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Old 04-12-15, 11:17 AM   #26
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Re: Determining the Best Burger

You at least need to separate grilled over open flame from fried on an electric griddle

IMO, the "BEST" burger would be flame grilled (kissed) and a little 'fuzzy char' on the outside, that really brings out the best in beef flavor.

If you lump them all together, the electric grilled ones should all be at the bottom

Seasoning, and grill flavor are very important, but yes, price is right up there at the top as well. this is why I don't eat five guys anymore, blah electric griddle, no seasoning, and a burger is $10 + dollars (full lunch is closer to $15) and just not worth it for electric fried blandness with some extra toppings to cover it up...
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Old 04-12-15, 05:50 PM   #27
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Electric grilled ones have their place. They're nice and greasy (thinking Steak n Shake style).

I think Troy has it right. Three categories. Fast food, fast/casual and (5-Guys type to chain restaurants) then gourmet places (steak houses, local joints etc)
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Old 04-13-15, 12:50 AM   #28
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A lot of helpful replies already, but I'd like to add my thoughts here, since some of my criteria for evaluating burgers are a bit different.

Durability: How well does the burger hold up? Does it turn into a mess if you drop it from a great height? Is it waterproof? What if you hurl Chinese throwing stars at it?

Loyalty: Will the burger betray you? Is it with you for you or just biding its time until something better comes along?

Warranty: What's covered? Okay, but what's really covered? Read the fine print!

Appearance: With food, presentation is almost as important as the ingredients. Therefore: Does the burger have nice tits? How many?

X Factor: Standardized metrics cannot possibly capture those indefinable qualities that make every one of us special and unique. To account for this, add 35 points to the score for each burger.

Onions: Are the onions overpoweringly strong? If so, you should probably avoid talking to people right after eating this burger.

Gini Coefficient: Self-explanatory.
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Old 04-13-15, 06:37 AM   #29
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All god points, dork.
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Old 04-13-15, 08:22 AM   #30
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Old 04-13-15, 09:04 AM   #31
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[Draven]All burgers taste the same.[/Draven]
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Old 04-13-15, 02:38 PM   #32
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The meat & bun are the most important. Especially in that they need to be fresh made - the meat has be be ground fresh, in house, each day, and the buns need to be fresh, as in no older than a day or two.

The price is a weird variable that depends on context; how big is the burger, what grade of meat/cheese are you using, etc.? Some $6 burgers are worth double that, and some $12 aren't worth half that - it all depends. But beisdes the quality/freshness of the ingredients, it's all about how it's made. Some places over-cook and some places just make it too sloppy, or not sloppy enough.

But ultimately, really good burgers can be diverse - you can have 5 equally amazing burgers, and yet they'll be completely different.
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Old 04-13-15, 03:53 PM   #33
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My take on this. Order the specialty burger at every restaurant, some places it's just a basic cheeseburger, other places it's some loaded up monstrosity. For example, at Five Guys, you'd order the bacon cheeseburger "All the Way". After receiving the burger, cut it in half. One half you will pick apart and taste every component individually, the other half is for the cohesive whole. You want see how it comes together, if an ingredient gets lost in the mix and has so purpose to being included. When you bite into the bacon layer, does it break apart or do you pull the whole strip out? Is it a soggy mess at the end?

There's no set rules in my mind, a burger either works or it doesn't. I used to always think a thick, juicy patty was the best, Five Guys showed me a thin, smashed patty can still be delicious.

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Old 04-13-15, 04:28 PM   #34
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I should add, if the burger has high-quality fresh-ground meat, it should most definitely NOT be cooked more than medium-rare. Medium will dry it out and take away a lot of it's natural flavor.
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Old 04-13-15, 04:43 PM   #35
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I should add, if the burger has high-quality fresh-ground meat, it should most definitely NOT be cooked more than medium-rare. Medium will dry it out and take away a lot of it's natural flavor.
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Old 04-13-15, 07:12 PM   #36
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[Draven]All burgers taste the same.[/Draven]
I forgot about that one...

Pincho Factory in Miami has an amazing juicy burger, with tostones (fried crunchy plantains) as a bun:



Besides the tostones, the Toston Burger has jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and cilantro sauce. Magnificent! The "scenery" ain't bad either...
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Old 04-13-15, 07:27 PM   #37
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I'd also say when you are near the end and ranking your top three, go visit those three again for the ultimate final analysis.
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Old 04-13-15, 07:32 PM   #38
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^^^Kinda what I was thinking. The best way to determine if a burger is your favorite and is something exceptional, is to tally up the times you came back after your first visit.
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Old 04-13-15, 09:06 PM   #39
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If that's the case, a Wendy's #1 (single) and an In-and-Out #2 (single) can't be beat.

And I could see that as true. Pretentious restaurateur blue cheese and red wine burgers are great sometimes. But I can really go for a Wendy's or In-and-Out anytime.
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Old 04-14-15, 01:38 AM   #40
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Pincho Factory in Miami has an amazing juicy burger, with tostones (fried crunchy plantains) as a bun:
That burger looks good, but plantains...
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Old 04-14-15, 06:20 AM   #41
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You take that back about the plátano. That big banana has never done anything to you.
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$20 burgers can be awesome, but sometimes I just want a White Castle. And while I could afford $20 burgers every week, I'd rather have a fast food burger and $18 worth of other stuff; at least about 50 of the 52 weeks.
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Old 04-14-15, 12:05 PM   #43
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The best burger is the one I make at home. In my cast iron grill pan on my charcoal grill. No toppings needed but I do like a few slices of tomato and pickles.
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Old 04-15-15, 03:09 PM   #46
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Here's a proper meat-to-bun ratio:

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Old 04-15-15, 03:21 PM   #47
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Half price cheeseburgers (all variety apparently) at Sonic for Tax Day. BOGO Whoopers and Big Macs.

Lots of other Tax Day food deals, as always.
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Old 04-15-15, 10:34 PM   #48
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I'd also say when you are near the end and ranking your top three, go visit those three again for the ultimate final analysis.

That is a fantastic suggestion. Thank you!
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Here's a proper meat-to-bun ratio:

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Was that entire burger DEEP FRIED along with the french fries?
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Old 04-16-15, 06:21 AM   #50
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You might as well put a crouton on each side of a meatloaf.
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