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utvols

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RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Thu, 06/5/08 1:13 PM (permalink)
Just saw the article and I've tried two. Dyers rocked at the original location when they had all of the political signs and pictures up. Now it has gone the way of the Rendezvous and seems to be a tourist trap. Huey's in Mid Town is the place.

Now Anne's Snack Shack is a different story. Tennessee Trash took me there and I must just say WOW!!! Truly a high water mark in his selections of waist expanders. I have pictures somewhere but I'll have to let TT write about it because I would still be oblivious to it but for him.
 
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    1bbqboy

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    RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Thu, 06/5/08 1:29 PM (permalink)
    an opportunity for TTN and BB to eat at a Playboy top ten burger place.
    Town Topic
     
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      Tennessee_Trash

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      RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Thu, 06/5/08 2:24 PM (permalink)
      I've never been a big fan of Dyers. To me, Dyers is more of a novelty than anything else. Dyers burgers are too small for my liking. Ann's Snack Bar on the other hand is the real deal. The world famous Ghetto Burger is absolutely devine! The Ghetto Burger is a hand pattied double cheeseburger with onion, bacon, chili dressed up anyway you like. The best part of the burger is the hearty dusting of Ann's special seasoning salt once the burgers are almost finished. No one really knows the exact formula but you can definitely pick up a heavy dose of cayenne pepper.

      It's been a while since I've been to Ann's but this place is definitely worthy of a special trip. Make sure that you prepare yourself for a long wait. Ann only serves 8 people at a time and she runs her place like an old stoic school teacher (i.e. dont speak unless spoken too). And make sure to follow Ann's rules. If you dont, she will give a good tongue-lashing!

      FWIW, the best street experience in Tennessee is Cumberland Avenue on Saturday's during football season! Go Vols!
       
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        utvols

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        RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Fri, 06/6/08 1:07 AM (permalink)
        The reason they dip the buns into the grease a little bit is to get rid of it so they can add more. I wish my deep fryer grease would last 100 years too. Dyers is just like Huey's were the experience is king. I knew Dyer's moved to Bartlett but if they are exclusively on Beale now that is crazy. Like the downtown businesses, no one needs to be down there after 4pm.

        BTW TT; Ever have a Danver Burger? That is Memphis at it's best.
         
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          utvols

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          RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Fri, 06/6/08 1:12 AM (permalink)
          TT,

          Best street experience in Tennessee is the "World's Longest Yard Sale." No where else in the country can you get ran over at 70 MPH while trying to buy used baby clothes.

          (Mods I still can't figure out how to edit so this should have been part of my last reply. I went to UT not Vandy.)
           
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            Foodbme

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            RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Fri, 06/6/08 2:12 AM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by bill voss

            quote:
            Originally posted by X1

            MilwFoodlovers posted this in another thread -
            For those of you who can't click the link:


            Here is the list in its entirety (in alpha order):

            Ann's Snack Bar, Atlanta
            Christian's Tailgate Grill & Bar, Houston
            Dyer's Burgers, Memphis
            The Hungry Cat, Hollywood
            Kuma's Corner, Chicago
            The Meers Store & Restaurant, Meers, Okla.
            Shake Shack, New York
            Solly's Grill, Glendale, Wis.
            Tessaro's, Pittsburgh
            Town Topic, Kansas City

            Didn't see that either.


            Did you notice the list criss crosses the USA? Ol Heff didn't want to offend any region. PC you know!
             
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              1bbqboy

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              RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Fri, 06/6/08 10:04 AM (permalink)
              they should all be in NYC, as it has the best of everything.
               
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                wanderingjew

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                RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Fri, 06/6/08 10:13 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by bill voss

                they should all be in NYC, as it has the best of everything.


                about 20 million people would agree with that statement
                 
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                  1bbqboy

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                  RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Fri, 06/6/08 10:30 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by wanderingjew

                  quote:
                  Originally posted by bill voss

                  they should all be in NYC, as it has the best of everything.



                  about 20 million people would agree with that statement

                  because, certainly, the majority of feedlots, grazing land, and slaughterhouses are in Manhattan.
                   
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                    wanderingjew

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                    RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Fri, 06/6/08 10:37 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by bill voss
                    because, certainly, the majority of feedlots, grazing land, and slaughterhouses are in Manhattan.


                    You know there are many people on the forum who will respond with these two words!

