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clarke%27sburger.jpgThe chefs at Chef's Feed just came out with their list of 100 Favorite Burgers of Our Nation's Best Chefs. Here are the winners in Miami, though they mean South Florida, where the app plans to launch in a few weeks (click here to download that app); asterisk means that multiple chefs chose that burger:
8oz. Burger Bar: The 8 oz. burger, Smokehouse burger; Bite Gastrotruck: Double bacon burger; Burger & Beer Joint: Thunder Road burger; Mr. Bartley’s: The Jersey Shore burger; Clarke’s: Clarke’s burger; Gastropod: Mo’better burger; Le Tub: Sirloinburger;Shake Shack: Double shack burger, Shack burger *; Tobacco Road: Death burger. [ChefsFeed]

March 8, 2012
100 Favorite Burgers of Our Nation’s Best Chefs
From five-starred to dive bar, our chefs have compiled a lengthy list of their favorite burgers in our nine current Chefs Feed cities (including a sneak peak from PDX and MIA). Ranging from the classic diner burger to those topped with seared foie, these are the burgers that the chefs eat when they’re not in their own kitchens cooking.

When chef Sang Yoon of Father’s Office in LA isn’t flipping the famed burgers at his own restaurants, he heads to Tommy’s for a different style of burger: the double chili cheeseburger. He says, “It’s the messiest burger anywhere. After a night of abusing yourself, the double chili cheese is often the only way to cure all that ails.”

In Boston, chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger favors the burger from Radius. Made with prime beef, the burger has crispy onions, horseradish sauce, and Vermont cheddar that is “perfectly melted and every component is top notch.” According to him, “this burger is off the charts.”

Over in NYC, A Voce’s chef Missy Robbins, along with three other New York chefs, likes her char-grilled burger with Roquefort from The Spotted Pig, served with a side of the “crispiest, tastiest shoestring fries tossed with rosemary and garlic,” to accompany what she firmly believes to be “simply the best burger in New York.”

Heading South, the burgers at Philly’s Village Whiskey are turning the heads of four of our chefs. Chef Marc Vetri favors their Village burger, because its patty comes together with “hand-chopped and twice-ground grass-fed, grain-finished Maine beef.” Topped with Bibb lettuce and Thousand Island on a house-made sesame bun, as Vetri says, “This is a no-nonsense burger.”

Moving West to Chicago, chef Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia says you must “go hungry” to tackle his favorite burger in the windy city. Coming from Kuma’s Corner, the Led Zeppelin burger, he says, “demands a commitment.” The beast comes with a 10-ounce patty topped with bacon, cheddar, pulled pork, and barbecue sauce all on a pretzel roll. As Zimmerman says, “It’s two great sandwiches on one bun.”

Across the country in San Francisco, Frances’ chef Melissa Perello enjoys the burger from the 4505 Meats stand at the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market. What makes this grass-fed patty stand out to Perello is that it’s “freshly ground with lots of fat.” Then, when you add Vella Cheese’s Mezzo Secco from Sonoma County and chef Ryan Farr’s creamy, tangy secret sauce, you have a great burger to eat with a great view of the bay.

Up in Seattle, two of our chefs love the half-pound, American-cheesed Spring Hill burger from the new Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whiskey. Chef Jason McClure says, “The burgers are formed and grilled à la minute,” topped with bacon and American cheese. And according to chef Erika Burke, it’s served with “fries fried in beef fat, and they’re to die for.”

And for those of you headed to SXSW in a few days, chefs in Austin like their burgers spicy. With serrano chiles, jalapeño Jack cheese, and cilantro mayonnaise, the Amarillo Burger from Casino el Camino satisfies Uchi’s pastry chef, Philip Speer’s, midnight craving. He says, “It’s a late-night, punk rockabilly, tattooed, drunken burger.”

Now that you’ve had a taste of what our chefs have to say, let us know what you think. We present to you our first Chefs Feed burger list. And don’t fret, we will continually update as we expand into more cities (ahem, Miami, Portland, Houston, and more) and have more chefs’ picks from our current cities.

