the best Italian Beef place in the area (Johnny's) to eat at Burger Boss...

The chain that gets ignored is the Counter. They are a little fussy but you can get a good burger there.
 
2012-11-29 01:22:13 PM  

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....

[i865.photobucket.com image 850x701]


Wait, WTF is that can at upper left in that image????
 
2012-11-29 01:22:56 PM  
Pick Quick
Frisco Freeze
Dick's
Scaleburger

I'm always up for a decent roadside burger stand...so you winos can take your hoity toity arugula and stuff it
 
2012-11-29 01:24:10 PM  

freewill: ChipNASA: YOU SUCK HIPSTER A-HOLES!!

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Five Guys has gone downhill a bit, but I agree, when it was young, it was incredible. Now, that broad is not aging well. It's no Shake Shack.


The trouble with franchising - tends to water down the product. Moby Dick's House of Kabobs is going down the same route - used to be pretty good (not great, but good), now the McD's of Persian food.
 
2012-11-29 01:24:30 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.


Don't you mean
Steamed Hams?
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-29 01:24:39 PM  
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:

www.bestofneworleans.com

i254.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-29 01:25:11 PM  
Wenchiepoo's burger recipe

1 pound of ground bison
1 pound ground pork (pastured)
1 pound bacon
1 egg

Grind together in food processor, makes 1 meatloaf, 8-12 burgers, or 36-42 meatballs.

As burgers, serve with red onion, aged cheddar, and Silver Spring horseradish mustard on your choice of bread.
 
2012-11-29 01:25:21 PM  
dlnqnt.com

It's a hamburger made out of meat on a bun with nothing. Add ketchup if you want, I couldn't care less. 

/that's a pretty good recipe. Sometimes I add egg, bread crumbs, roasted garlic, Worcestershire, etc., but I feel dirty. Or, too clean, perhaps
 
2012-11-29 01:27:19 PM  

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.


Word.

/wasn't lost
//fishing trip
///awesome burger
 
2012-11-29 01:27:23 PM  

bentley57: 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.


this is not true. in n out has never franchised.
 
2012-11-29 01:31:27 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:


When a place looks like that it either has the best food, or the worst food - never in between. Best to count the cars parked around it.

/old-timey traveler logic: On the road eat where the most 18-wheelers in the lot, In a city, eat with the most cop cars in the lot.
 
2012-11-29 01:31:35 PM  
Tore up a 5 Guys' bacon cheeseburger last night. Luckily, my local 5 Guys is family-owned and not a franchise. One of them can drop by at any time so I don't worry about it ever slipping. (A friend saw one of the owners there one night)
 
2012-11-29 01:32:57 PM  

TheTurtle:
And seared ahi is a sandwich of some kind. It is not a burger. I barely recognize turkeyburgers as burgers. Fish can get their own farking list.


So order the chicken fajitas instead.
 
2012-11-29 01:33:15 PM  
Chicago fail. Kuma's is easily #1 in town and country
 
2012-11-29 01:34:52 PM  

FlashHarry: smash burger. greasy but farking awesome.

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


Is that by St Mary's?
 
2012-11-29 01:35:56 PM  

Rindred: 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".

Came here to say this. All the burger joints listed aren't anywhere near where prime cattle is raised. Epic, epic fail.


You know, along about 1866 or so they started doing these things called "cattle drives".

Yep.

Seems that most cattle are raised way out in the sticks somewheres so the cowboys would round some up every now and then and take them to the nearest railroad and load em up and ship em off. They even made some movies about them. I think John Wayne was in one or two. As the years went by, refrigeration was invented and it wasn't too long before railroad cars had it too. Of course, they did use ice for a while but that's not the point here.
 
2012-11-29 01:37:14 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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This. PoC burgers are magnificent. Serving them with baked potatoes is bullshiat though.
 
2012-11-29 01:39:12 PM  
Miller's Bar is a great old school dive with the best burger I've ever had.
no menu - you can have a burger, or a cheese burger.
meat grinder is right next to the grill. simple perfection.
 
