Here are twenty five of the most buzzed-about burgers across the United States. What follows is a list of restaurants that have, for the most part, opened over the last twelve months. Among the choices are establishments that focus mainly on burgers (Kuma's Too in Chicago, Slowburger in Portland, Rattlecan in Las Vegas,TAG Burger Bar in Denver), as well as restaurants that offer a wider selection of items in addition to a stellar burger (Au Cheval in Chicago, Hickory Lane in Philly).
Some are fairly straightforward takes on the burger, like the one you'll find at Reynard in Brooklyn, New York, while others can be subject to a slew of variations and options (Five Star in St. Louis, Grill 'Em All in Los Angeles, Mussel & Burger Bar in Louisville). And, of course, there are off-the-menu burgers which are actually really easy to get your hands on (the Mornay-drowned patty at Two Boroughs Larder in Charleston and the basil aioli, crispy onion burger at Boston's Sinclair American Kitchen). For last year's Burger Heatmap, see here. To the full 2013 list:
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