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2014-07-31 10:14:01 AM  
No.  We've reached Twin Peaks burger...

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2014-07-31 10:21:14 AM  
Not until a veggie burger comes around that is as tasty and juicy as its beefy counterpart.
 
2014-07-31 10:21:31 AM  
I click on the link...and am instantly greeted by a picture that has ruined my life.

Thanks a lot, subjerk.
 
2014-07-31 10:34:13 AM  
burger, you say?
forgottenfilmcast.files.wordpress.com

here's an Iron Box twin served up hot!
 
2014-07-31 11:29:54 AM  
Well, reading THAT space-filler was a waste of time. Thanks, Obama!
 
2014-07-31 11:30:01 AM  
Some hairy armed guy has...

blogs.houstonpress.com

Yes those are jalapeenies on that burger.
 
2014-07-31 11:30:08 AM  
Peak burger was reached when this came out.

upload.wikimedia.org

"We reserve the right to refuse service to assholes like you."
 
2014-07-31 11:30:33 AM  
Salt, pepper, maybe some garlic powder, cheese, bacon if you feel like it.

NO MORE.
 
2014-07-31 11:31:47 AM  

bdub77: Not until a veggie burger comes around that is as tasty and juicy as its beefy counterpart.


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

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2014-07-31 11:31:52 AM  

CruJones: Salt, pepper, maybe some garlic powder, cheese, bacon if you feel like it.

NO MORE.


This.  These triple patty seventeen topping burgers are disgusting looking and probably impossible to eat.
 
2014-07-31 11:32:21 AM  

popdust.com


it feels like one of the crickets....


made it through!

 
2014-07-31 11:33:19 AM  

CruJones: Salt, pepper, maybe some garlic powder, cheese, bacon if you feel like it.

NO MORE.


Onions gotta have onions
 
2014-07-31 11:33:38 AM  
"Fetishization"?  Really?  I think I see the problem.  The burger's supposed to go in your mouth.
 
2014-07-31 11:33:51 AM  
Nothing beats an 80/20 burger on a good roll with mayo, fresh tomato, a couple slices of good bacon and bib lettuce... accompanied by corn on the cob and a good potato or macaroni salad.... it would be my last meal.

As far as throwing other junk on it.. forget about it.
 
2014-07-31 11:35:12 AM  
You expect comfort food out of the Midwest, and a burger is a vehicle for people to try something more adventurous

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the point of "comfort food" specifically to NOT be adventurous?
 
2014-07-31 11:35:18 AM  
I was in Five Guys yesterday for an hour at lunch and I saw about 25 customers.  I'd say we're pretty much there.  There are way too many places to get a burger.
 
2014-07-31 11:35:32 AM  

stuhayes2010: CruJones: Salt, pepper, maybe some garlic powder, cheese, bacon if you feel like it.

NO MORE.

This.  These triple patty seventeen topping burgers are disgusting looking and probably impossible to eat.


Yep!  Nothing turns off my burger enjoyment switch like a soggy mess.  You can even add chili to the list of things that a burger should never touch on a bun.  If I wanted to eat soggy bread, I'd buy a French Dip.  Even then, the sandwich only touches liquid for mere seconds before I put it in my face hole and start crafting a turd out of it.
 
2014-07-31 11:36:28 AM  
We went to the DC burger bash a couple weeks ago and it was great.  Some were pretty much normal burgers with just a couple touches, and some were totally out there.  The out there ones were hit or miss but we really liked one or two.  I tend to be a fan of moderately zinged up ones but not too crazy.  At home I definitely like to doctor up the beef before I make the patties though.
 
2014-07-31 11:37:50 AM  
I think the only area left to explore more intensely is meat selection and blending. I, myself am gravitating to a beef, pork, salmon blend, with various spices.
 
2014-07-31 11:38:41 AM  

CruJones: Salt, pepper, maybe some garlic powder, cheese, bacon if you feel like it.

NO MORE.


Wrong. Minimum standard burger includes, in order, toasted bun, mustard, ketchup, onions, dill pickle slices, patty, tomato, mayonnaise, toasted bun. Cheese, bacon and lettuce are optional.

When I was a little kid, I built a burger that way, and got two bites in before I realized I'd skipped the patty.
 
2014-07-31 11:39:06 AM  

CruJones: Salt, pepper, maybe some garlic powder, cheese, bacon if you feel like it.

NO MORE.


How about less? If it's straight off a charcoal grill, I don't need anything else but a bun.
 
2014-07-31 11:39:30 AM  
Guy in TFA has it right about the "ultimate blank slate". The definitive ingredients (bread, ground meat) are so simple that it can be taken in a zillion different directions. Same reason people keep coming up with weird pizza toppings (bread, some kinda sauce, cheese) and deep-frying everything (bready coating).

It may cease to be the giant fad it is right now, but I don't think people will ever quit experimenting with it now that the concept of "burgers with stuff" has been introduced to the public mind.