2012-11-29 01:39:21 PM  
The Country House in Geneva, Illinois. Best burger in the Fox Valley.

Bonus: In the cramped little bar area, they serve salted peanuts and you can throw the shells down on the floor if you want (just like bars in the South).
 
2012-11-29 01:41:00 PM  

RangerTaylor: Bartley's - Harvard Square, Cambrige MA. Just sayin'


Agreed. Best burger in the Boston area, and excellent onion rings. Though the lemonade has not been great in recent years. It used to be so tart that I swallowed my lips and half my chin.

As for NYC:
I haven't had it in a couple of years, but the burgers at Nebraska's Steahouse were excellent. Verrry freshly ground beef. Though it was the only thing besides the bartenders that was worth going there for.

I absolutely love Peter Luger's steaks, but their burger is just not that special. Similarly the hype for

For a large burger, Molly's Shebeen on 3rd Ave is very good. For a medium size, Pound & Pence downtown is good, and the fries/potato slices are great. For smaller burgers I really like Broome Street Bar.

For fast food 5 Guys isn't bad, and when hot, the Cajun fries are very good. But each 5 Guys is different. Consistency even just in the NYC area is poor. 34 St overcooks the burgers and under-seasons the fries, whereas the Hoboken one hits both dead on for a juicy burger and flavorful fries.

Shake Shack is good, and sometimes very good, but the fries can also be very hit-or-miss.

The Burger Joint is still tasty, but I'll admit the burger and fries both suffered when they got rid of the transfat. Whatever transfat IS, it is tasty, apparently.

Corner Bistro is good, but over-rated, and not worth waiting for. Go on an off time, and it's not bad.

Donovan's in Queens is always worth the trip.

P.J. Clarke's and JG Melon's are both aight, but nothing amazing. Love the JG Melon fries/potatoes though.
 
2012-11-29 01:42:21 PM  

deanis: Juicy Lucy. That is all. 

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Word. One of the best burgers I've ever had. Kenny's is a great place.
 
2012-11-29 01:43:10 PM  

das: Hell, almost every crossroad in America has a great burger joint!!!!


Not true for many places.

Here are some comments I wrote in the Fark thread In related news, Colorado Springs is in the midst of a burger war. with only stupid disagreement against my rants.

One

I've visited Colorado Springs several time and I must say "The food in Colorado Springs is generally awful".

And because the food is bad there the people living there think bad food is normal so they don't care.

99% of the restaurants are chains and your choices are between eating from a chain with under 10 restaurants or from one with over 100. There are independent restaurants but since most people there prefer chains the independents don't do too well even though they usually are as good or better than the chains. I haven't heard of any food scene there involving knowledgeable eaters seeking out the best of the independents.

So yes a burger war in Colorado Springs is a big deal - because that is the most interesting and exciting food thing happening there in that God forsaken desert of taste.


Two

Kar98: MemeSlave: Isn't Colorado full of vegan hippies anyway?

The Springs is evangelical fundie authoritah brahs all the way.

You forgot the huge number of military personnel, defense contractors, and retirees.

All of whom have a palate that ranks Denny's is a real treat as compared to McDonald's.


Three

Le Bomb Suprize: The only burger joint worth mentioning in COS is Conways Red Top.

Friction8r: Red Top also makes great burgers


You've got to be kidding me. Red Top may make the best burgers in COS but compared to most other places they suck, but that doesn't matter because folks in COS don't know better.

Red Top's gimmick, which must date from the 1960s and hasn't changed since, is to squish the patties really thin which makes them big enough to cover a salad plate. That means they are served on really big buns which appeals to the fattie "big eater" crowd which likes quantity in their meal. To make this tasteless fried to death piece of leather palatable they offer such 1960 options as "pizza style" where is gets a coating of tomato sauce and mozz cheese.

They don't even know how to make fries there. Yes they cut their own potatoes but you wind up with a pile of greasy limp fries that have been boiled in oil. They've never heard of double frying which is why most people prefer McDonalds.

