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post #121 of 889
Vera's Burger Shack

Company Motto: You can't beat Vera's Meat.
post #122 of 889
in 'n out
post #123 of 889
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Originally Posted by dtmt View Post
Kobe beef is ONLY from cows that are raised in Kobe, Japan. Any other use of the term "Kobe beef" is simply incorrect. "Wagyu" is the BREED of cattle that they use, and there is beef produced in America from Wagyu cows, but is NOT Kobe beef. Even wagyu beef produced in other parts of Japan is still not Kobe beef; it is named after the place it is produced, such as "Hida beef" or "Hitachi beef."

And it is HOW the cattle are raised which makes all the difference as far as the quality and taste of the meat. If you import some Wagyu cows and pack them like sardines into a barn and inject them will all sorts of hormones like typical cheap American beef, well then it will tase like typical cheap American beef. But in Japan, the cows are fed high-quality organic grains, beer, massaged daily, and given a large area to roam free in. This is why actual Kobe beef is so amazing, and without this treatment, you're not going to get the same taste as "real" Japanese beef.

Absolutely true. I had my first taste of this fabled beef in Tokyo a year ago. It was so delicate, I could cut it with my fork. The Japanese seem to prize the Sirloin as the premium cut, as opposed to the filet here in North America. Perhaps because there is more of the precious fat in the sirloin, to give it more flavour.

Pricey little pieces of meat! It cost me the equivalent of about $150.00. But no matter - It was so delicious that I think I ate it in less than 3 minutes - and was so taken by it that I immediately ordered another.
The restaurant went silent. And the Geisha accompanying the businessman next to me was very friendly after that.
It was a wonderful dinner.
post #124 of 889
Around where I live there are still some of the old style 1950s joints where you show up to the window and wait in line outside. They are usually pretty good and the atmosphere has a lot of character. My favorite burger is one with swiss and grilled mushrooms though, maybe some avocado.
post #125 of 889
One of the tastiest, simplest cheeseburgers I've ever had was at the Olde Bryan Inn in Saratoga, NY.
post #126 of 889
Shake Shack, Madison Square Park, NYC.
post #127 of 889
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You mean less than medium?

Err, yeah. Medium-rare or bust for burgers.
post #128 of 889
McGibbins Irish Pub has good burgers in Montreal. The burgers I have the fondest memories of, however, were steak burgers done on the BBQ outside the chalet of private ski club in Ontario (Georgian Peaks), and Licks in Oakville, before it became a chain.
post #129 of 889
For those visiting HI, Teddy's Bigger Burgers are very good. They have a number of locations on the islands, I believe, though I've only been to the one in Kailua.

The MOS post made me laugh. Not bad!
post #130 of 889
Five Guys anywhere in the DC area, though I'm partial to the one in Georgetown.

It's my tired and true hangover cure. Perfect before and after a night out.

... so good!
post #131 of 889
Not sure if it's been mentioned in this thread already, but the best burger(s) ever are found in the ski/adventure sport hub of Queenstown in New Zealand.

www.fergburger.co.nz baby! Check out the menu.... There're even multiple facebook appreciation threads! lol

Btw - I'm heading to LA then San Fran in June. Am keen to taste some traditional American burger fare. Out of the burger recommendations on www.lacheapeats.com and http://losangeles.citysearch.com/bes...ners/hamburger , can any of you locals suggest/vouch for a couple?

cheers!
post #132 of 889
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
Around where I live there are still some of the old style 1950s joints where you show up to the window and wait in line outside. They are usually pretty good and the atmosphere has a lot of character.

Where do you go?
post #133 of 889
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Originally Posted by treegarden View Post
Shake Shack, Madison Square Park, NYC.

FYI, that place was closed last year for health code violations....
post #134 of 889
Mine:

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Originally Posted by Brian278 View Post


Ground chuck smothered in steak sauce
Maple smoked 2-year aged Virginian white cheddar
Toasted buttery bun
Dry-rubbed extra thick bacon
A smattering of ketchup and mustard
post #135 of 889
^^^^^ Goddamn I just love burgers!
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