Hand pressed burgers
I have noticed that not many places make hand made/pressed hamburgers any longer. They all seem to be frozen hockey pucks that end up in the bun. I'm not talking about fast food, but also pubs, taverns, and bars. The quality of the premade frozen bugers are not all that great. Even the ones that are not food service type that you get at the grocery stores, costco's ect. I hand make bugers at home and they are great. I guess that's why its so hard to find a desent burger anymore. I would like to know how everyone else feels about this.
I feel awful about our factory food system, but enjoy the hand formed patties at Two Bells, for real medium rare.
I always love the burgers at the old Wedgwood Broiler on 35th NE. They still grind their own meat and will serve a true medium-rare if you ask for it. Have it in the lounge with a beer while watching sports on TV. Also thought the burgers at Uneeda Burger were wonderful - they are house-made. And the onion rings there are the best I've ever had.
It's been a while since I've had one but Maple Leaf grill was one of my favorite burgers. They are hand formed 8oz. patties grilled to order. Plus, they have Boundary Bay IPA.