What follows is a mish-mash of some of our favorite posts, our top-choice burger joints, books we like and think you should read, and other fun beef-and-bun miscellanea.


Taste a Piece of New Orleans Burger History At Lee's Hamburgers, Est. 1901

Eric Leath 10 comments

There are five Lee's Hamburgers scattered around the New Orleans Metropolitan area that all serve similar grilled onion-topped burgers, but they're not part of a chain. Who is Lee and why are so many places selling his burgers? More

You Can't Beat the $5 Lunch Special at Rockfire Grill in San Diego

AHT: San Diego Erin Jackson 4 comments

Get a tasty chargrilled burger with chips and a drink for a mere $5 during lunch at this new casual spot in Hillcrest. More

Illegal Food Is Making One of Atlanta's Best Burgers Out of a Tiny Bar Kitchen

AHT: Atlanta Todd Brock 5 comments

The Hank is one of those burgers you can't put down, for two reasons. One, you know you'll never get a decent handle on it again if you try to reposition it. Two, it's that outrageously spectacular. More

Get Aussie-Style Burgers at Queenstown Public House in San Diego

AHT: San Diego Erin Jackson 5 comments

Burgers loaded up with julienned beets, Edam cheese, pineapple, a fried egg, aioli, and tomato chutney can be yours at Queenstown Public House in Little Italy. More

A Hefty Pastrami Burger for a Hefty Price at Jeffrey's Grocery in the West Village

AHT: New York Noah Arenstein 18 comments

The Pastrami Burger at Jeffrey's Grocery is great, but its $19 price tag is hard to swallow. More

You Get What You Pay for at Portland Penny Diner in Portland, OR

AHT: Portland Adam Lindsley 6 comments

Portland Penny Diner, a cheap eats lunch spot from one of Portland's most respected chefs, sells a simple burger at a price equal to its value. That price is $6.95. More

Returning to the Burger's Essence at Grain & Gristle in Portland, OR

AHT: Portland Nathan Tucker 7 comments

In a world so inundated with meat innovation and extreme toppings, sometimes you need an everyday burger like the one at Grain & Gristle. More

An Awesome Upscale Burger (and a Bellini) at Encore in San Diego

AHT: San Diego Erin Jackson 4 comments

This stylish new spot in downtown San Diego serves an awesome upscale burger that's totally worth the investment. More

Expand Your Vocabulary and Get a Superb Burger at Ink & Elm in Atlanta

AHT: Atlanta Todd Brock 15 comments

Ink & Elm is pretty up front about wanting to be both "casual" and "comfort-driven," yet "refined" and a "destination." That can be a tough twofer to pull off under one roof. So it's not surprising that Ink & Elm's signature burger has a little Jekyll-and-Hyde thing going on, too. More

Fast Food-Style Burgers Worth the Drive at Atomic Burger at Atomic Burger in Metairie, LA

Eric Leath 4 comments

Atomic Burger arrived on the local fast food scene late last year with the promise of freshly made and unprocessed drive-thru food. We found some beautifully griddle-charred burgers and a couple of other welcome surprises. More

Big Brew Pub Burgers at Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub in Milwaukee

AHT: Milwaukee Lacey Muszynski 6 comments

On Tuesday nights, Sprecher's offers a burger deal were you can get a burger and any of their beers or sodas for just $8. There's an extra $2 charge for some of the more massive burgs, but that's hardly a sticking point when it comes to these big, bold beauties. More

Solid Pub Burgers at Goose Island in Wrigleyville

AHT: Chicago Dennis Lee 6 comments

If you're looking for a bite in Wrigleyville that's not necessarily jammed with a fist-bumping bro-dawg vibe, Goose Island makes for a good oasis with lots of beer choices and some solid bar food. More

Game-Changing Cheeseburgers in New Orleans at The Company Burger

Eric Leath 7 comments

The Company Burger was just another name on my burger wish-list until I heard of its association with the nearly perfect double cheeseburger at Holeman & Finch in Atlanta, Georgia. Then it shot to the top of the list. More

Bring on the Bacon Cheeseburgers at Spike Africa's in San Diego

AHT: San Diego Erin Jackson 2 comments

Seafood-centric restaurants that put special effort into serving a better than average burger have a special place in my fish-averse heart. Spike Africa's is one of those places. More

Thumbs Up for the Ribeye Sausage Burger at Salt & Cleaver in San Diego

AHT: San Diego Erin Jackson 2 comments

Salt & Cleaver's ribeye sausage burger is intense, unusual, and damn delicious. More

A Burger With Fantastic Beef at The Meat Market Burger in Great Barrington, MA

Liz Bomze 6 comments

What was extraordinary about The Meat Market Burger was the meat itself. I don't usually think of burger beef as clean and fresh-tasting, but this really was. More

The Pimento Double Cheeseburger from Trifecta Tavern + Bakery, One of Portland's Best Burgers

AHT: Portland Adam Lindsley 5 comments

Baker extraordinaire Ken Forkish delivers yet another winner with his new Trifecta Tavern + Bakery's Pimento Double Cheeseburger, a pricey, half-pound beauty that's easily one of Portland's very best burgers. More

The BeefLT at Brian's 24 in San Diego is All About the Bacon

AHT: San Diego Erin Jackson 1 comment

This sandwich, described as "a classic BLT with a burger kicker," comes stacked with six slices of bacon under a half-pound patty. More

Creative Double Burgers and (Mostly) Solid Sides at Stax Burger Bar in Atlanta

AHT: Atlanta Todd Brock 5 comments

I enjoyed the food at Stax Burger Bar very much, but there's a residual odor that permeates this restaurant to the point that I can't just ignore it. My next visit will be in warmer weather so my nose can seek refuge on the sizable outdoor patio. More

A Burger Worth Finding at Box Kitchen in San Francisco

AHT: San Francisco David Kover 4 comments

It's unlikely that you've walked past Box Kitchen before—it's located down a narrow alley off of one of the grittiest blocks in San Francisco. But find your way there and you'll be met with dressed-up gastropub fare that includes a tasty burger. More

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