Food & Wine Puts One Texas Burger on Top 25 List

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Burgers are so popular in Texas that state Representative Dan Flynn recently proposed making the hamburger the state's official state sandwich, but Food & Wine could only find one example worthy of including on its new "25 Best Burgers in the U.S." list.

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Sara Kerens
Not one of the best burgers in the U.S.
Tom's Perini's Ranch Burger, served at his eponymous Buffalo Gap steakhouse, was singled out for its open-flame flavor. The burger's smothered with mushrooms, onions, green chiles and cheese, making it one of 11 burgers on the list that's actually a cheeseburger (The distinction isn't academic to burger purists, many of whom consider Texas home.)

According to Food & Wine, the epicenter of serious burger cookery is New York City, where five of the listed burgers are located. Other big cities with multiple honorees include Atlanta, Boston and Chicago.

But Texas' best burger count is about to double. Food & Wine's top burger comes from In-N-Out.

"Even superstar chef Thomas Keller is a fan of the West Coast chain -- and with good reason," the magazine raves. "The cooked-to-order burgers are made from Harris Ranch beef and served with hand-cut fries."



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8 comments
slewfoot
slewfoot

In-N-Out? Why? Just why?If you really like it, meet Twinwillow at Zipper's for a bad BJ.

busterkeaton
busterkeaton

I'll take a dollar double cheese and wash 'er down with a cold,crisp 40oz steelie! My taste buds are salivating as I type!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

It's about moving copies and getting page views, people.

In-N-Out at #1 gets all the foodies worked up and gets them pub. Naming Shake Shack or some other lesser known place doesn't do that.

Nick
Nick

Having a fast good chain at number 1 pretty much serves to completely invalidate the list.

cp
cp

Wait, you mean Maple and Motor somehow didn't make the list??

knightlyratings
knightlyratings

Ummm...I lived in Houston my whole life and I live in Boston now, and I'm telling you Houston as a whole (and Texas in general) has better burgers.

Texas makes REAL burgers that showcase the BURGER and not a bunch of fluff.

Scott Lynch
Scott Lynch

I can think of half a dozen burger places in Houston that are better than In-N-Out.

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