THE CRUCIAL THING MISSING IN "BEST BURGER" DISCUSSIONS
A lot of rookies and nerds are stepping to my turf on burgers. Here's my take.
- •First of all, the focus is too tightBurger, cheese, bun, maybe onions pickles ketchup etc and see see obsessive posts
- •There's an intentional ignorance of creativityMy favorite burger is a peanut-butter jelly special burger from All Star Sandwich Bar which had a peanut butter sauce and spicy jalapeño jelly fried bacon and ultra thin onion rings on top.
- •Look at it
- •Part of why it's great is the pairing of superb spicy fries, for example
- •But you can't control for creativity at burger spotsOr sides, shakes etc; fries especially can be crucial and are actively ignored in rankings.
- •So magazines etc simplify it...
- •Ironically punishing creative burgers and rewarding obsessive, expensive spots that take creative blend approaches but not with toppings
- •Partially because creative burgers are hit and miss per people's palates
- •Revealing the bright and glorious truth...
- •THE BEST BURGER IS SUBJECTIVE
- •There are only dope burgers
- •The "control" sample of obsessional "best meat" micro gastronomical taste in the New York Magazine burger issue is silly
- •Because I want a crazy burger. The blend is less relevant.
- •Burgers resist the tyranny of ranking
- •See what I mean?