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Burger City Guides: Hugh Acheson's Favorite Burgers in Athens, GA

Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Hugh Acheson has made a name for himself as a true American chef. He went straight for the heart—and gullet—of our country's food scene: the South. The Top Chef judge has won two James Beard awards, one for his cookbook A New Turn in the South, and one for Best Chef Southeast, and he is the chef/partner of the Athens, Georgia, restaurants Five and Ten and The National, as well as the Atlanta restaurant Empire State South. Here are four of his favorite burgers in his hometown of Athens. More

Burger City Guides: Adam Sobel's Favorite Burgers in Washington, D.C.

As executive chef of Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak in Georgetown, Adam Sobel is responsible for no less than five burgers on the menu. Interestingly, only one of those involves beef, but boy, is it a beef burger (think brisket, short rib, and chuck, blended and cooked over a wood fire, then brushed with red wine butter). Since we're fans of Adam's burger, we asked him for his top five favorite burgers in the capital. More

Burger City Guides: Linton Hopkins' Favorite Burgers in Atlanta

James Beard Award-winning Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins has captivated reviewers and satiated Southerners with his gastropub Holeman & Finch—and its limited-edition burger, served only after 10 p.m. each night (and during Sunday brunch). He's passionate about food, about Atlanta, and about burgers: He's said a good cheeseburger is one of his ideal meals. Read on for Linton's top five burgers in Georgia's capital. More

Burger City Guides: Anthony Myint's Favorite Burgers in San Francisco

Mission Bowling Club's Anthony Myint is known for many things—as a pioneer in the charitable restaurant business, a cookbook author, and an influential chef—but his burger might just be his crowning achievement. He's a little shy about its $14 price tag (only $10 at happy hour!), so when we asked for his top five burgers in the city, he named a range. More

Burger City Guides: Tony Maws' Favorite Burgers in Boston

You'd be hard-pressed to find a Bostonian with something negative to say after tasting chef Tony Maws' burger at Craigie on Main, featuring a big, grass-fed patty, ground up with bone marrow and charred on a plancha. The burgers Tony loves in his home city are the ones that strike a nostalgic chord in the chef's heart and palate, burgers that taste of his childhood and a time long-past—burgers so nostalgic, in fact, that one of them is sadly just a memory. Here are Tony's top five burgers in Boston. More

Burger City Guides: David Myers's Favorite Burgers in Los Angeles

David Myers knows a thing or two about burgers. After cutting his teeth working at a three Michelin-starred restaurant in France, then under Daniel Boulud, he set out to bring his own creation to Los Angeles. It took years of training and a rumored 11 tries to get Comme Ça's version just right, by treating it like a steak, but David says it's really his mom that taught him how to make what The New York Times has deemed a perfect burger (and we agree). Here are his top five burgers in Los Angeles. More

Burger City Guides: Duff Goldman's Favorite Burgers in Baltimore

Duff Goldman is Baltimore's most badass baker. He's trained with chef Cindy Wolf, wields blowtorches and power tools to decorate his Charm City Cakes creations, and plays bass in a rock band. A new Los Angeles outpost of his bakery and his most recent Food Network show Sugar High have him traveling all over the country, but Duff will always have a place in Charm City, hon. Here are Duff's top five burgers in Baltimore. More

Burger City Guides: Michael Schwartz's Favorite Burgers in Miami

When James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz opened Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami in 2007, he brought traditional American comfort food to a city often associated with Cuban and Caribbean cuisine. The Philadelphia native is blooming in Florida, asserting his influence over the local, seasonal ingredients often passed over by other Sunshine State chefs and using them to create inspiring, accessible food. Here are Michael's top five Miami burgers. More

Burger City Guides: Tom Douglas's Favorite Burgers in Seattle

With 10+ restaurants and a James Beard award for Best Northwest Chef under his belt, Tom Douglas is a staple of the Seattle dining scene. And if there's one thing Tom does best, it's burgers. Chefs city-wide source their buns from his bakery, Dahlia Bakery, and diners come to his restaurants Palace Kitchen and Brave Horse Tavern to experience his elevated renditions of the fast-food classic. Here are Tom's top five Seattle burgers. More

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