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2017/05/25 13:43:34 (permalink)

Another "Best Burgers" List

Burgers, Burgers, Burgers...Here's another list for the regulars here to fuss and complain about!.......Lots of great pictures though!
https://www.thrillist.com...n-america-burger-quest
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/25 14:05:42 (permalink)
It's nice to see Philadelphia represented three times in there. I didn't notice NJ though.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/25 15:31:08 (permalink)
Nice list. This reviewer actually ate the burgers that he rated.
 
Thanks Dave.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/25 16:24:13 (permalink)
 
The one form Town Topic in Kansas City (Rank #15) looks really good.  It's the style I like.  Diner style with thin, crisp edges.  Not taller than what I can open my mouth (unlike the #2 ranking on the list, and a few others).   
 
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/25 16:42:49 (permalink)
Very entertaining read; thank you for posting, Dave.
 
And I was surprised that the winner was adorned with my favorite burger condiment:  red burger relish - an item I can't find here in Dallas.  So, I make do with this:
 

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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/25 17:59:01 (permalink)

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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/25 18:11:24 (permalink)
TJ Jackson





Actually considering that wasn't on the list, legitimizes the list
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/25 18:52:15 (permalink)
That's what I had for lunch today.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/25 22:55:25 (permalink)
Dang...0 for 100 for me.
 
It would be nice to know the locations of the 230 burgers than didn't make the top 100.  And I do like that he plans to continue sampling burgers.
 
As far as how he determined which burgers to eat, the only hint I could find in the article was a reference to the recommendations of local chefs and food writers.  A little more detail about the selection process would be appreciated.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 06:32:38 (permalink)
A very good list.
 
I'm about 4 of 100 ... the author seemed to eschew the cliches.
 
Nice work.
 
Finally, White Hut gets some respect.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 07:53:56 (permalink)
I honestly thought NYC would have a greater presence since there's such a huge burger culture there.
 
I've been to 7 so far but I plan to hit 5 more between this year and next year.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 08:14:37 (permalink)
I'm glad to see Stanich's in Portland, OR getting some respect.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 08:15:46 (permalink)
Extra credit for NOT BEING A SLIDE SHOW.
 
I always miss The Brickyard in Daytona ...
 
I gotta get this list to Ellen.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 08:16:45 (permalink)
Dale,
 
I'm pleased that NYC did not dominate the list. The NYC burger culture you refer to seems very contrived to me. I base that statement on the NYC burger places I see on food shows (Iron Chef Eats is what I am thinking about here) and on these various lists. Many are recently opened (<15 years) and run by hipsters as their idea of what a burger restaurant should be, often stealing appropriating burger culture from elsewhere in the U.S. Shake Shack is a prime example of what I'm thinking about.
 
I believe you were thinking of some older, well established traditional burger places. But those rarely are seen on TV and in these lists. I'd like to see your list of the top 10 NYC burger joints to see how it compares.
 
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 09:24:41 (permalink)
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Dale,
 
I'm pleased that NYC did not dominate the list. The NYC burger culture you refer to seems very contrived to me. I base that statement on the NYC burger places I see on food shows (Iron Chef Eats is what I am thinking about here) and on these various lists. Many are recently opened (<15 years) and run by hipsters as their idea of what a burger restaurant should be, often stealing appropriating burger culture from elsewhere in the U.S. Shake Shack is a prime example of what I'm thinking about.
 
I believe you were thinking of some older, well established traditional burger places. But those rarely are seen on TV and in these lists. I'd like to see your list of the top 10 NYC burger joints to see how it compares.
 
 Jim




If there are two states that deserve the burger culture nomination it's Oklahoma and Texas . Other states that deserve serious  accolades are Kansas, Nebraska and Montana, Other than Oklahoma and Texas, I am  surprised by the lack of mention of any of these states with the exception of two places I never heard of in Omaha.
As far as my favorite burgers I could list every single OLD SCHOOL Greek Diner and OLD SCHOOL luncheonette that I enjoyed going to on Long Island and NYC when lived there. I never had a burger that I was disappointed with
 
**edit**
 
Since I'll be in one of the burger capitals of the nation- Dallas Fort Worth in July I hope to do an OLD SCHOOL burger smackdown.
post edited by wanderingjew - 2017/05/26 09:26:15
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 09:41:02 (permalink)
No fois gras, pickled pork belly and ziti & frommage on your burger then...
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 09:53:04 (permalink)
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Dale,
 
I'm pleased that NYC did not dominate the list.
 
