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AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

gridded, medium rare, potato bun, sautéed onions, american cheese, dill pickle chips.

Wendy's New Burger, Dave Hot 'N Juicy Burger

I think I had one today. It was the old packaging, but the new bun.

I really couldn't tell much of a difference. The patty seem a little more irregular, less perfectly square. Struck me as largely cosmetic. Honestly, I think it's more about the packaging and marketing.

The "change" gives them something to talk about which is a big deal in fast food.

I liked Wendy's before for a fast food burger and as far as I can it's still a wendy's burger.

New Buffalo, MI: Bite Into a Legendary Burger at Redamak's

Definitely worth it. If you are ever driving from Chicago to Detroit stop by, heck it's close enough if you live in Chicago or Indy to just drive up for a burger, or make it a day and hit the state park to visit the sand dunes a few miles north.

Right up there with the other Michigan heavy hitters, Millers, Blimpy's and Redcoat for me.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

When I realized I was planning regular activities and travel around burgers I wanted to eat or try.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

I love really good guacamole on a burger, but rarely put it on.

Dear AHT: Reader Recommendations

Red Coat is a winner, one of the tops in Detroit and all of Michigan for that matter.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

I'm attending a Super Bowl party at the home of Dearborn, MI's unofficial mascot, Hey! Dearborn.

Dearborn, MI is home to the world famous Miller's Bar and it's exceptional burger.

Also, Ford is there.

Seattle: Low Expectations, Extreme Value at Dick's Drive-In

I thought the burger was good if unremarkable, but my experience with the fries was far different from Adam's.

I thought they were fantastic, crisp and perfectly done right out of the fryer.

I'm not from Seattle, so I don't have any nostalgia for the place, but I'd go back when I'm back in town.

Hopefully, my experience with the fries is more typical than Adam's.

I recall the milkshake being worth it as well.

Win a Free Organic D'Artagnan Turkey

Sweet Potato Chiffon Pie sounds great.

Grilled: George Frangos of Farm Burger in Decatur, GA

The idea sounds great and I understand how processed American Cheese Product doesn't really work conceptually with local, sustainable, grassfed beef, but most everything else he says about topping a burger makes me think I wouldn't want it.

No thin patties?

Ketchup and mayo, but no mustard, pickles or onions?

I like burgers with thin and thick patties, and occationally with mayo (though usually not) -- I'm not completely dogmatic about how a burger should be, but I don't get the impression I'd like this burger, even if I really like where it came from.

Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor, Michigan: What Every Five Guys Should Aspire To

Also the founder of Five Guys was a Michigan State Spartan... I wonder where he came up with that smash idea...

Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor, Michigan: What Every Five Guys Should Aspire To

Blimpys is one of the all time greats. Michigan is blessed with some great burger places (Millers, Red Coat, Redamak's and tons of great slider joints). But Blimpy's is so very, very unique and delicious.

Go Blue! (we need all the help we can get)

The Burger Lab: Cheese Sauce for Burgers, Fries, and Chips

That looks good I love good cheese fries and those look great, but why not just make a simple rue (like for white sauce or mac and cheese) and "dumb down" the cheese with American or Velvetta or something similar?

I know corn starch has similar properties as a thickening agent, but wouldn't a little butter, flour and milk work too?

Cook the Book: The Good Stuff Cookbook

Miller's in Dearborn, MI.

A no frills bar, with no menu, no plates, no bills.

You order your burgers, fries or onion rings with your drink. When you are done you walk to a cash register, tell them what you had, pay and go on your way.

Fantastic cheese burger made on grill should be a national landmark.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat La Frieda Burgers

Stockpile a few for myself and have friends over for a burger party.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat La Frieda Burgers

My dad getting off work to pick me up from grade school to take me to lunch at the Irish Coffee in Grosse Pointe, MI for 99 cent ground rounds.

Still one of my favorite burgers.

Chain Burger Brackets: Sonic vs. Whataburger

Another thing that would be good is if people were voting on the basis of burgers. Steak N Shake and Sonic wouldn't even make my top 10 out of these 16... but that's why "they play the game" as they say.

Chain Burger Brackets: Wendy's vs. Steak 'n Shake

I think people are assuming that the regional chains they are unfamiliar with are better than the ones everyone knows. As a midwesterner who's had a steak n shake burger in the last month, I don't know what people are voting on... but it isn't the burger.

The milkshakes are great, the hours are great, the service is decent, but the burgers are meh (no matter what Ebert says).

Ice cream and nostalgia don't make the burger better.

It's like putting Big Boy up there.
They have an iconic burger, but is it all that great?
Not really.

The Skinny on What Makes Fatburger So Good

A number of regional chains have recently come to Michigan, Culvers, Sonic, 5 Guys and Fatburger.

While I certainly understand the nostalgia involved with any burger joint and am willing to accept that the concept isn't executed correctly in my local franchise... Fatburger was weak.

I honestly didn't think it was that good even for a fast food burger, probably better than Sonic, on par with Culvers or Steak and Shake (all three of which have great ice cream and shakes) but a serious step below Wendys and a big step below our 5 Guys franchises. And yes, I said the square burgers were better.

Plus, as in almost any city, you can get a mom & pop burger in many forms (pub, slider, mega,etc) that far excedes any of the above without too much effort in metro Detroit.

I have no plans to go back, even if in LA.


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