It is really sad when you can have a serious argument about whether the "best local burger joint" is better or worse than McDonalds.
 
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2012-11-29 01:44:01 PM  

Ikam: This is where to go. Period.

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I'm surprised it took this long to come up, but yessireebob.
 
2012-11-29 01:44:27 PM  
No El Cap on the list = FAIL

St. Pete, FL

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
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.

[cravedfw.files.wordpress.com image 499x333]

/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  
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

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:

[www.foodandwine.com image 346x245]


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


www.picgifs.com
 
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  
1.bp.blogspot.com

"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....

[i865.photobucket.com image 850x701]

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:
i.ytimg.com 


//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  
www.cityknown.com
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  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
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.
 
2012-11-29 03:36:45 PM  
Mayo, Branston Pickle, Horseradish, Black Pepper, slice of Cheddar. I'm having one now.
 
2012-11-29 03:36:55 PM  
Every time one of these lists comes out it's pretty easy to see that they just took other people's lists and/or didn't do a very good job actually researching the burgers.


I've had about 1/2 of the burgers mentioned and 5 guys has a burger better than some in there. But none of those get into the same league as the burger at the Earle of Sandwich pub in Hilton Head.

The Earle of Sandwich won't make it into most of these lists because the owners aren't "Let's expand into a chain and have a million sites, lets triple the size of the place and add Earle Animatronics" types, they just have a nice little nothing fancy pub and make an amazing burger. You won't find a set of hipster burger mods with gold caviar, or a special spam and tofu dressing, just one of the best most delicious burgers on the planet.
 
2012-11-29 03:36:58 PM  
Try Habit Burger if you can. It's like In-n-Out, but more grown up. The fries are much better too.
 
2012-11-29 03:39:40 PM  
five guys is over priced and over rated... the best burger I have had was scotty p's in frisco texas, the preston trail burger is awesome. also a second place for me is scotty p's burgers in bedford tx these are great too.
 
2012-11-29 03:39:56 PM  

jackmalice: The fries are much better too.


That wouldn't be hard.
 
2012-11-29 03:48:26 PM  
If you find yourself near Sedalia, Mo, stop in at the (relocated) Wheel inn and
try a Goober burger.....just like a regular one, but they add a dollop of warm
peanut butter. Best one I've ever had. Just wish I didn't live 3 hours away.

Link
 
2012-11-29 03:56:00 PM  

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


Louis' Lunch is awesome. From their website:

"Thank you to The Travel Channel for choosing Louis' Lunch as The Tastiest Place to Chowdown in America as well as The Tastiest Burger. "

It's also about as close as you can get to a 19th-century lunch counter nowadays:

www.louislunch.com
 
2012-11-29 04:01:07 PM  
i can haz animal style??

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-11-29 04:03:30 PM  
bookmark - always good to have recommendations to make travel less of a pain!
 
2012-11-29 04:04:13 PM  
In-N-out is a decent burger, but it does not belong on that list, especially because the fries are inedible. The list is clearly NY focused and misses anything that is somewhat new to the scene. One of the best burgers I have had lately is Doghaus in Pasadena. Awesome burgers and Kings Hawaiian bread buns give the perfect sweet-savory mix. Plus their fries are yummy! http://www.doghausdogs.com/
 
2012-11-29 04:15:46 PM  

freewill: 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.


Five Guys is hit and miss. There are Five Guys joints that make litereally the best tasting food this side of fast, and there are those which are literally inedible. First time I had Five Guys, I thought it was just awful. A friend told me I had merely gone to the wrong place. Try the one just up the way, he said. It was astoundingly better.

That chain needs to get some QC training stat, cause some of their joints just suck when it comes to food prep.
 
2012-11-29 04:27:18 PM  

Blitzer: Signature of Mark Murphy, the current CEO/President of the Green Bay Packers.


Coming from the president of a team named after meat packers, I'd say this endorsement carries quite a bit of weight.
 
