Best Burger in Phoenix?
Ok, it's Friday night and I've no plans. I should get out more.
I saw this on another board and I got me thinking. Sometimes I'm on culinary overload, and I just want a simple, predictable, but excellent, hamburger.
What are your faves?
Delux -- I prefer the standard with cheddar over the fancy one with blue cheese. And the sweet potato fries, un-freaking-believable.
$9 plus $6 for the fries to share.
Chelsea's Kitchen -- Generally, I think this place is overpriced, but the burger is HUGE and they'll cook it rare-plus for me. Of course, so will Delux. I think that I will always get this at Chelsea's Kitchen. $25 for steak tacos is just ridiculous. It comes with fries for $11.
Richardson's -- I don't know why, but I had a hamburger there once and it's a really good green chili cheeseburger. Now, I have a hard time choosing between the carne adovado and the burger. I know, I know, I'm waiting for someone to complain about the smoke. $9 I think with fries.
CJ's Tally's Pub -- I probably shouldn't tell y'all about this place. It's in the same strip mall as Dick's Hideaway. $5.75 for a wineburger with cheese and fries. The veggies on the burger are always fresh and the burger is always super hot. Standard white bun with sesame seeds. But, it's $5.75, y'all. No this place IS smokey!
Houston's -- They have a great homemade veggie burger for when you want to go "granola".
Roaring Fork -- Big Ass Burger. Regretfully, I've not had this burger, but I've been told of it's virtues. I'm sure it's great!
Any others? I'll keep thinking about it.
Dang, now I want a hamburger.
Unfortunately, my favorite is at the Men's Grill @ Phoenix CC. I had given up on burgers, when we moved to Phoenix, but then found the one there.
I have not tried most of the ones that you mention, but must, as they are all getting good press and comments from foodies. I guess that I just hit town during a dearth of good burgers, or just didn't know where to look. I need to get out and try some of these. To get the kind of responses that they have from the folk on this board - they have to be good!
Recent thread about "gormet" burgers hitting Scottsdale sound interesting. Hope that some folk get it right.
I'm not much of a burger person. In fact, I didn't eat beef for several years, and I still pretty much won't eat ground beef, unless it is specially ground and safe to eat raw. I don't know the difference between Kobe and Angus.
I go to Delux about once a month, or more. I get the original Delux burger, a half order of combo fries, and a soda, and spend a total of about $18 with tax and tip. It's worth every penny. It sounds like I'll have to try their other burger.
I just tried the White Chocolate Grill, today. I had the standard cheeseburger. It came on a large, soft, sesame seed bun, with fairly sharp cheddar, tomato, a small amount of chopped onion, and a bunch of shredded lettuce. The meat was good, and really cooked rare, as I specified. Although I prefer the Delux burger, I have to say that WCG seems to have some high standards of quality. The fries were okay, but, they have a wide variety of sides, more than the menu suggests.
I go to In-n-Out for a quick fast food fix every once in a while. Often enough to consider getting a T-shirt that says: "YES, I want onions!". I really think I'd be compromising my values by eating any other fast food burger.