74. Kobe Burger at CG Burgers

Categories: Favorite Dishes
It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com

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Lee Klein
74. Kobe Burger at CG Burgers

In our current glut of boutique burger emporiums serving supposedly "gourmet" hamburgers, CG Burgers' patties stand out from the rest. Firstly, there are more choices than anywhere else -- as in burgers built from bison, turkey, vegetables, all-natural Angus, USDA Prime Beef, or, the favorite we feature here today, Kobe. All are tasty and come on sesame seed or whole wheat bun with free options of lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños, horseradish chipotle sauce, grilled onions, mushrooms, or peppers. Of course it would be crazy to put all of those potential garnishes together on one burger; we generally skip the mushrooms. And when we get the Kobe Burger, at most we'll go with lettuce or tomato -- because you really don't want to cover up the full beefy flavor.

Is the beef used Japanese A5 Kobe? Of course not; we're lucky if it's even American Kobe. Isn't chopping Kobe beef and cooking it past a rare state the worst method of eating this delicately fat-laced meat? Yes, it is. Isn't $9.95 an awful lot to pay for a six-ounce fast-food burger? Good question! Again: yes, it is. But but but...$9.95 is not too much to fork over for an indisputably delicious, flavor-potent patty (and something of a bargain relative to Wagyu pricing). Plus if it's that tasty, who cares about the specific pedigree of cow and whether we're getting all we can from the cut of beef. The CG Kobe Burger is simply the best tasting fast food burger around. Add a side of french fries culled from fresh whole potatoes and an ice cold beer on tap and just enjoy.

100 Favorites Dishes

75. Brie Mozzarella Sticks at The Local
76. Paleta de Elote at La Michoacana Paleteria
77. Strawberry Fields Roll at I Love Sushi
79. Pork Rillettes at Buena Vista Deli
80. Chicken Fricassee at Le Bouchon Du Grove
81. Bacon & Egg Udon at Gigi
82. Wagyu Gunkan at SushiSamba Dromo
83. Grilled Tiger Prawns at Mare Nostrum
84. The Lokal Burger at Lokal
85. Porchetta Sandwich at Salumeria 104
86. Nitro Ice Cream at Haven Gastro-Lounge
87. Red Burger at Red Restaurant
88. Carnitas Torta at Mercadito's Taqueria
89. Bone Marrow Ropa Vieja at Eating House
90. Mushroom-Crusted Grouper at the River Seafood & Oyster Bar
91. Crispy Pork and Onion Salad at Hiro's Yakko-San
92. Moqueca Brazileira at Pearl Restaurant & Lounge
93. Corvina at Edge Steak and Bar
94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3
95. Egg Custard Tart with Black Truffles at Philip Ho
96. Soft Pretzels at Mister Collins
97. Serrano Ham Croquettes at Crazy About You
98. The Elena Ruth Sandwich at Sergio's
99. Chow Fun at Chow Down Grill
100. Grilled Artichoke at Peacock Garden Cafe

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Location Info

CG Burgers

8525 Mills Drive, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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