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Watch: Classic Burgers Are a Thing of Beauty at the White Rose

“The Meat Show” goes to New Jersey for a simple take on one of America’s favorite foods

A classic burger is a thing of beauty. For this episode of The Meat Show, host Nick Solares goes back in time (figuratively) to taste history at White Rose, a thimble-sized New Jersey diner where Americana practically oozes from the walls.

The burger at White Rose was born out of need: Local workers wanted cheap, good food for lunch, and they wanted it made quickly. White Rose keeps quality high with daily bread and meat deliveries, and churns out orders quickly with a streamlined process that’s been the same for decades. Start with a patty, smash it, add onions, a bun, some cheese, and that’s it. The result? A super-savory burger rife with caramelized grill flavors and packaged in the simplest, squishiest white bread imaginable. Eat it on its own, or pair it with pickles, but don’t ask it to be anything more than it is. It’s already perfect.

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