2012-11-29 04:29:46 PM  
Le Tub in Hollywood Beach Florida makes the best burger I have had.
 
2012-11-29 04:30:28 PM  
Reminds me of an email forward my dad sent me recently. Seems like it makes the rounds after every disaster:

Link

I can understand the trepidation with giving organizations money because you don't know where it's going, but I never understood the complaint of the CEO having a substantial salary. In the case of the Red Cross you're dealing with a billion dollar worldwide organization. Shouldn't the CEO be compensated commensurately?

And according to another fun recent email forward Canada has found the cure for cancer but no one will invest in it because it's not profitable.
 
2012-11-29 04:31:07 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Reminds me of an email forward my dad sent me recently. Seems like it makes the rounds after every disaster:

Link

I can understand the trepidation with giving organizations money because you don't know where it's going, but I never understood the complaint of the CEO having a substantial salary. In the case of the Red Cross you're dealing with a billion dollar worldwide organization. Shouldn't the CEO be compensated commensurately?

And according to another fun recent email forward Canada has found the cure for cancer but no one will invest in it because it's not profitable.


Ah crap. First time I've done this.
 
2012-11-29 04:37:58 PM  

kernunrex: As they say, the lists fails without:

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


Damn right. Quint with cheddar, bacon & egg, and hot peppers (on the grill). Papa fries.
 
2012-11-29 04:45:14 PM  
FTFA:
Dearborn, MI: Miller's Bar

Oh Fark yes! I can't believe they are still open! My wife and I used to go there all the time when we were dating. I always scheduled my flights so I could stop by Miller's on my way to Metro airport.
 
2012-11-29 04:45:48 PM  
pfft. new york city? get a rope

or go to louie m's in omaha or stella's in bellevue, nebraska. you know....where beef comes from. who's got the beef? we got the beef

blogs.midcosn.com
 
2012-11-29 04:50:53 PM  

RangerTaylor: Bartley's


That place is good? Damn, I worked a few blocks down Mass Ave from them for years and never tried the place. And 90% of the people I worked with were either from Harvard or MIT. No one ever suggested it.
 
2012-11-29 04:51:26 PM  

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: In-N-Out has to be the most overrated burger I've ever had. Same with Five Guys fries. I'll take my local joints any day.


AMEN!

Backyard burger is the best fast food burger I've had, even then I'll take the burger joint down the street over it. When quality takes front seat over mass standardization it just tastes better.

Also Five Guys cheeseburger has 840 calories, 26.5 grams of saturated fat, and 1050mg of sodium. Hmmm I wonder why people think it tastes good (*hint* it's the huge amount of fat and salt). You could have two In-and-Out cheeseburgers for that with less saturated fat (of course it still has fark tons of salt).

farm6.staticflickr.com
what 1000 mg of sodium looks like
 
2012-11-29 04:53:25 PM  

RoyHobbs22: 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.


Luger is primarily cash only (they have their own CC, and now take debit cards, though they'll make you go up to the reception area to type in the pin), but Wolfgang's takes credit cards.

I should add that the burger at Keen's Steakhouse is not bad, especially when enjoyed in their bar area, which is a throw-back to about 80 years ago. The steaks, and (supposedly famous) mutton, are meh.
 
2012-11-29 04:56:17 PM  

Miltroit: Miller's Bar is a great old school dive with the best burger I've ever had.
no menu - you can have a burger, or a cheese burger.
meat grinder is right next to the grill. simple perfection.


glad to see another Miller's fan!
 
2012-11-29 04:58:09 PM  

Johnny Bananapeel: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 424x204]

"Dwayne had a hamburger and French fries and a Coke at his newest Burger Chef


Now, no Burger Chefs any more...
 
2012-11-29 04:59:42 PM  

trappedspirit: 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?


