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Midtown: The Empire Strikes Back at LT Burger, Falls Short

Midtown: The Empire Strikes Back at LT Burger, Falls Short

From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Sam Levison] LT Burger 8 West 40th St. New York, NY 10018 (map); ltburger.com Cooking Method:Grilled Short Order: Mediocre burgers at tourist trap prices fail to prove their worth Want Fries with That? Absolutely—a delicious fresh-cut take on fast-food shoestrings Price: The Standard, $9; +$1 for cheese; LT Backyard, $12; fries, $3.75 Before I associated it with a catchy jingle and post-WWII hegemon…

SoHo: Back Forty’s Locavore Burger Suffers Grass-feditis

SoHo: Back Forty’s Locavore Burger Suffers Grass-feditis

From A Hamburger Today Back Forty West 70 Prince St., New York NY 10012 (map); 212-219-8570; backfortynyc.com Cooking Method:Grilled Short Order: A potentially great burger that falls short with peripheral dryness Want Fries with That? Sure—fresh cut and well-cooked, but not earth-shattering Price: Grass Fed Burger, $12; +$2 for cheese, Heritage bacon; add fries, $2; basket of fries $6 Close your eyes for a moment and let these terms e…

Los Angeles: The Sad Burger at Juicy Lucy

Los Angeles: The Sad Burger at Juicy Lucy

From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Juicy Lucy 735 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles CA 90017 (map); 213-680-2881; thejuicylucy.com Cooking Method: Griddled Short Order: Another entry in the upscale casual “concept” burger market misses the mark Want Fries with That? No thanks; sad, undercooked spuds Price: The Juicy Lucy, $10; regular fries, $3; smothered fires, $4 It was only a matter of time. The rush on concept bu…

Los Angeles: More is Less for the Burger at The Morrison

Los Angeles: More is Less for the Burger at The Morrison

From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Damon Gambuto] The Morrison 3179 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90039 (map); 323-667-1839; themorrisonla.com Cooking Method: Griddled Short Order: A new Scottish influenced gastropub serves a burger of a uninspired excess Want Fries with That? Yes; these spuds were the only bright spot in this darkened tavern Price: Fillet Burger, $15; french fries, $6 One of the newest bar and restaurants to open in Los…

San Francisco: Head Off The Beaten Path for a Great Burger at Ganim’s

San Francisco: Head Off The Beaten Path for a Great Burger at Ganim’s

From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Wes Rowe] Ganim’s Market 1135 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94107 (map); 415-282-9289 Cooking Method: Griddled Short Order: Hand pattied, non-fancy burgers with great flavor and awesome crusts Want Fries with That? Comes with lots of fries; ask for extra salt Price: The Cheeseburger, $6.39; w/bacon, +$1.25; Jericho Burger, $7.49; Surf & Turf, $7.49 Notes: Open Mon. to Fri., 11a.m. – 9p.m.; Sat…

Washington, DC: The Flavor-Packed Cheeseburger from Palena Cafe

Washington, DC: The Flavor-Packed Cheeseburger from Palena Cafe

From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Brian Oh] Palena Cafe 3529 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008 (map); 202-537-9250; palenarestaurant.com Cooking Method: Wood grilled Short Order: An umami bomb of a burger presented minimally with maximum flavor Want Fries with That? Not included with the burger, but expertly fried truffle shoestring fries are a tasty complement Price: Palena Cheese Burger, $13; shoestring fries, $8 If you’v…

Los Angeles, CA: Granville Is Making a Good, Not Great Burger

Los Angeles, CA: Granville Is Making a Good, Not Great Burger

From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Granville Cafe 121 North San Fernando Boulevard, Burbank CA 91502 (map); 818-848-4726; granvillecafe.com Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: A higher end burger that delivers on the beef, but is undermined by the bun Want Fries with That? Yes! These skin-on spuds are beautifully balanced Price: The Village Burger (w/housemade potato chips), $10; add fries, +1 My friends have become wary o…

Atlanta: Scratch Your Itch for Outstanding Diner-Style Burgers at Scratch… fresh

Atlanta: Scratch Your Itch for Outstanding Diner-Style Burgers at Scratch… fresh

From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Todd Brock] Scratch… fresh 12872 Highway 9 North, Suite 110, Alpharetta GA 30004 (map); 678-393-9059; scratch-fresh.com Cooking Method: Flat top Short Order: Unassuming strip mall mom-and-pop dishes out superb diner-style burgers, killer breakfast, and serious desserts Want Fries with That? They’re frozen, but good, and even better doused in the house Burger Sauce Price: Scratch Burger, $4.7…

Los Angeles: Weiland Brewery Exemplifies the Value of a Mediocre Burger

Los Angeles: Weiland Brewery Exemplifies the Value of a Mediocre Burger

From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Weiland Brewery 400 E 1st Street, Los Angeles 90012 (map); 213-680-2881; weilandbrewery.net/WBR Cooking Method: Griddled Short Order: This standard American bistro makes a standard cheeseburger that is just ok Want Fries with That? Yes; I tried both with and without garlic and there’s no bad choice Price: Classic Beef Burger (two toppings and fries), $8.95 From a reviewer’s pe…

Kona, HI: A Cheeseburger in Paradise at the Four Season’s Beach Tree

Kona, HI: A Cheeseburger in Paradise at the Four Season’s Beach Tree

From A Hamburger Today [Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Beach Tree 72-100 Ka’upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona HI 96740 (map); 323-667-1839; fourseasons.com Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: The cheeseburger lives up to the high expectations you have of the Four Seasons Want Fries with That? Yes; the fries are expertly handled and match the fine burger Price: B.I. Burger w/fries, $19 Special occasions, like birthdays or holidays, demand speci…

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