I agree a classic's hard to beat (cheddar, onions, lettuce, dab o' mayo, tomato is permissible but I'm not a fan) -- but I also enjoy a lot of the faux-gourmet farkery. Mushroom swiss, crispy onions and BBQ sauce, bacon and fried egg... yes please.
 
2014-07-31 11:40:08 AM  
Just an OE egg and some blu cheese, once that yolk breaks and gets with the blu, velvety rich magic happens.
 
2014-07-31 11:41:05 AM  
You know what sounds disgusting but is actually pretty good for a low-quality burger? That sub-shaped one from Burger King with barbecue sauce and onion rings on it.
 
2014-07-31 11:42:06 AM  
Sometimes I like my burger with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion and mayo. Other times I was beef, cheese, bacon and a fried egg. Other times I want a patty melt, or an A-1 burger, or a mushroom swiss burger. I don't want stuff like duck liver or habanero peppers on my burgers, but it doesn't offend me if someone else does.
 
2014-07-31 11:45:12 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Some hairy armed guy has...

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Yes those are jalapeenies on that burger.


I have no issue with the peppers but wtf is the lumpy brown shiat on the bottom?
 
2014-07-31 11:45:30 AM  
As long as there is a man, somewhere, who looks at a dim sum bun and says "That would hold a beef patty and I can add napa kim chee to it," there will be more burgers.

When a man, stranded and dying in the deepest Amazon, takes his last piece of flatbread and says "This would have made a great burger if I had some cow to go in the middle of it" there will be more burgers.

And if... when man journeys to the distant stars and lands on a planet.  And he bravely walks up to the started aliens and says to one: "You would look great on a toasted wheat bun with the standard garden treatment" there will be more burgers.
 
2014-07-31 11:48:01 AM  
I was at a resort last weekend and they had a $16 burger on the menu.

Needless to say, I went elsewhere for nourishment.
 
2014-07-31 11:49:48 AM  
I'm a fan of the venison burger. Venison is very lean (think 98% lean). You might say to yourself, "But NoGods, won't that get very dry when you grill it?"  I add olive oil, some shredded cheddar cheese and a little black pepper. It doesn't overpower the venison and is much healthier than the beef fat you get in your 80/20 hamburger. Pre-cooked weight of the patties is 1/3 of a pound because if that's too much you aren't really hungry.
 
2014-07-31 11:50:56 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I was in Five Guys yesterday for an hour at lunch and I saw about 25 customers.  I'd say we're pretty much there.  There are way too many places to get a burger.


Yeah, but even with that there's a constant line being walked where you want something that isn't overtly terrible (McDonald's) or over-complicated and you feel like a knob for just wanting something simpe.

...hence Five Guys.
 
2014-07-31 11:51:32 AM  

NoGods: I'm a fan of the venison burger. Venison is very lean (think 98% lean). You might say to yourself, "But NoGods, won't that get very dry when you grill it?"  I add olive oil, some shredded cheddar cheese and a little black pepper. It doesn't overpower the venison and is much healthier than the beef fat you get in your 80/20 hamburger. Pre-cooked weight of the patties is 1/3 of a pound because if that's too much you aren't really hungry.


I've pretty much quit buying ground beef in favor of bison. It's lean, but has a lot more flavor than lean ground beef. And it doesn't cost much more than comparable quality hamburger.
 
2014-07-31 11:55:18 AM  
Please subby, some people are trying to eat lunch here.  That was an awful, awful pic in the article.  Still trying to wash the taste of bile out of my mouth.
 
2014-07-31 11:58:01 AM  
I'm hoping we've reached Peak Use of the Word "Peak" to Indicate Cultural Saturation.
 
2014-07-31 11:58:31 AM  

SuperChuck: CruJones: Salt, pepper, maybe some garlic powder, cheese, bacon if you feel like it.

NO MORE.

How about less? If it's straight off a charcoal grill, I don't need anything else but a bun.


This.

Except I add ketchup...always and only ketchup.  Cheese if you have to but no need for it really.
 
2014-07-31 11:58:48 AM  
In the Seattle area the bottom rung big chain places like McD, BK, and Wendy's  have been closing since the mid 90's.  they have been replaced by Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and japanese fast food.   When those fail they get replaced by Fly By Night insurance/payday loan companies.

the burger places are facing crushing competition from each other, and burger joints with a slightly better product.

why buy bland boiled paste flavored McD when you can get a 5 Guy's burger?
 
2014-07-31 12:00:13 PM  

LazyMedia: NoGods: I'm a fan of the venison burger. Venison is very lean (think 98% lean). You might say to yourself, "But NoGods, won't that get very dry when you grill it?"  I add olive oil, some shredded cheddar cheese and a little black pepper. It doesn't overpower the venison and is much healthier than the beef fat you get in your 80/20 hamburger. Pre-cooked weight of the patties is 1/3 of a pound because if that's too much you aren't really hungry.