                    [img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/127/341687107_49d8468c88.jpg?v=0[/img]
                     
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                      David_NYC

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                      RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Fri, 06/6/08 9:46 PM (permalink)
                      Maybe Bill was writing about Manhattan, Kansas?
                       
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                        1bbqboy

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                        RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Fri, 06/6/08 9:50 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by David_NYC

                        Maybe Bill was writing about Manhattan, Kansas?
                         
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                          ULVER

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                          RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Mon, 06/9/08 8:39 PM (permalink)
                          As far as Atlanta goes, Ann's always gets a lot of raves, but I think there are others just as good, without having to wait, wade through attitude, and carry a BUG...that's back-up gun! They ain't kiddin' about the "Ghetto" part. I thought it was a mess to eat, but some folks love that grease factor. Something I think Ann was actually trying to achive. If so, she did it!

                          Personally, the Vortex makes me happy. Lots of different burgers, fixed a lot of different ways. I like the "Ragin' Cajun" Ostrich burger. Overall, superior bar food, all the way around. Plus, I like young girls with ink & pierced things!
                          http://www.thevortexbarandgrill.com/

                          My other favorite is The Highlander on Monroe Dr. Kinda like the Vortex. Again, superior burger, superior bar food, and more hot chicks with nose rings.

                          Maybe the biggest burger in the city, is also one of the better ones. It can be found at the Downwind Restaurant, located inside the Peachtree-Dekalb Airport. Great date place, as the deck overlooks the runways, and you can watch the planes take-off and land. Fun!
                           
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                            Adjudicator

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                            RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Tue, 06/10/08 9:12 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by ULVER

                            As far as Atlanta goes, Ann's always gets a lot of raves, but I think there are others just as good, without having to wait, wade through attitude, and carry a BUG...that's back-up gun! They ain't kiddin' about the "Ghetto" part. I thought it was a mess to eat, but some folks love that grease factor. Something I think Ann was actually trying to achive. If so, she did it!

                            Personally, the Vortex makes me happy. Lots of different burgers, fixed a lot of different ways. I like the "Ragin' Cajun" Ostrich burger. Overall, superior bar food, all the way around. Plus, I like young girls with ink & pierced things!
                            http://www.thevortexbarandgrill.com/

                            My other favorite is The Highlander on Monroe Dr. Kinda like the Vortex. Again, superior burger, superior bar food, and more hot chicks with nose rings.

                            Maybe the biggest burger in the city, is also one of the better ones. It can be found at the Downwind Restaurant, located inside the Peachtree-Dekalb Airport. Great date place, as the deck overlooks the runways, and you can watch the planes take-off and land. Fun!


                            The Vortex (in L5P) is great. Never been to airport location. Ann's is closest to my location when I am up there so that about settles it. I am liscened to carry a BUG so that is not really an issue either.
                             
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                              K00ky

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                              RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Sun, 06/15/08 4:59 PM (permalink)
                              mmm shake shack
                               
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                                jfitz

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                                RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Sat, 06/21/08 5:33 AM (permalink)
                                Did the Owl Bar in San Antonio,NM make the list? Green Chilies have to be in there somwhere. Hey any opinions on Redamaks burgers in New Buffalo,Michigan?
                                 
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                                  BuddyRoadhouse

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                                  RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Sat, 06/21/08 9:42 AM (permalink)
                                  Dad and I are fans of Redamak's, making a point of stopping there on many of our trips into Michigan. It is a convenient place to stop as it is the first interstate exit as you enter the state from Indiana.

                                  The one drawback to Redamak's is their "Workingman's Lunch Special" which is served from roughly noon to 3:00pm. At first glance the less than regular menu price for a burger and fries seems like a bargain. The downside is that the reason it is cheaper is that all the burgers served during this period are prepared assembly line style, well in advance due to the high volume.

                                  If you get there during the height of the rush, you will more than likely get a fresh sandwich. If you get there near the end of the special, you are probably getting a burger made quite a bit earlier.

                                  Sometimes it's better to pay the extra buck and get a made to order meal.

                                  Other than that, we've always been impressed with the flavor and high quality of the food.

                                  Buddy
                                   
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                                    AddaLittleKick

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                                    RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Tue, 07/15/08 11:02 AM (permalink)
                                    I haven't heard of any of these places. I just moved to New York. I want to try Shake Shack.
                                     
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                                      WarToad

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                                      RE: Playboy's Top 10 Burger List Tue, 07/15/08 11:08 AM (permalink)
                                      I was hoping the article would have pix of playmates tearing in to a big 'ol burger.
                                       
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