I am a bit of a burger freak and have tried most of the burgers on your list. My favorite burger is from a place that is on your list, but is completely unknown for making bugers. That would be RUB BBQ. Their meat blend and cooking technique is magical!!
I need to get to RUB BBQ on Monday night for that "magical" burger!! It looks phenomenal in your pic, Billyboy !
Good & messy, and crusty (cast-iron skillet, WOW)
Ironically, I just went to the RUB BBQ for their brisket burnt ends, and their homemade pastrami "reuben crusher" sandwich..
visited on Sunday, Jan. 31st. I had a "meat up" with TEDDY, (www.pastramiblog.blogspot.com
) who flew in from San
Francisco for some pastrami adventures, etc... he is a young 25 year old Polish kid who just loves his pastrami...
(stay tuned for my probable roadfood.com trip report!)
And I had recently read about the RUB burger, and their huge BEEF RIB being served on Monday nights only...
I had comtemplated returning the next day to RUB, but caught up in an orgy of otherNYC food, joints so I never made it back...
But, I will be back !!
IMO, it looks better than that JG Melon Burger.... that one looks good, but "boring"...
I like messy !! (espescially when the condiments are already all put on the burger for you!)
P.S. Those french fries at the STAND look AWESOME !