Protocol, man, protocol... (link goes to Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives double segment on Blimpie Burger)
 
2012-11-29 05:00:54 PM  

casual disregard: Five Guys is hit and miss. There are Five Guys joints that make litereally the best tasting food this side of fast, and there are those which are literally inedible. First time I had Five Guys, I thought it was just awful. A friend told me I had merely gone to the wrong place. Try the one just up the way, he said. It was astoundingly better.


Above I mentioned what I disliked the 1 time I tried 5 guys which is not a matter of quality control but seems more corporate policy.

1. They are out to capture the fattie market with portion sizes that make big eaters eating huge amounts feel normal.

2. Their buns are squishy soft and sweetened because their target market will eat more of soft sweet things.

I doubt portion size and bread style is under control of an individual outlet.
 
2012-11-29 05:02:50 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Reminds me of an email forward my dad sent me recently. Seems like it makes the rounds after every disaster:

Link

I can understand the trepidation with giving organizations money because you don't know where it's going, but I never understood the complaint of the CEO having a substantial salary. In the case of the Red Cross you're dealing with a billion dollar worldwide organization. Shouldn't the CEO be compensated commensurately?

And according to another fun recent email forward Canada has found the cure for cancer but no one will invest in it because it's not profitable.

Ah crap. First time I've done this.


You should send the Red Cross some burgers.
 
2012-11-29 05:04:14 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: 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.


Tommy's is like beer: You aren't going to enjoy it the first time. Nor the second time, but it won't be as bad. Around the fourth time, you realize, "This is kinda good." The sixth time, "This is really good."

But, be prepared. You are going to have some off the nastiest shiats you've ever produced until your body adapts.

I need to stop at one next time I'm in California, damned be the consequences to the hotel toilet...
 
2012-11-29 05:09:26 PM  
Any Boston farkers try the lamb burger at Watch City Brewing Co? That's my favorite burger in the Boston area. Though the kids would pick Casey's in Natick.
 
2012-11-29 05:20:49 PM  
Left out the Meers burger in Meers Oklahoma,comes on a pie tin, it's that big,

fresh longhorn beef,guy raises his own.

Place is real funky looking inside and out.
 
2012-11-29 05:37:44 PM  
meh. It's a farking hamburger. 95% of that list you could make at home with a small shopping list and a little effort.
 
2012-11-29 05:40:35 PM  

HairBolus: casual disregard: Five Guys is hit and miss. There are Five Guys joints that make litereally the best tasting food this side of fast, and there are those which are literally inedible. First time I had Five Guys, I thought it was just awful. A friend told me I had merely gone to the wrong place. Try the one just up the way, he said. It was astoundingly better.

Above I mentioned what I disliked the 1 time I tried 5 guys which is not a matter of quality control but seems more corporate policy.

1. They are out to capture the fattie market with portion sizes that make big eaters eating huge amounts feel normal.

2. Their buns are squishy soft and sweetened because their target market will eat more of soft sweet things.

I doubt portion size and bread style is under control of an individual outlet.


I think that's the first time where a farker referred to his own comment with a hyperlink to his own comment. That makes me feel weird.

No lie about the portions, they're way too big. The "small" burger is a regular burger with a big-ass bun.

And I have the SOP on how to serve Five Guys Fries:

1) Cook fries.
2) Pour fries into cup.
3) Place cup in bag.
4) Dump a pound of extra fries into bag.

It ain't no Braun's. But it'll do.

/btw - Braun's has the best burgers in the universe
 
2012-11-29 05:48:32 PM  
My local Gator's Dockside is better than half that shiat in the article.
 
2012-11-29 05:56:22 PM  

TheTurtle: 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


You must have lived in Rochester... I would KILL for a Schallers.
 
2012-11-29 05:59:16 PM  
Sorry, but that list was too "big city" biased, and too many damn fancy burgers.

I would love a Schallers:
www.nystyledeli.com

And I live close to Mihm's, but really can only handle one of their butter burgers per year:

s3.amazonaws.com 

Good god, I am hungry now.
 
2012-11-29 06:05:23 PM  
So long as the Thurman Café in Columbus is still open, B-spot isn't even close to being the best burger in the state of Ohio.
 
