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New York City:Minetta Tavern.Signature Burger:Black Label Burger(topped with caramelized onions).Minetta Tavern’s excellent burgers use a beef blend dry-aged rib eye,skirt steak,brisket and short rib from famed purveyor Pat LaFrieda,and buns from Balthazar Bakery.
Cheddar-and-Onion Smashed Burgers
California: In-N-Out Burger Signature Burger: Cheeseburger. Even superstar chef Thomas Keller is a fan of the West Coast chain—and with good reason. The cooked-to-order burgers are made with beef from Southwest ranches and served with hand-cut fries. For a messier, more indulgent experience, order your burger "Animal Style" for extra sauce and chopped grilled onions. in-n-out.com Photo © Jess Lander.
Ohio: B-Spot Burgers Signature Burger: Lola Burger. YUM Michael Symon, F Best New Chef 1998, specializes in "meat on meat" burgers at his Ohio-based chain B-Spot. Named after his Cleveland flagship, the Lola Burger could almost double as a breakfast sandwich since it's piled high with bacon and a fried egg (in addition to pickled red onions, cheddar cheese and mayo). Photo © Paul Sobota.