Dan Kluger

Burger Battle Royale: The Best Restaurant Burgers in the United States

Written on August 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm , by

Burger Battle Royale

There are burgers… and then there are restaurant burgers: those over-the-top concoctions built for maximum wow and deliciousness. To find the best of this special breed, we tapped the country’s top chefs— all recent regional winners of prestigious James Beard Awards—to share the burgers they devour most on their home turf. Then we tracked down the recipes, cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America, plus 51 more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun— and how you can make your own burgers better!

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52 Burgers in the United States You Gotta Try

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Burger Battle Royale: Best of New York

Written on July 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm , by

BurgerBattle_Chef Dan Kluger



of ABC Kitchen, New York, NY

Find out more about this James Beard award-winning chef at jamesbeard.org.





Dan Kluger’s Top 5 Favorite Burgers in New York

1. “OFF-MENU” BURGER Gramercy Tavern, Manhattan  

An off-menu special with aged cheddar, pickled cipollini and grainy mustard.

Off-Menu Burger

Photo by Charles Masters


2. AKAUSHI CHEESEBURGER ABC Kitchen, Manhattan  

A wagyu beef burger with raw-milk cheese, pickled jalapeños and arugula-basil-chive mayo.

Akaushi Cheeseburger

Photo by Nelson W. via Yelp


3. BASH STYLE BURGER Burger & Barrel, Manhattan  

Smoky-sweet onion and bacon jam on a burger dressed with a garlicky, spicy sauce.

Bash Style Burger

Photo via burgerandbarrel.com


4. BARK BURGER Bark Hot Dogs, Brooklyn, NY  

It’s all about the creamy special sauce on this angus burger.

Bark Burger

Photo by Mohammad R. via Yelp


5. BACON CHEDDAR BURGER Perry St., Manhattan, NY 

Bacon, melty cheddar, homemade Russian dressing.

Cheddar Bacon Burger

Photo by Tiff T. via Yelp


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