 Jim



Not to quibble, but NYC proper (the five boroughs) is 2.5% of the population of the U.S. yet (by quick count) represented 12% of the list. 
 
Proportionally, Dallas (5%), Washington, DC (4%!), and tiny Asheville, NC (2%) were more over-represented than NYC.  I didn't count, but probably NOLA, Atlanta, and Charleston were as well.
 
Bottom line:  good list!
 
As for this, please serve my salad on the side:
 

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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 10:10:57 (permalink)
Possibly Milwaukee 0.2% of U.S. population for city (0.5% for metro area) was more over represented with 3% of the list.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 10:48:05 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2017/05/26 10:52:58
well, he only went to certain cities/areas.....I am not saying there'd be a list-worthy burger in Cincinnati, for example, but he didn't even come here to try them.  Very few locales represented, overall.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 10:55:25 (permalink)
Good point TJ. This is a national food critic who is limited in where he has tried various burgers. I appreciate that it isn't just another "Best of" list culled from a Google search.
 
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 10:58:22 (permalink)
I am curious to know what his list would have looked like if he strictly hit the 20+ year old "old school" burger joints.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 11:33:03 (permalink)
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well, he only went to certain cities/areas.....I am not saying there'd be a list-worthy burger in Cincinnati, for example, but he didn't even come here to try them.  Very few locales represented, overall.


IMO, the task is about impossible. Yes, I could come to Cincinnati, talk to some people, and then try 25 or 30 burgers. Finally,,,,and only then,,,,,could I provide a list of the best burgers in Cincinnati. It would take a few days. To do it again in about 500 other cities, and then 10,000 small towns would be a project as complicated as I can imagine.
 
Sites like Roadfood, with hundreds of active posters, CAN find and promote the gems, but nobody, even using Roadfood posts could pick the top 10 in a nation of 300+ million people. A list of the top 50, in no particular order, though, could be put together by one of our resident experts in a day or two.
 
Writers hardly ever get to do enough research before a deadline, and then go on to the next project. Just the fact that writers use Roadfood posts only now and then, shows that most of them don't know enough about the subject to start with. Management needs to push the writers to get enough interesting content at a low enough cost. I doubt that it is fun for either writers, or management.
 
One of our posters edited a magazine for years. Perhaps he will opine.......
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 12:15:55 (permalink)
JRPfeff
I appreciate that it isn't just another "Best of" list created from a Google search.

You missed an excellent opportunity to use the word culled.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 13:14:51 (permalink)
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I appreciate that it isn't just another "Best of" list created from a Google search.

You missed an excellent opportunity to use the word culled.



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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 13:19:59 (permalink)
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I appreciate that it isn't just another "Best of" list created from a Google search.

You missed an excellent opportunity to use the word culled.


What does that word mean?
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 13:37:27 (permalink)
Is a CULL Burger missing the bottom bun?
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 14:30:47 (permalink)
I would put our local burgers up against anyone's, but these lists are always about big cities.
We are several steps closer to the live locally raised product and the butchers/meat markets that supply a lot of our local establishments.
Oh well. More for us.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 17:37:55 (permalink)
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Very entertaining read; thank you for posting, Dave.
 
And I was surprised that the winner was adorned with my favorite burger condiment:  red burger relish - an item I can't find here in Dallas.  So, I make do with this:
 



Jim,
I'll keep an eye out for this item while shopping Dallas' varied food emporiums. I could swear I've seen it somewhere.
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/26 17:42:00 (permalink)
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Very entertaining read; thank you for posting, Dave.
 
And I was surprised that the winner was adorned with my favorite burger condiment:  red burger relish - an item I can't find here in Dallas.  So, I make do with this:
 



Jim,
I'll keep an eye out for this item while shopping Dallas' varied food emporiums. I could swear I've seen it somewhere.





https://www.google.com/se...;ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
 
 
 
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Re: Another "Best Burgers" List 2017/05/27 10:27:04 (permalink)
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Very entertaining read; thank you for posting, Dave.
 
And I was surprised that the winner was adorned with my favorite burger condiment:  red burger relish - an item I can't find here in Dallas.  So, I make do with this:
 



Jim,
I'll keep an eye out for this item while shopping Dallas' varied food emporiums. I could swear I've seen it somewhere.


https://www.google.com/se...;ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
 



Thanks. 
Our local Albertson's and Central Market both carry the Mezzetta product.
 
What I'm looking for is this:
 

or this:
 

 
Both are readily available in my old Pittsburgh and NoVa hometowns, but not here in Dallas - at least as far as I have looked in 12 years "down here".
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