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The 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die

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  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die

    Alan Richman traveled 23,750 miles and consumed more than 150,000 calories while taking the measure of 162 burgers across the country—with one goal: to find you the best damned assemblage of ground beef and buns this country serves up



    The hamburger is a symbol of everything that makes America great. Straightforward, egalitarian, substantial, and good-natured, it is also a little bloody at times.

    It may come big and ungarnished, the East Coast ideal, tender and untroubled by bones or gristle, everything you look for in a filet mignon but seldom find. It may be the West Coast model, swelling with vegetation, brimming with health and well-being, piled high with all that a seed catalog can provide. A great burger, regardless of regional differences, instills a sense of optimism and fulfillment, that all is right at the table or the counter or the woodgrain, screwed-to-the-floor, fast-food booth.

    At its best, it eliminates the need for conversation or the urge to glance up at the TV over the bar. If you find yourself eating silently, eyes closed, ignoring everything around you, even the unavoidable burger-joint din, you have come upon a burger that can be pronounced a success.

    Here are the 20 best burgers in America

    20. Hamburger Sandwich
    Louis' Lunch
    New Haven, CT

    19. Our Famous Burger
    Sidetrack Bar and Grill
    Ypsilanti, MI

    18. Hamburger
    Poag Mahone's Carvery and Ale House
    Chicago

    17. Double Bacon Deluxe with Cheese
    Red Mill Burgers
    Seattle

    16. Hamburger & Fries
    Burger Joint
    San Francisco

    15. Build Your Own Burger
    The Counter
    Santa Monica

    14. Hamburger
    J. G. Melon
    New York City

    13. Cheeseburger
    White Manna
    Hackensack, NJ

    12. Hamburger
    Bobcat Bite
    Sante Fe

    11. Grilled Bistro Burger
    Bistro Don Giovanni
    Napa, CA

    10. Number Five
    Keller's Drive-in
    Dallas

    9. Cheeseburger
    Burger Joint, le Parker Meridien Hotel
    New York City

    8. Hamburger
    Miller's Bar
    Dearborn, MI

    7. Buckhorn Burger
    Buckhorn
    San Antonio, NM

    6. California Burger
    Houston's
    Santa Monica

    5. Kobe Sliders
    Barclay Prime
    Philadelphia

    4. Rouge Burger
    Rouge
    Philadelphia

    3. Not Just a Burger
    Spiced Pear Restaurant at the Chanler Hotel
    Newport, RI

    2. Luger Burger
    Peter Luger Steak House
    Brooklyn

    1. Sirloin Burger
    Le Tub
    Hollywood, FL


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    Where is the best where you live?

    Mine: Charlie's- Conover,N.C.
     
  2. pauly383

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    I absolutley loved the "Daytona" burger at the Nascar Cafe ( in Sahara ) in Vegas .

    Its just a Chilli burger , but it was huge and fresh :D
     
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    I'm gonna call bull**** on each and every one of them. I have never had any of them, nor is that wanker on the same level as I am when it comes to calling a great hamburger a great hamburger.........................

    By the way, in my book, the El Capitan in Hawthorne, NV is numero uno. That guy can go **** farm animals as far as I'm concerned.......................
     
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    What's up withyou and the farm animals lately? :D

    The best down here is at Port of Call in New Orleans.
     
  5. dontoe

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    Better than telling someone to go lick butt puss isn't it?????????????? :D
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Now that you mention it, yes. :haha: :haha:
     
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    Port of Call is great.

    Kellars in Dallas I'd say isn't that great. Its all the hot rods on saturday nights that have been gathering for 40 some odd years.
     
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    Best in my area is at The Prop Stop on Tickfaw River. Called the Swamp Burger and best when washed down with a Worm Bucket. Sounds crazy, but anyone around here should know what I'm talkin' 'bout!! :woot:
     
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    I know that the ideal burger should come from a random burger joint rather than a chain, but I have never had a burger that has been more enjoyable than In-N-Out Burgers are - impeccable in my opinion. They are located all over So Cal. I believe they have branched out into No Cal, Arizona, Nevada, and get this... rumor has it that they are breaking ground on the first In-N-Out in the state of UT. I thought it would never happen, but an unconfirmed source has divulged that it is going in in St. George :woot: :woot: :woot:
     
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    Ben's burger barn
    Roy UT.
    Get the big ben w/cheese and their famous(round here anyway)chilicheese fries.
    Great now my mouth is watering!
     
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    Almost forgot to add the link. It's a slide show to give you a feeling of the ambiance. Prop Stop Slide Show

    Should be called Redneck Yacht Club! :D
     
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    I have two favorites. Up by Westport, Wa., Jenn's home town, they have a burger shop that sells what they call a local burger. Friggin huge. Took me three meals to get through it. Really, really good though.

    The other comes from a joint called The Mountainaire Tavern. Little bitty bar up by Flagstaff, Az. with some of the best food to be had anywhere.

    From time to time they even sponsor pit barbecue where you can throw your own meat on the grill or buy some of their fare.

    Really good Bloody Mary's too. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wild Horse makes the best bacon ranch cheeseburger and the good old double cheeseburger hear in minden, nevada.
     
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    Best burger in this area is:

    Munchies
    Fruita, CO
    just off I-70 right before the Utah border.
    I suggest bacon cheeseburger.
     
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    The In-N-Out burger is great and probably the best of the chain burgers with Whataburger almost on the same level, but they do not compare to the random burger joints across the country and that right there is saying something........
     
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    10. Number Five
    Keller's Drive-in
    Dallas

    My dad knows jake keller, he actually owned kellars, and jakes, wich he recently sold.

    Their burgers arent that great tho...

    I think this guy had too much fat, stopping blood flow to his brain or something. :doah:
     
  18. bnc04

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    My Burgers are the best.
    At least those that have eaten them say they are,
    [​IMG]
     
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    San Antonio - Tie between Luther's and Chris Madrid's. Luther's chili-burger has homemade chili on it and you HAVE to eat it with a fork. No possible way to pick it up. Chris Madrid's Chedder burger is just plain amazing.

    As for chains - Jack in the Box Bacon Ciabata burger...it is heaven. Whataburger has got to be the best quality patty. It's actually pretty close to a Sonic burger, but just better.

    But if I had to go #1 with any sandwich anywhere of anykind..................

    Brisket Poor Boy Plus (extra lean beef) from Bill Miller's
     
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    why do they call it a "ham" burger when there's no ham in them? why is it not called a beefburger? you put cheese on it, its called a cheeseburger! what the hell!? :D
     

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