If you could only eat one kind of burger for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Now pause. Think that over for a moment…picture it in your head. I’ll wait.
Got it yet? Ok, let’s move on.
Yesterday, Eatocracy posted an article referencing Alton Brown’s recent declaration on the Food Network special America’s Best that the late-night burger at Holeman & Finch Public House is the best burger in America.
And a tsunami of passionate comments ensued.
As I read through the comments, some of which agreed with the claim while most countered with what they considered to be the best burger and how crazy he/she thought Alton was, I noticed something. Most of the suggestions had a common theme: they weren’t just suggesting a burger from a different restaurant, they were suggesting a different style of burger.
Ranking food– specifically, claiming that one dish is the best of its kind in the country–can be tricky. So much of it comes down to individual preference. Of course, it is much easier to compare two dishes of the same style, but ranking two varieties of burger that are of equal quality is a different beast all together.
That’s why you will never hear me claim to have found the best burger ever.
One of the best? Sure, I can definitely say that. But to crown the One Burger to rule them all is a very big claim, and a question that I’m not sure that anyone can answer in this life.
There are many different sub-species of burgers to choose from, with limitless varieties of toppings and presentations.
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