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The Top 10 Best New Burger Spots by Bon Appétit.

July 19, 2010

If you’re the kind of person who can’t resist ordering “the burger” at restaurants, you must be eating a lot of them these days. They’re everywhere — from a much-hyped $26 version at a Manhattan tavern to a classic California-style one at an emerging Los Angeles mini-chain. Here are 10 must-try versions.

By Andrew Knowlton

  1. The Grind (Phoenix) – The organic Steak House BLT, Sweet and Spicy, and Peppercorn Crust burgers are cooked in specially made coal-fired 1,000-degree ovens, then topped with locally grown veggies.
  2. Umami Burger (Los Angeles) – In-N-Out may be the iconic L.A. burger, but the SoCal Burger with house-made cheese and caramelized onions at this mini-chain is getting raves, too.
  3. Park Burger (Denver) – Purists will dig the build-your-own burger options (Harris Ranch beef, available in three sizes: 1/4 pound, 1/3 pound, 1/2 pound), while more adventurous types should try the Croque (ham, fried egg, Swiss).
  4. Flip Burger Boutique (Atlanta) – Chef Richard Blais’s cooking tends to be experimental — so at his “fine dining between two buns” eatery, toppings include smoked mayo as well as kimchi and green tomato ketchups.
  5. DMK Burger Bar (Chicago) – Grass-fed beef and custom-made buns are the foundations for chef Michael Kornick’s burgers, including the roasted Hatch green chile version.
  6. Minetta Tavern (New York) – Pricey hamburgers are usually all style and no substance, but it’s difficult to have any beef with the $26 Black Label burger made with prime dry-aged cuts at this hot spot.
  7. B Spot Burgers (Woodmere, Ohio) – If you’ve never tried a burger topped with ingredients like fried salami, coleslaw, pulled pork, or bologna, remedy this at the latest from celebrity chef Michael Symon.
  8. Foster Burger (Portland, Oregon) – Burgers here taste of local artisanal ingredients: house-ground beef from Lindsey Ranch, Beecher’s cheddar, and Rogue Creamery blue cheese.
  9. Village Whiskey (Philadelphia) – At chef Jose Garces’s upscale pub, order the eight-ounce Village Burger served on a sesame roll with house-made Thousand Island dressing.
  10. Little Bigs (Houston) – Fast-food mini-burger fans love the fresh-ground beef sliders with caramelized onions from local chef Bryan Caswell, best enjoyed with a White Russian milk shake.

For the original list with addresses and links, please visit Bon Appétit.

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