Josh Ozersky has written on his carnivorous exploits for Time, Esquire and now Food & Wine; he has authored several books, including The Hamburger: A History; and he is the founder of the Meatopia food festival. Follow him on Twitter @OzerskyTV.
Happy burger season! As we do at this time every year, we begged our favorite burger expert, Josh Ozersky, for his Top 10 Must-Try Burgers list for 2014. Ozersky is the author of the excellent "The Hamburger: A History." He gave it some thought, and then handed over his awesome list, plus intel on why these places made the cut.
Only a madman or a glutton with infinite resources could hope to eat every hamburger in America. Think of how big the country is! And yet, it would be equally ludicrous to suppose that the 10 burgers I listed here last year are still the country’s best. Every year new hamburger debutantes have their coming-out parties, and each year obscure starlets emerge from the hinterlands to enchant even the most effete of critics.
Here then is this year’s edition. Not all are new; and not all are necessarily mind-blowing. A few, like Hildebrandt’s and Dyer’s, owe as much to their picturesque surroundings and rich history as they do to the salt and blood of their beef. But all 10 of these burgers deserve our attention, our respect, and most of all, our willingness to eat several of them, one after the other.
1. Harry’s Bar and Burger - Providence, Rhode Island
2. Montmartre - New York City
3. Alden & Harlow - Boston, Massachusetts
4. Knife - Dallas, Texas
5. Trifecta - Portland, Oregon
6. White Hut - Massachusetts
7. Dyer’s Burgers - Memphis, Tennessee
8. Holeman & Finch - Atlanta, Georgia
9. Hildebrandt’s - Williston Park, Long Island, NY
10. Mile End - New York City
Do you agree with this list? Post your favorite burger joint in the comments below.
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