I recently stumbled upon the website of a group called The Cheese & Burger Society. They have a really neat website design, and there are many pictures of different styles of cheeseburgers. And the announcer sounds like Krunk from “The Emperor’s New School” cartoon, which is an awesome voice.
#12 sounds awesome. And then the announcer says “wanna ride shotgun?” I sure wouldn’t want to ride in the backseat behind someone who just ate one!
I have to disagree with the name of #19 — The Southern Belle. That is no authentic southern burger! What’s with the gruyere cheese, pickles, and cole slaw?!? An authentic southern burger would have lots of meat, cheese, and bacon, and it would be so greasy that it’s served with wax paper because it will drip grease while you eat it. If you’re not familiar with this kind of burger, you may think that sounds gross, but you couldn’t be more wrong. It’s not healthy, but you will not eat a better tasting cheeseburger.
I’m not against mixing exotic flavors, but it seems like most of the burgers in that list try adding flavor by using weird fruit and vegetable combinations, like roasted peppers and glazed apple slices and cole slaw — ugh! The best way to improve burgers is by adding various meats and cheeses, then things like BBQ sauce and/or chili.
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Important Food Expert
Have you realized that there are certain foods that just aren’t improved by adding more flavors to it? A grilled burger is one of those. Just add cheese and Miracle Whip (or your dressing of choice) and it is most awesome. Toasting the bun with butter on it does improve it. And there are other toppings that are tolerable, such as tomatoes and onion, but they don’t necessarily improve it. And adding unusual and/or exotic flavors probably won’t improve it either.
This also applies to cheese dip. I’ve experimented with many additional seasonings, and many are good, but they don’t necessarily make it better.
I could list more examples, but that may not necessarily make this reply any better. 🙂
Important Food Expert
One more thought — adding bacon can make just about any dish better. You might say every dish, and I thought about it, but I remembered an exception. One year at Bacon Fest, the requirement was that every item included bacon, which certainly fits the theme. But one vendor added bacon flavoring to tea, and it was terrible. But then again, it wasn’t real bacon… just bacon flavoring, which always sounds promising but is usually disappointing.