I've pretty much quit buying ground beef in favor of bison. It's lean, but has a lot more flavor than lean ground beef. And it doesn't cost much more than comparable quality hamburger.


I still have quite a bit of venison left over from deer season. I need to eat that up before fall.
 
2014-07-31 12:10:42 PM  
I put my attention on the patty itself, and keep condiments to a minimum.

Mix in some ground pepper into the meat, and a little garlic or onion (powder will do)

Form into THICK patties, then grill or pan-fry till crunchy (almost black) on the outside and hopefully slighty pink inside.

Squishing the juice out with the spatula while cooking is FORBIDDEN
 
2014-07-31 12:10:50 PM  

Solty Dog: Peak burger was reached when this came out.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 480x672]

"We reserve the right to refuse service to assholes like you."


Meatballs was the superior film. However, I am partial to the Hispanic adult film, Tacos.
 
2014-07-31 12:17:52 PM  

SuperChuck: CruJones: Salt, pepper, maybe some garlic powder, cheese, bacon if you feel like it.

NO MORE.

How about less? If it's straight off a charcoal grill, I don't need anything else but a bun.


I still think salt and pepper are needed in the burger patty, but I'm ok with just meat and bread.  I'm  a plain and dry guy, I eat mine with bread, meat and cheese only, but I'm ok if you don't need cheese.

Condiments are for hiding a poor burger.
 
2014-07-31 12:21:28 PM  
Burgers are not hard to make. Anyone on a quest for the "best burger" is a moron. Your local greasy spoon or mom-n-pop burger joint likely has a better burger than any chain. The deli downstairs has a better burger than the $14 organic one three train stops away. Fortunately this is what Cook Out does right.

pdfoodie.com
 
2014-07-31 12:22:49 PM  
My parents live near LAX, and on Sepulveda south of the airport, there is a mile-ish stretch that has a Habit, Five Guys, Carl's Jr., McDonald's, and they were threatening to add an In N Out (there is already the busiest In N Out in America immediately north of the airport). There are also three mom and pop burger places about a mile west of Sepulveda, as well. I think my parents' neighborhood has reached peak burger.
 
2014-07-31 12:33:09 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I was in Five Guys yesterday for an hour at lunch and I saw about 25 customers.  I'd say we're pretty much there.  There are way too many places to get a burger.


Agreed, within a stones throw from work-

LarkBurger
Smashburger
Red Robin (yuck)
5 guys
Mcdonalds
2 breweries

Not complaining but geeez....
 
2014-07-31 12:34:00 PM  
Whatever Satanic bullshiat was in that picture must be subjected to constant tank fire until the photographer, the cook, the restaurant and the very idea is nothing but a smoking pile of rubble so blown to shiat there's nothing left to identify.

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2014-07-31 12:35:23 PM  
People can get a cheeseburger anywhere, ok? They come to Chotchkie's for the atmosphere and the attitude. That's what the flair's about. It's about fun
 
2014-07-31 12:39:48 PM  

moothemagiccow: Burgers are not hard to make. Anyone on a quest for the "best burger" is a moron. Your local greasy spoon or mom-n-pop burger joint likely has a better burger than any chain. The deli downstairs has a better burger than the $14 organic one three train stops away. Fortunately this is what Cook Out does right.

[pdfoodie.com image 850x562]


ALL HAIL THE ALMIGHTY COOK-OUT. SIX BUCKS FOR TWO MEALS' WORTH OF FOOD AND A FOUNTAIN CHEERWINE THE SIZE OF YOUR FACE.

(Char-Grill isn't bad either -- it's closer to my house, but there's a Cook-Out 500 feet from my office. And I JUST got back from lunch and now I want Cook-Out, fark you.)
 
2014-07-31 12:41:31 PM  
Sadly, 'Peak Stupid' is still a long ways off.
 
2014-07-31 12:51:15 PM  

litespeed74: Red Robin (yuck)


I went out of my way to try them once. The burger sat in my stomach like a ball of indigestible hate. And that's coming from someone who has no food phobias.
 
2014-07-31 01:05:20 PM  

Tom_Slick: CruJones: Salt, pepper, maybe some garlic powder, cheese, bacon if you feel like it.

NO MORE.

Onions gotta have onions


I love mushroom-swiss burgers.

That thing pictured in the article is an abomination.  GAH!!
 
2014-07-31 01:11:11 PM  
If "peak burger" is Foodian for "put that crap down and kill yourself", then yes, "peak burger" has been reached. Unfortunately.
 
2014-07-31 01:15:03 PM  

wildcardjack: litespeed74: Red Robin (yuck)

I went out of my way to try them once. The burger sat in my stomach like a ball of indigestible hate. And that's coming from someone who has no food phobias.


You made it out lucky. I had to go buy prescription strength toilet paper.
 
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