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Best Burger Ever!

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by odoreater, May 1, 2008.

  1. Jake431

    Jake431 Well-Known Member

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    Kuma's Corner in Chicago. I've only had two of their burgers so far, but I'm going tonight, to add a third to that list. Definitely one of the best burgers I've had (twice). First one was the Led Zepplin, the second was the High on Fire burger. Tonight? Not sure. I've also tried some of their Kuma burger, which was aces.

    -Jake
     


  2. Englandmj7

    Englandmj7 Senior member

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    If I had to pick a restaurant burger that I thought was the best, I'd go with In and Out - simple cheesburger with their sauteed onions. Was great

    Mmm. "Animal Style" using In N' Out slang.


    Father's Office in Santa Monica

    Yep. Great burger. Need to try their new location. Still haven't tried Apple Pan, which is considered by many to be one of the better burgers in LA. I like the concept at The Counter:

    http://www.thecounterburger.com/menu/
     


  3. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Wasn't knocking it, just hadn't heard of that before. I'm trying to picture all the flavors together, what was the sauce like?

    I'm pretty sure it was just ketchup and mayo mixed together. Here's a picture of the Hamburgao burger:

    [​IMG]
     


  4. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    my favs are:

    a buffalo burger from Harrison Roadhouse in East Lansing, MI
    some random bar near my cottage in the thumb area of MI....greasy, but amazing.
    burgers that i grill in my backyard - i usually will add mushrooms, onions, and swiss cheese to them.

    and my all-time favorite is a Luger Burger from Peter Luger in Brooklyn [​IMG]
     


  5. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Father's Office in Santa Monica
    Tyler's in Palm Springs
    Jake's in Dallas


    Baron, I love you in your clothes, but Father's Office!? No offense to you, but that place is the most over-rated burger joint in L.A. (I think at some point it was called "best.") It's such an "L.A." burger. It's on Brioche bread (IIRC), has arugula, and other "gourmet" fixins. It's such a joke. They think their burger is so good they don't serve ketchup. Their burger is exactly the type of burger that needs it. Total thumbs down for me. I don't remember the meat being particular good either. I rather have a Carl's Jr. burger any day (which is pretty good as far as fast good goes).

    Grand Luxe Cafe has a great "Max Burger." The meat is topped with short rib. Excellent.

    The Counter in Santa Monica has a great burger.

    Chili's, generally, has a great burger.

    Hodad's in San Diego has one of the best burger I've had in a while.

    Burger Lounge in La Jolla is great as well.
     


  6. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Still haven't tried Apple Pan, which is considered by many to be one of the better burgers in LA. I like the concept at The Counter:

    http://www.thecounterburger.com/menu/


    Apple Pan is nothing to write home about. Went there once, had no real desire to go back. Basically like an in-n-out burger.

    As opined above, the Counter is great. Father's Office verges on not very good. I don't need the bitterness of arugula in a burger, nor do I need a brioche bun.
     


  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Grand Luxe Cafe has a great "Max Burger." The meat is topped with short rib. Excellent.


    I KNEW I forgot something! What a great burger that is.
     


  8. c3cubed

    c3cubed Senior member

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    Ground imported Kobe beef, char-broiled with peameal bacon on top and a nice slice of goose Foie Gras with a dollop of Tarragon Sabayon. Finished with a few shavings of White Truffle from Alba.

    Deadly, and worth it.
     


  9. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    ^^ Do you have to buy $50 buns for that so it'll fit in or what? Sheesh!


    Sounds damned good though.
     


  10. c3cubed

    c3cubed Senior member

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    ^^ Do you have to buy $50 buns for that so it'll fit in or what? Sheesh!


    Sounds damned good though.


    Almost! Certainly freshly baked from the oven. Nicely toasted as ready. [​IMG]
     


  11. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Baron, I love you in your clothes, but Father's Office!? No offense to you, but that place is the most over-rated burger joint in L.A. (I think at some point it was called "best.") It's such an "L.A." burger. It's on Brioche bread (IIRC), has arugula, and other "gourmet" fixins. It's such a joke. They think their burger is so good they don't serve ketchup. Their burger is exactly the type of burger that needs it. Total thumbs down for me. I don't remember the meat being particular good either. I rather have a Carl's Jr. burger any day (which is pretty good as far as fast good goes).

    Grand Luxe Cafe has a great "Max Burger." The meat is topped with short rib. Excellent.

    The Counter in Santa Monica has a great burger.

    Chili's, generally, has a great burger.

    Hodad's in San Diego has one of the best burger I've had in a while.

    Burger Lounge in La Jolla is great as well.


    We have very different palates, apparently. Chili's? Carl's Jr? I've also eaten at the Counter, which was fine but completely forgettable. The Father's Office uses a french roll, not brioche. It isn't exactly traditional, but to me it's almost perfect. I make burger's at home quite a bit, and I often use arugula and I also often use blue cheese, which is another non-traditional ingredient that they use. I would never put ketchup on a burger. I only eat ketchup with fries, and usually not even then. I'm not sure if I'm more repulsed by the sight of ketchup on a burger or on a breakfast plate.

    The thing I hate most in a burger is if the meat is too thick, thus overwhelming the other ingredients, or moreso if the whole burger is too thick to fit into one's mouth. I don't get the point of that. The pug burger, at Hungry Cat in Hollywood, is another acclaimed local gourmet burger. I ordered it once and found out that it's about 6 inches tall. Why make a burger that you need to eat with a knife and fork? Retarded.
     


  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    My favorite is Prather Farms beef on an Acme bun with just a little dijon mustard and a touch of mayo.
     


  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i'll invite all you over to my place and i will show you what a burger's all about.

    rice patties for bun
    kalbi for beef
    kimchi for lettuce
     


  14. rjmaiorano

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    I'm a big fan of 5 guys burgers, with bacon, sauteed mushrooms & onions, jalapenos, and steak sauce.

    +1 On 5 Guys for sure, a great burger. They also have incredible hotdogs.
     


  15. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i dont see anything wrong with McDonald Angus burgers. they are the reason why i even stop by mcdonalds these days.
     


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