Miami's Ten Best Burgers: Bourbon Steak, Blue Collar, Lokal, and More
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Burgers these days can be made from anything -- lamb, turkey, pork, tuna, vegetables, ostrich. But as most will agree, the best ones are the classic. Give us a good-size hunk of beef, charred on the outside, pink on the inside, seasoned with salt and pepper, and we're in beefy heaven.
JR's Gourmet Burgers in Doral won our 2011 Best of Miami prize, while Five Guys won the Readers' Choice. Here are ten others we love. Please pass the ketchup.
Danny Meyer started the burger chain Shake Shack in New York, where gigantic lines form daily at lunchtime. Though Miami isn't as obsessed, you'll still likely have to wait a few minutes during peak hours. So what? Where else can you get hormone-free Black Angus beef for $3.75 ($4.25 with cheese)? Some critics complain the burgers are small, but we say that's to make room for cheese fries ($3.70) and a shake ($5.15).
Richard Hales is on his way to an Asian-fusion empire with Sakaya Kitchen, and his bulgogi burger just might be the catalyst for world domination. Basically a bacon cheeseburger with a twist, this patty is infused with classic Asian flavors and then gets topped with tater tots, spicy cheese sauce, and fresh pickles. For $6.99, that's a lot of burger to bite.