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* chosen by multiple chefs

AUSTIN
Casino el Camino: The Amarillo burger *
Counter Cafe: Counter burger
Hopdoddy Burger Bar: Buffalo Bill burger, The Classic burger, Greek burger, Magic Shroom burger
Hut’s Hamburgers: The Fats Domino burger
Nau’s Enfield Drug: Cheeseburger
P. Terry’s: Double w/ cheese burger
Wink Wine Bar: Wink Brie burgers

BOSTON
Charlie’s Kitchen: Double jalapeño cheeseburger
Five Guys: Cheeseburger
Harvest: Boyden Farms burger
Mr. Bartley’s: The Jersey Shore burger
Neptune Oyster: Neptune burger
Radius: “The Burger”
Tasty Burger: Mushroom burger, Cheeseburger *
Trina’s Starlite Lounge: Burger

CHICAGO
25 Degrees: Number one burger
The Bad Apple: Burger
Diner Grill: Cheeseburger
DMK Burger Bar: #1, #4 *
Edzo’s Burger Shop: Deluxe burger, Double cheeseburger *
Hot Chocolate: Hamburger *
Kuma’s Corner: Led Zeppelin burger
Naha: Famous Naha half-pound burger
Nightwood: Wood-grilled cheeseburger
Owen & Engine: Burger
Ramova Grill: Chili cheeseburger w/ a fried egg
Top Notch Beef Burgers: Deluxe beefburger *

LOS ANGELES
Father’s Office: Father’s Office burger
In-n-Out: Burger
Pie ‘n Burger: Cheeseburger
Short Order: Ida’s Old School Burger
Tommy’s: Double chili cheeseburger
Umami Burger: Hatch burger, Umami burger *
Westside Tavern: Cheeseburger

MIAMI
8oz. Burger Bar: The 8 oz. burger, Smokehouse burger
Bite Gastrotruck: Double bacon burger
Burger & Beer Joint: Thunder Road burger
Mr. Bartley’s: The Jersey Shore burger
Clarke’s: Clarke’s burger
Gastropod: Mo’better burger
Le Tub: Sirloinburger
Shake Shack: Double shack burger, Shack burger *
Tobacco Road: Death burger

NEW YORK CITY
The Breslin: Chargrilled lamb burger *
The Brindle Room: Cheeseburger
Daddy-O: Bacon-cheddar burger
Delicatessen: Delicatessen burger
Diner: Grass-fed cheeseburger
Great Jones Café: Cheeseburger
JG Melon: Cheeseburger
Marlow & Sons: The burger
Minetta Tavern: Black label burger *
Shake Shack: Shack burger, Shack stack burger *
The Spotted Pig: Chargrilled burger w/ Roquefort *
Thistle Hill Tavern: Burger

PHILADELPHIA
500 Degrees: Philafel burger
Butcher & Singer: Butcher burger
The Dandelion: House blend aged beef burger
Good Dog Bar & Restaurant: Good dog burger
London Grill: The London burger
Misconduct Tavern: Foie gras burger
Pub & Kitchen: Churchill burger, Parliament burger *
Rouge: Burger *
Royal Tavern: Burger w/ stuffed potato skins
South Philadelphia Tap Room: Burger *
Village Whiskey: Whiskey king burger, Village burger *

PORTLAND
Biwa: Biwa Hamburger
Café Castagna: Hamburger
Grüner: Grilled hamburger
Killer Burger: Classic burger
Lardo: Double burger
Little Bird: “Little Pigeon” burger

SAN FRANCISCO
15 Romolo: Yo-mama burger
4505 Meats: Cheeseburger *
Marlowe: Burger
Nopa: Grass-fed burger *
Serpentine: Burger
Super Duper: Super burger
Tipsy Pig: The Tipsy Burger
Whiz Burger: The Classic Whiz burger
Zeitgeist: Burger

SEATTLE
Built Burger: 21 Gleason burger
Dick’s: Cheeseburger, Dick’s deluxe burger *
Elliot Bay Café: Chorizo burger
Li’l Woody’s: Li’l Woody burger
Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whiskey: Spring Hill ½ lb burger *
Skillet Diner: Burger
Tilth: Duck burgers
The Tin Table: Floozy burger
Uneeda Burger: #1 (The classic), #7 (Madame burer) *

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