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Originally Posted by lancebanyon
Where in Germany and what style? Germany is known for lot's of things - curry wurst, gluhwein, lebkuchen, brats, beer, etc - but, regardless of the Hamburg history, I've never heard anyone make reference to German hamburgers as being a specialty of the country. I live here and I won't eat them, but then again that's just me. Most people in my village eat fricadelles or fleischkase in a brotchen instead of hamburgers, but that could be a regional thing. I won't eat pommes with mayonaisse either.
This family run diner in Cologne is my absolute favourite for a non-chain burger in Germany. Standing room and take away only but everything they do is from scratch and has a great taste.
I'm surprised that people prefer under-cooked burgers as in the uk burgers cooked to under 160 degrees (Well done")are con sidered hazardous and it is considered a food risk to undercook burgers and in particular to hold them at lower than that.
I guess we all have a different view of risk .......
Originally Posted by Sweet Willie
The places I go for a med rare burger are making it to order so no hold time.
Just like anyone who enjoys sushi or other raw/undercooked items, one has to have faith that the restaurant is using high quality vendors/supplies. I think my faith may be a bit stronger than the usual consumer
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Originally Posted by ryanthekiwi
What sort of sides would you enjoy with your burger? I can't think of anything better than fresh thin onion rings.
I'm right there with you on this. I don't have either very often, but if I'm going to do the damage, a great burger (which I can easily make at home) with a few perfectly--and freshly--cooked (thin or thick) onion rings (which I can't easily make at home) is a winner.
My dad grew up in New England and refers to the sandwich as a "Hamburg". So did a friend from Erie, Pennsylvania. I love to hear the different regional names for food items, i.e., soda/pop/coke; milkshake/frappe; grinders/hoagies/subs, etc.
I was surprised when I ordered a hamburger in Sydney and it had a fried egg on it. Different that what I am used to, but good.
I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.
Last edited by youreadyfreddie; Dec 10, 12 at 4:08 pm.
Kumas corner in Chicago! Get there early...and enjoy a cool atmosphere and one of the best burgers ever. Pretzel buns, great fries and some pretty funky topping combos.
I'm heading to ATL next week so will try out Ann's...Ghetto Burger sounds right up my alley.
Another vote for Kuma's! I've had a lot of burgers in my day, and Kuma's is the clear winner in my opinion.
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Splitz Grill in Whistler, BC. No contest.
I make it my mission to find the best burger everywhere I go but far and away, the #1, absolute best burger in the world is Splitz Grill in Whistler, BC (there is also a location in Vancouver). Make sure you get the Splitz sauce!
A reasonably close runner up would be The Red Onion, also in Vancouver.
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The lamb cheeseburger at La Bonne Soupe on 55th Street in New York City is right up there. It's topped with Gruyere cheese and served with excellent fries.
If we're talking beef burgers, I really like The Counter in Times Square again in New York City. It's really reasonably priced for New York and you can pick from a ton of toppings. I did a third pound burger last time with blue cheese, au jus and cucumbers and it was phenomenal. Plus, their Parmesan fries are great.
You can see the burgers my friends had in the background and the toppings on theirs.
And you may ask yourself...well...how did I get here?
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Originally Posted by hmv
Instead of How I Met Your Mother's search for the best burger in New York, I want to know where to find the best burger in the world according to the Flyertalk community.
To kick-off this topic, the best burger I had so far: The M-Burger in Chicago http://www.mburgerchicago.com/
Very tasteful and contains bacon, cheese and a secret M-Burger sauce sold at 4 locations across the city.
On their facebook-page they also publish a monthly secret menu with a pumpkin-shake on it right now.
So, what's your favorite burger in the world?
I do love MBurger.
For similar type burgers, I also love Five Guys and, to a lesser extent, Shake Shack