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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/05 15:30:26 (permalink)
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1. Pat La Frida Short Rib Burgers cooked at home.  They're incredible. 

Pigiron, is there anyone else selling these burgers at retail yet besides freshdirect.com?


They are  FD exclusive as far as retail. The complex packaging and  short quality shelf-life (as far as a PLF product) means FD is the perfect fit as far as reaching the general very local public.  I love Fresh Direct. They have a few gems in the stock for a good price. Easy to reach the minimum (without ordering anything easily found in Supermarkets) and when you order often enough the 6 month  delivery package subscription is well worth the price.
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/06 08:16:42 (permalink)
The Spot Drive-In: Kenosha, WI
Kewpee's: Racine, WI
Big Star Drive-In: Kenosha, WI
Paradise Pup: Des Plaines, IL
Poochie's: Skokie, IL

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/06 09:25:09 (permalink)
1. The Brian Burger at Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe in Victorville, CA

2. The chili-cheeseburger at The Burger Depot in Lucerne Valley, CA

3. The pastrami burger at The Hat, various So Cal locations

4. The Frisco Burger at Knowlwood, 5 Orange County, CA locations

5. A 4x2 animal style from In-N-Out

6. The double Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl's Jr.

7. The Farmer Burger and the patty melt from Farmer Boys, various So Cal locations

8. The patty melt from Gus Jr., Fontana and Apple Valley, CA

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/06 11:11:43 (permalink)
Here's another one: the patty melt ( with Swiss cheese ) at Cedar Lake Kitchen in Cedar Lake IN.
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/06 12:45:14 (permalink)
My list would be:

Wilson's Pool Hall, Versailles KY "The Willie Burger"
Ollie's Trolley, Louisville KY the Original Ollie burger with extra sauce
Columbia Steak House, Lexington KY
Parkette, Lexington KY
Tolly Ho, Lexington KY

Andrea

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/06 12:58:19 (permalink)
In no particular order:

1. The Richie Burger at Labriola Cafe in Lombard, IL.
2. Cheeseburger at the Nook in St. Paul, MN (not the Jucy Lucy version)
3. White Manna in Hackensack, NJ
4. The Spot in Marengo, IL
5. Fred's in Burlington, WI
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/06 13:11:48 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, my #1 burger place, Come Back Inn in Melrose Park IL, ceased to be about five years ago. However, numbers 2 through 5 are:

   2. The Country House ( 3 locations in Chicago's western suburbs )
   3. Hackney's ( 6 locations throughout Chicagoland )
   4. Moody's Pub ( far north side of Chicago )
   5. Schoop's ( approx. 18 locations, mostly NW Indiana but a couple in Chicago's so. suburbs )


Carolina Bob

Buddy, thanks for reminding me about Fred's Bar and Paradise Pup; both very good ( especially the Pup. ) Some other favorites:

         Dog n Suds
         Fatburger
         Bill Grant's Wonderburger
         Steak n Shake
         Five Guys
         Portillo's
         White Castle 
         Ollieburger ( can these still be had anywhere? Ollie's Trolley maybe? ) 
        
        


Carolina Bob

Ever since I posted on this thread the other day, I've had a nagging feeling that I had omitted one of my favorite burgers from the list, but it wasn't until earlier today that my brain cells finally kicked in. The Beacon!! How could I possibly forget those great chili cheeseburgers at the Beacon in Spartansburg SC? The aging process is a cruel mistress...



Carolina Bob

Here's another one: the patty melt ( with Swiss cheese ) at Cedar Lake Kitchen in Cedar Lake IN.


Just so I understand correctly, your "Top 5 Burgers" include 17 different burgers?
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/06 14:08:36 (permalink)
Other than the first five, those burgers are spread out in different parts of the country.  Clearly, Bob is a great believer in that Steven Stills song, "Love the One You're With".

I for one support that attitude.

At least when it comes to Burgers (wife looking over shoulder...).

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/06 18:26:41 (permalink)
Steve, to answer your question: yes.

And Buddy, as they used to say on those Bartles and Jaymes commercials years ago, thank you for your support.
post edited by Carolina Bob - 2010/03/06 18:28:18
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/06 19:00:54 (permalink)
Engine Capt. I'm with you ! You mentioned some really good places in my old homeland!!

 I think all of us could search our local communities and come up with some great burgers from local eateries...and that's what RF is all about.
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/06 19:09:18 (permalink)
I really am surprised no one has mentioned my favorite burger of all time: Lucky Boy's Double Cheese Burger (Foothill Blvd., Pasadena California). An extra large bun topped with two giant beef patties and literally a salad bar of greens on top. Plenty of sauce and extremely hot, serve yourself, peppers on the counter.
 
Lucky Boy's the best.
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/07 10:52:19 (permalink)
my list tends to rotate from time to time.

1-KEWPEE-lima ohio. grew up on it.
2-CRABILLS-urbana ohio. if they had a dif bun they would be 1
3-HICKIES-new boston ohio. a bit bigger then crabills/wc burgers
4-Gahanna grill- Gahanna ohio
5-five guys-meh  l like to add one big chain. to not feel so snobby
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/07 16:18:23 (permalink)
1. Powers Hamburgers - Fort Wayne Indiana - great little mini slider style burgers loaded with onions dangling out the sides.
 
2. Triple X Restaurant - West Lafayette Indiana -  great burgers and other sandwiches - a Purdue favorite since the 1930's
 
3. Crabill's - Urbana Ohio -  yummy little slider burgers grilled in a pool of beef fat
 
4. K's Hamburger Shop - Troy Ohio - good sandwiches,  burgers and fries grilled in beef fat - around since the 1930's - FDR ate there.
 
