“Mmmm, This IS a tasty burger.”


I’m watching a documentary right now called Hamburger America.  It is making me crazy with hunger, even though I just ate lunch.  This sort of food propaganda is a menace.  But, the burgers look so damn tasty.

The filmaker goes across the country checking out some regional and unique burger styles.  To wit:

Dyer’s Burgers, Memphis, TN–A burger deep fried in ninety year old grease.

Ted’s Restaurant, Meriden, CT— Home of the steamed cheesebuger.  A favorite of Principal Skinner.

The Wheel In, Sedalia, MO–The Guber Burger.  No, not named after a famed Hollywood douchebag producer, but a hamburger topped with peanut butter.  It looks better than it sounds.

Solly’s Grille, Milwaukee, WI— The Butter Burger.  Only in Wisconsin.  A huge scoop of butter melting over a damn burger.  I like it.

The Meers Store & Restaurant, Meers, OK–They keep a herd of Texas Longhorns (no, not the football team) out back.  The beef is as fresh as possible and is ground on-site.

Bobcat Bite Restaurant, Santa Fe, NM–The Green Chile Cheeseburger.  I want one that looks just like this

Louis’ Lunch, New Haven, CT–Family owned for the last hundred years.  The burgers are cooked in the same kooky cast-iron ovens from the dawn of the 20th century.

Billygoat Tavern, Chicago, IL–"Cheezeborger, Cheezeborger, Cheezeborger!" A Chicago landmark most famously parodied on SNL back in the golden age.  Also the home of the Billy Goat Curse.

I’m either going to Fat Mo’s or to seek out the elusive Big Kahuna Burger, and possibly a tasty beverage to wash it down.



6 Responses to ““Mmmm, This IS a tasty burger.””

  1. john h Says:

    The guacamole burger at Bobby’s Dairy Dip belongs in this league. Actually ANY burger at Bobby’s belongs in this grouping, but I’m partial to the guac with jalapenos..

  2. newscoma Says:

    Dyer’s Burgers is on Turner South right now.That’s some nasty looking grease.87 year old grease? Ummm … okay.

  3. Jagosaurus Says:

    If you come to the DC area, I’ll treat you to a burger from Five Guys. Best. Burgers. Ever. Also? The best fries on the planet.Well, in my opinion.http://www.fiveguys.com/I’m hungry.

  4. friedapplepie Says:

    I’ve gotta vouch for Louis’ Lunch. There’s a sort of hilarious snobbery that’s part of the "local color," where you get tossed out if you ask for ketchup and if they don’t like the looks of you they’ll charge you more (prices aren’t listed on the walls). They sure do make a damn fine burger though.

  5. Huck Says:

    If you’re ever down Birmingham way, make sure to stop in one of the Milo’s hamburger joints ’round town. Be sure to specify that your onions be "grilled". Also, get a few extra cups of sauce for dipping your fries.Then do it all again and order it to go. After that, call me and I’ll meet you when you get back to town for the hand-off.

  6. SistaSmiff Says:

    I have found the best cheeseburger you can get your hands on…in Sumner County. Said burgers are made at Jaybirds on Stop Thirty Rd., just off New Shackle Island Rd. in Hendersonville.

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