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Dear AHT: Great Smashed Burgers at Fat Boy Burgers in Grand Rapids

I'm new to Grand Rapids and in my quest to find a great burger, I found a great smashed diner-style burger at Fat Boy Burgers. You can tell by looking at the patty it's hand-formed. Actually, "formed" isn't really the word—it looks like they toss a loose clump of meat on the flat-top and smash it on the flip. They serve crinkle-cut fries, but they're thinner and crisper than the usual. More

Detroit: Motz's Burgers Serves Some of the Best Sliders in the Country

Originally founded as a White Castle in 1929, Motz's Burgers in Detroit may not be the oldest continuously operating burger joint in the world—that distinction still goes to Louis' Lunch in New Haven, which has been serving burgers since 1900. On the other hand, Motz's Burgers best Louis' in one significant way: They actually taste good. Really good. As in, in the running for the best sliders I've had anywhere. More

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