5. The Spot Restaurant - Sidney Ohio - Yummy burgers , sandwiches  fries and onion rings and malts - been around since the 30's.
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/08 23:07:20 (permalink)
1. Red Robin ( get their Monster burger)
2. Ted's Montana Grill
3. Five Guys
4. Steak N Shake
5. Old Burdick's Bar and Grill in Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/14 18:29:16 (permalink)
Since I only consider a great burger to be one on a fresh hard roll...
1. Mine
2. Mine
3. Mine
4. Mine
5. Mine

There were a few up there that looked good on hard rolls and even one that was on an onion roll.  It's all about the mix of flavors for me.
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/14 19:24:39 (permalink)
Hot Dog King

Since I only consider a great burger to be one on a fresh hard roll...
1. Mine
2. Mine
3. Mine
4. Mine
5. Mine

There were a few up there that looked good on hard rolls and even one that was on an onion roll.  It's all about the mix of flavors for me.

 Could you explain your Burger and what type and make of roll? A recipe and meat mix or fat content. And if I am not asking too much already a picture...Russ
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/14 20:56:32 (permalink)
Just found my favorite burger while on vacation in Cambridge Mass...Mr Bartley's.....I did some research and found it was voted best burger by The Wall Street Journal ...and surprise...I believe I agree with a poll!!! What a juicy burger and so many varieties!!!! Anyone else out there ever been???
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/14 20:59:58 (permalink)
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/14 22:24:55 (permalink)
Mr. Barley's is very good and the atmosphere is definitely Road Food.  Still I put Luger's at the top of my list.  But I really don't have a list as I don't remember too many burgers that really were that memorable.  There are very good ones like In N Out, Red Robin, and Bartley's but nothing that really made me take notice like a Luger burger.  I could come up with a list for hot dogs though...
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/15 06:51:23 (permalink)
Not numbering since all of these were an equal level of awesome:

Kuma Burger, Kuma's Corner, Chicago
Bacon cheeseburger, Buchanan's, Calgary
John Edwards burger, Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage, Cambridge MA
Double-double burger, In N Out Burger, San Francisco
Hamburger, Elysian Fields, Seattle

Haven't been to Peter Luger's yet (makes note to put on list for September NYC trip).
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/15 09:29:42 (permalink)

I second your motion on the Pat La Frida Burger, they are awesome as is Pat La Frida!


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/20 01:13:41 (permalink)
1) Port of Call, New Orleans
2) Bud's Broiler, New Orleans

repeat as necessary to get to 5. 

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/20 04:13:16 (permalink)
Not a Clover Grill fan, little z?

Buddy
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/21 03:26:15 (permalink)
What's not to love about a burger cooked under a hubcap?

24 is not enough hours in a day for all the possible choices.
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/23 00:08:15 (permalink)
In no particular order:

Charlie Bob's in Nashville, TN...good, meaty, and flame-broiled
XXX Drive-In in West Lafayette, IN...made me remember how good Miracle Whip is on a burger
Becky's in Woodlawn, TN...a little diner in an A-frame with a double cheesburger so big you'll need to unhinge your jaw
General Cafe in hohenwald, TN...just good
I also had a wonderful burger in the bar at the Hyatt Regency at O'Hare Airport. I'm still amazed at how good it was, considering the source.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/03/24 11:14:56 (permalink)
#1 of all time  - Big Tee Burgers (Buena Park, CA) - Unfortunately the owners retired so it is no more, but they are a great memory.
 
New top 5
1) Hodad's (San Diego, CA)
2) Haven Gastro Pub (Orange, CA)
3) TK Burger (3 or 4 Beach locations So. Cal)
4) Knowloods (Various Locations in So. Cal)
5) Steak and Shake (East Coast)
 
In & Out is always a fallback
 
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/07/11 17:28:46 (permalink)
All these are around Phila.
the best one first  BURGER BAR (solly & 8101 roosevelt blvd at gallos seafood)


now the four others in no order
500 degrees (1504 sansom st phila pa)


standard tap (901 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA )


sketch burger (413 E. Girard ave phila pa)


capital grill (cherryhill nj)

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/07/13 07:22:08 (permalink)
I can't say these are the best in the country, just favorites from where I have lived.

(1) Mikes Grill, Blacksburg, VA (regular burger)
(2) Lynaughs, Lexington, KY - (blue cheese burger and the regular burger)
(3) Al's Bar, Lexington, KY (the locally raised burger)
(4) Apple Annies, Florence, SC (Chili Cheddar and Summerset burgers)
(5) Some grocery store in the middle of the mountains near Tazewell, VA. I will never forget you little burger, wherever the hell I was.


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/07/13 09:07:30 (permalink)
I don't particularly go out of my way for burgers, but here a few of my favorites (in no particular order):

1. Olde Tymer's Cafe (Durango, CO)
2. Outback Steakhouse
3. Ted's Montana Grill
4. Five Guy's
5. Blakes Lota Burger with Green Chiles
6. In and Out Burger
7. My own char grilled burgers
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers 2010/07/13 10:26:03 (permalink)
1.  A&W PapaBurger (various locations - not as many as there used to be)
2.  Kopp's Cheeseburger (Milwaukee/Glendale, WI)
3.  Dog n' Suds (haven't had one in years....left our area)
4.  Kraver's Custard Cheeseburger (Menomonee Falls, WI)
5.  Starlite Drive-in Concession Stand Cheeseburger (Menomonee Falls, WI circa '82...they've been closed a LONG time)
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