2012-11-29 06:10:55 PM  
Farkin' pics are makin' me crave a burger...
I noticed that none of the burgers on the list claimed Kobe beef (one did claim Kobe-style beef), even though Food and Wine said they were importing it from Japan. Idiots at F&W magazine should know that Kobe beef cannot be found anywhere in the US.
 
2012-11-29 06:32:51 PM  

Toddicusrex: Farkin' pics are makin' me crave a burger...
I noticed that none of the burgers on the list claimed Kobe beef (one did claim Kobe-style beef), even though Food and Wine said they were importing it from Japan. Idiots at F&W magazine should know that Kobe beef cannot be found anywhere in the US.


There is a steakhouse in NYC that has it now and one can tell it's the real deal because the steaks cost $300.
 
2012-11-29 06:37:06 PM  
Lists always fail when they use too large an area. Every town of any size probably has at least one place with a great burger. Most of these are small local places that will never be visited by food critics who make up lists like these.List should say "best burgers of trendy places we have visited"
 
2012-11-29 06:47:07 PM  
until you've had a burger with wagyu patties you will never know what you're missing.
 
2012-11-29 07:04:54 PM  

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....

[i865.photobucket.com image 850x701]


I notice that you said "meat" rather than "beef" and I also notice that there is a can of cat food in the background. Do not want.
 
2012-11-29 07:08:18 PM  

flucto: Toddicusrex: Farkin' pics are makin' me crave a burger...
I noticed that none of the burgers on the list claimed Kobe beef (one did claim Kobe-style beef), even though Food and Wine said they were importing it from Japan. Idiots at F&W magazine should know that Kobe beef cannot be found anywhere in the US.

There is a steakhouse in NYC that has it now and one can tell it's the real deal because the steaks cost $300.


is kobe really much better than waygu? I mean, isn't waygu from kobe ancestry, raised in the kobe style. just, not in japan?

oh well, i like waygu. but a waygu burger just feels like cheating.

there are all sorts of different kinds of cows (with all sorts of different parts), and they all have their place on the menu. taking the best and not giving it the proper respect is kind of sinful.
 
2012-11-29 07:12:26 PM  
If it ain't a pound of juicy beefy goodness it ain't Nick's Tavern in Lemont, IL.
 
2012-11-29 07:14:36 PM  
two chicago area places on the list, both are inferior to (in no particular order)

Kuma's
Chub-a dub- flub's
Paradise Pup
Praire Grass
charlie beinlich's
Illinois Bar and Grill
and many more....
 
2012-11-29 07:19:10 PM  
In the Omaha area:
Dinkers
Barley corn (the kitchen sink is one hell of a meal, and a great beer selection to boot)
Stellas

Smashburger is ok, but doesn't hold a candle to the three above
 
2012-11-29 07:20:16 PM  

RoyHobbs22:
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.


The pretezel bun at Plan be is good, but I'm still going to have to say Goldburgers beats them hands down every time.
 
2012-11-29 07:44:39 PM  
I know farkers like to see their ground meat medium/medium rare, like it's a steak, but I don't. It's not filet, you're not savoring the texture and flavor of ground meat by having it cooked that way. That said, it's easy to understand the horror of having a dry burger. If you're going to a fast food joint, it's probably going to be dry. If you cook them at home, it's not difficult at all to have a juicy, well done burger, even on the stovetop.

Brown it on one side, brown it on the other until it looks cooked. Let it sit for 5 minutes and garnish with your ketchup, mayonnaise, and american cheese. Perfectly cooked, juicy, and tasty.

I've done this dozens of times for friends who swore they only ordered burgers medium/medium rare just to prove a point. Granted, if you're ordering a burger somewhere and they give you an option on doneness, it'shiat and miss. But you make a perfectly juicy well done burger at home.
 
2012-11-29 07:47:42 PM  

kona: [aht.seriouseats.com image 850x639]


Haven't been there in years.Line out the door and into the street.
Yep.
 
