The Stockyards' chef originally planned to grill burgers, but after reading about the smashing technique on AHT, he changed his plans and bought a 20-year-old griddle. It was a good call; these are some of the best burgers in Toronto.
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Sea Rocket Bistro's burger may feature a half-pound of 100 percent grass-fed beef, but the main attraction is the bacon jam on top.
In Coronado, Leroy's Kitchen + Lounge has created a flavorful burger made from 100 percent brisket that's ground fresh daily, in house.
The Red Door's brunch burger is one elaborate beast that comes together surprisingly well. Bacon, cheese, LTO, a fried egg, and Hollandaise sauce top a 1/2-pound patty.
Starlite serves up strong drinks and super savory burgers in a speakeasy setting where even the most innocent conversation takes on a layer of intrigue.
Las Vegas may be a town for gambling, but when it comes time for lunch or dinner, you want to go with a sure thing. Luckily, there are several tasty burgers to be had, all of which are reasonably affordable, even by Vegas standards. Here are my top burger picks on the Strip.
The Burger's Priest specializes in "American-style cheeseburgers" made from beef that's freshly ground in house, three times a day. The classic cheeseburger is solid, but it's The Priest that I'll be craving.
Allen's makes some of the biggest and best burgers in Toronto, made from Angus beef that's butchered, ground, and hand-formed on site.
Burgers at Davanti Enoteca have a lot going on, including bacon jam, aioli, and griddled cheese curds.
The prime burger at Morton's is no double-cut filet mignon, but at less than half the price, it's a reasonable compromise.
The burger they serve at San Francisco's Park Tavern is the same as the one on the menu across town at Marlowe. Did San Francisco need the same exact burger at different location? Absolutely.
The three course prix fixe lunch special at Jsix in downtown San Diego is a pretty spectacular value.
Carnitas' Snack Shack may be named after a mini pot bellied pig, but there's more to the menu than just pork. The burger is easily one of the best new entries in town.
Urge Gastropub's measuredly cheffy burgers make it a great spot to challenge preconceived notions of what a burger should be—and the 50+ brews on tap (plus over 100 more in bottles) don't hurt either.
Karl Strauss' Big Beer Burger (made with four different types of beer) is the perfect pick during San Diego Beer Week.
Pork belly, green peppercorn aioli, Gruyère, and a thoroughly seasoned patty liven up the burger at BO-beau.
Track down The Gathering Spot food truck for a slidertini and, more importantly, an order of sweet potato tots.