Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.
A couple of weeks ago, I asked burger kingpin Josh Ozersky for his top 10 burger spots around the country. Josh focused like a laser on places that served up American cheeseburgers on squishy buns, from Keller’s Drive-In in Dallas to Mar’sel in California.
In honor of Independence Day, Josh is making an exception to his ironclad rules about buns and cheese and broadening his - and everyone’s - burger horizons.
Tell it, Josh.
Chopped Beef on Toast Sandwich: Louis’ Lunch - New Haven, Connecticut
El Doble: Txikito - New York City
Jucy Lucy: Matt’s Bar - Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Original Maid-Rite: Maid-Rite - multiple locations
Patty Melt: Steak ’n Shake - multiple locations
Lamb Burger: The Breslin - New York City
Medium-Rare 2×3, Extra Toasted: In-N-Out Burger - multiple locations
Double Burger with Cheese: White Castle - multiple locations
To my knowledge, only White Castle, Krystal and Kewpie’s make them. White Castle’s double cheeseburger, with its inner slice of bread almost disintegrating, is as rich as cheesecake.
Umami Burger: Umami Burger - Los Angeles, California
Do you agree with this list? Post your favorite burger joint in the comments below.
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