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Foodbme

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Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/19/11 1:15 AM (permalink)
The January 2012 Issue of Phoenix Magazine, www.phoenixmag.com , graded 9 of the city's meat retreats rating everything from from beef to bun and sides to service. These are not necessarily FF Burgers and they are the mags ratings, not mine, so don't shoot the messenger. So if you're coming out to any Bowl Games, the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction, the PGA Golf Tournament, Spring Training or just to get out of Winter weather, here's some possibilities:
  1. DELUX - Grade A+ www.deluxburger.com
  2. BLU BURGER - Grade A www.bluburger.com
  3. THE CHUCK BOX - Grade A www.thechuckbox.com
  4. ZINBURGER - Grade A www.foxrc.com
  5. JOE'S FARM GRILL - Grade B+ www.joesfarmgrill.com
  6. LENNY'S BURGERS - Grade B http://www.lennysburger.com/home.php
  7. THE ORIGINAL HAMBURGER WORKS - Grade B- www.originalhamburgerworks.com
  8. THE GRIND - Grade C www.thegrindaz.com
  9. GREASEWOOD FLATS - Grade D www.greasewoodflats.net
So, there you have it. Like all lists, some will agree and some will disagree so try them all and make up your own mind.
BTW, this issue also lists 80 other best places to eat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch and Happy Hour.
Many of them have already been mentioned on Roadfood but there are many new places as well.
<message edited by Foodbme on Mon, 12/19/11 1:36 AM>
 
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    JRPfeff

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    Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/19/11 8:50 AM (permalink)
    Where is Indulge Burgers?  They easily beat Blu Burger.
     
    And Smashburger beat them both.
     
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      MetroplexJim

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      Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/19/11 8:58 AM (permalink)
      That's a great link.  Thanks.  Scottsdale is a wonderful place to spend a few weeks in January.
       
      I really have to question the natives though on how they, in a town with Donovan's (a worthy successor to Harris'), could vote Ruth's Chris as "best steakhouse".  Yikes!
       
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        MetroplexJim

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        Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/19/11 9:02 AM (permalink)
        FYI, the Dallas branch of The Heart Attack Grill "expired" only two months after opening.  Talk about a sudden death!
         
        #4
          kaszeta

          Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/19/11 9:14 AM (permalink)
          I've been to 1, 3, and 5 several times, and enjoy all of them.  In fact, hoping to stop by the Chuck Box later this week.  Might have to search out Blu and Indulge as well.
           
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            Davwud

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            Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/19/11 9:17 AM (permalink)
            Hit up The Grind when I was in Phoenix in October and thought it was great. Much, much better than a C.
             
            DT
             
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              Foodbme

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              Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/19/11 12:53 PM (permalink)
              Ya'll,
              You need to keep in mind that they used several criteria to arrive at a grade everything from from beef to bun and sides to service. You need to read the whole article to understand why they graded as they did.
              Davwud,
              In the case of the Grind, it was the condiments. They weren't fresh the day they were there and the lettuce had brown edges.
              JRPfeff.
              1st I've heard of Indulge Burgers. It's a new place isn't it? Maybe they weren't open yet when the survey was done. Their web site looks interesting. I'll have to try them out. PHX Mag did an article on them recently. It was started by the guy who owned a 5 & Diner in Scottsdale. Here's the article;
              http://www.indulgeburgers.com/phoenix%20mag%20interview.pdf
               
              <message edited by Foodbme on Mon, 12/19/11 1:02 PM>
               
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                acer2x

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                Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/19/11 6:24 PM (permalink)
                 
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                  Foodbme

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                  Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/19/11 6:30 PM (permalink)
                  Acer2x,
                  I have not and based on the AZcentral write up, it doesn't sound like I need to be in a big hurry to get there. Sounds like it's positioned somewhere between McDonalds and 5 Guys.
                   
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                    JRPfeff

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                    Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/19/11 6:40 PM (permalink)
                    Foodbme - If you go to Indulge Burger bring your life savings and order a burger with peanut butter on it. They are surprisingly good.
                     
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                      markolenski

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                      Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/19/11 10:29 PM (permalink)
                      We now have two in San Diego. The burger is like a Charbroiled In N Out burger. The bun is a sesame seed bun that is not my favorite but is a nice change of pace at a fair price.
                       
                      acer2x


                      @foodbme

                      Have you been to Habit Burger?

                      http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/dining/articles/2011/12/21/20111221habit-burger-grill-chandler-review.html


                       
                      #11
                        kaszeta

                        Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/26/11 10:21 PM (permalink)
                        Didn't make it to Blu or Indulge.  Darn.
                        Did make it back to the Chuck Box, for one of my favorite burgers: a Tijuana Torpedo on wheat with pepperjack:
                         

                         
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                          wheregreggeats.com

                          Re:Phoenix AZ Burger Wars Mon, 12/26/11 10:44 PM (permalink)
                          Greasewood Flat   s   ... has always been a favorite of mine.
                          Burger ???
                          Atmosphere ???
                          Doesn't matter !!!
                          <message edited by wheregreggeats.com on Mon, 12/26/11 10:47 PM>
                           
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