|The Habit Burger|
Not happening till I win the lottery, then he and I will go. But we will only eat one in Japan so we can be sure we are eating real Kobe beef. If you need to understand why, you can read this article from Forbes that will explain the whole thing to you and why if you want Kobe beef it's best to go to Japan to get it.
I really don't want to go to Japan though, I don't like to fly.
|Real burger from Japan (via source)|
Since I'm having a bout with true confessions, I also have to admit that when I moved from the comfort of my warm Southern California home to the frigid state of Minnesota, that I had no idea why you were not suppose to lick a lamp post in winter.
Yes I tried it.
|Movie The Christmas Story|
My parents use to give me the pork bone to suck on when I was just a babe sitting in my high chair. I asked my mom why she did that and she simply said, "so you would shut up while we ate". Thanks mom.
Licking light poles and sucking chop bones has nothing to do with the country's best burgers, but I've eaten a few on the list and now I'm licking my chops, just not the pork kind.
If you don't eat meat, that is glorious for you, I've got nothing against folks who don't partake in digesting animals, just like I don't care if you do or do not drink alcohol. I also don't care if you put the paper over or under on the roll next to your toilet - all controversial topics.
Me however, I love meat. I like beef. I like pork. I like fowl. I like fish. I am an animal lover, they taste delicious, but I also snuggle dogs and cats and eat my weight in lettuce every year.
So anyway, what is the best burger in the country according to the Huffington Post, who says it's according to Consumer reports? The Habit Burger from the Habit Burger Grill.
It's a California chain that started in 1969. It figures since I no longer live in California and have never heard of it, that now I've gotta have one.
I need to hear from Californians if you have tried The Habit Burger. I need to know how it compares to In-n-Out Burger, another California chain which of course is my pick for the best burger, and came in second.
|In-N-Out Burger Panorama City|
I know that sounds crazy, like it was in the 1940's or something, but no, this was the late 70's and I guess that the chain had just got around to hiring girls, at least at that location for sure. She worked with ten guys each shift.
I visited her a lot while she was working. In short cut off jeans and a tube top.
Of the top 21 listed burger joints from the Huffington Post, I have had a burger from 14 of them. Not all are available in Minnesota, like my favorite In-N-Out burger, so some have passed my lips while on vacation. Example - Whattaburger when I was in Florida.
Someone told us a Whattaburger was like In-N-Out burgers, but ummmm, I'm here to tell 'ya no they don't. That person obviously never had an In-n-Out burger.
We also asked if we could have empty paper goods, In-N-Out hats, empty cups etc., as souvenirs to bring home. This from the family who is afraid to ask Mickey Mouse for a photo.
Minnesota has Sonic, Culvers, MacDonalds, and of course all the other nation wide fast food chains, and sadly Minnesota has White Castle which I think taste gross. I'd go hungry before I would eat those.
I here tell a good burger in Minnesota is served at The Lions Tap.
|Lions Tap Burger|
When the food-faulty-gene-son saw a commercial for a juicy Lucy we had to make some ourselves because I was tired of him asking every week when we could go get one.
If you ask me, any food I don't have to cook always tastes better, so I'm not really a good judge of the food served while out at places, I just know what I like. And I like most everything.
Not just burgers were on the list. Chipotle Mexican Grill made the cut, and I would concur since I love their burritos. More times than not our family would pick tacos over burgers while grabbing a quick bite out.
If you really have a hankering for these burgers or a Chipotle, and don't live close enough to get to one before your stomach starts eating itself, there are knock off recipes aplenty on line.
I've tried a few and while I have yet to eat one that is as spot on as the real thing, that's how I get my In-N-Out Burger fix from 2,000 miles away.
What is your local choice for a good burger?
I need to know so the next time I'm on the road someone doesn't try to tell me a Whattaburger tastes just like an In-N-Out Burger.