2012-11-29 08:23:30 PM  

StickyBunBandit: Left out the Meers burger in Meers Oklahoma,comes on a pie tin, it's that big,


Why do people confuse large quantities of food with "good food" or quality?

// you sound fat
 
2012-11-29 09:21:24 PM  

James!: Benevolent Misanthrope: James!: I have never been excited about Shake Shack.  I don't get what people see in that burger.

On the other hand, I would kill for an In-N-Out to open in Tacoma.

/Double-double-animal-style-fries-well-done, biatches!

I'm also not a fan of In-N-Out.  Thin patties all cooked medium well do not get my dick hard.


So, what burger does tickle your fancy O Great and Mighty One?
 
2012-11-29 10:03:42 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: James!: Benevolent Misanthrope: James!: I have never been excited about Shake Shack.  I don't get what people see in that burger.

On the other hand, I would kill for an In-N-Out to open in Tacoma.

/Double-double-animal-style-fries-well-done, biatches!

I'm also not a fan of In-N-Out.  Thin patties all cooked medium well do not get my dick hard.

So, what burger does tickle your fancy O Great and Mighty One?


Spotted Pig.
 
2012-11-29 10:03:52 PM  
Millers Bar in Dearborn--Their burgers are fantastic--Kudos for making the list!!
 
2012-11-29 10:31:07 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: 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.


KierzanDax: Since we're doing burger porn...

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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...)


I was gonna say, it seems pretty ridiculous to me that there are so many burgers from NYC and none from Philly (which Travel Channel ranked as the 2nd best burger city in the country). I haven't tried the NYC burgers, but it would be very difficult for me to believe they're all better than Village Whiskey's burger.

I loved the Good Dog burger when I had it a couple years ago, but I've had more than a handful of friends tell me it's gone downhill significantly in the past year. Still, are all those NYC places better than Good Dog, Rouge (another classic that's gone a bit downhill, but I still think it's really good), Butcher & Singer, and Pub & Kitchen?
 
2012-11-29 11:53:49 PM  
Farm Burger for the win!
 
2012-11-30 10:02:13 AM  

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

DESTROYS In-n-Out


were you drunk, high or trolling when you wrote that?
 
2012-11-30 11:42:35 AM  

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

DESTROYS In-n-Out

were you drunk, high or trolling when you wrote that?


Apparently they've gone downhill. I havent had it in over 10 years. But In-nOut blows
 
2012-11-30 11:50:02 AM  

nein: I haven't tried the NYC burgers, but it would be very difficult for me to believe they're all better than Village Whiskey's burger.


I've been dying to try a burger from Village Whiskey's since it's the "hot" burger now. I still haven't made it to Royal Tavern, a previous holder of the hot burger title.
 
2012-11-30 12:16:13 PM  

deanis: Juicy Lucy. That is all. 

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MN original Juicy Lucy hands down.
 
2012-11-30 01:33:08 PM  

pedobearapproved: Matrix Flavored Wasabi: In-N-Out has to be the most overrated burger I've ever had. Same with Five Guys fries. I'll take my local joints any day.

AMEN!

Backyard burger is the best fast food burger I've had, even then I'll take the burger joint down the street over it. When quality takes front seat over mass standardization it just tastes better.

Also Five Guys cheeseburger has 840 calories, 26.5 grams of saturated fat, and 1050mg of sodium. Hmmm I wonder why people think it tastes good (*hint* it's the huge amount of fat and salt). You could have two In-and-Out cheeseburgers for that with less saturated fat (of course it still has fark tons of salt).

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what 1000 mg of sodium looks like


saturated fat is actually good for u.
do some research
 
2012-11-30 04:42:32 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: saturated fat is actually good for u.
do some research


It's not recommended for any human alive to eat 26.5 grams of saturated fat in a day, let alone in one meal. Even the most active men are told to keep it under about 22 grams.

Water's good for you too, but if you leave your head in a bucket of it long enough you'll suffer an adverse health condition.

Do some research.
 
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