NYC's Burger of the Month (BOTM) Club and BurgerRankings.com
BOTM was on the Today Show this weekend (clip here):
Their website's here:
I'm a burger lover WITHOUT an Excel spreadsheet to track my preferences, but love a rare burger on a freshly made bun or great toast. There's been ongoing talk on my local board as to what constitutes the best burger in Connecticut. I think there's room for lots of variations.
Here's BOTM's take on the perfect burger:
Fascinating site and the links are awesome. I was actually salivating as I looked at the pictures and read the descriptions. This video http://www.the-feedbag.com/videodrome... (they linked) is fun!
I love a rare burger, too, so I am very picky about where I will order one that way. They must grind their own, in-house, each day, for me to be comfortable with eating it.
BTW, I do Excel spreadsheets for chili; both red and green...
Very unreliable. Went to their #9 (Black Iron Burger) the other day and was underwhelmed. Some (like Peter Lugers and Donovan's) are no-brainers but farther down the list? Also, there is little contempt for twenty dollar plus burgers which in my opinion should be a separate obscene category.
That gets it into the steak's price point (I don't know what it means, but jfood and others in the industry throw the term around).
I usually balk at $20+ for a steak since I can buy premium steak for two (for less), if I cook it myself, which I consider a simple task.
I might pay up to $10 if it were fancy-smantzy, comes with fries or a side and if served by a topless waitress. Would that be considered obscene?