Where do you go when you want a good burger?

@AmbiePam (51157)
United States
October 1, 2007 10:52pm CST
To get a really good burger I'd prefer to fo to Backyard Burger, but I don't have one near me, and that are expensive to boot. But usually I can make one at home that I find better than the local burger joints around. I don't like lettuce because it can get soggy, and I love mustard on a burger more than any other condiment. Where do you go when you want a good burger? Burger King, your mom's? If you are a vegetarian, what is the closest thing to a burger that you eat? What makes the burger so good?
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
2 Oct 07
Hello!!I go outside and fire up the old trusty barbecue and slap on a nice quater pounder burger with steak seasoning and fried onions and mushrooms on the side burner to give some extra tongue dripping flavor,lol.When its done i put the mushrooms&onions on the burger with a mozzarella cheese slice on top of it and let it melt over the burger then put mustard,ketchup and relish,yummmmmyyyyy!;)What make the burger soooo good is the steak spices and the taste of the charcoal in the meat.Thanks!!Now im really hungry.lol:)
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
2 Oct 07
If you find me at your doorstep, you'll know why. : )
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
2 Oct 07
Lol,i was just sitting here thinking about the hamburg in the fridge and the barbecue on the patio,ha,ha!Its 1:10 am here and i know i will think of this stupid hamburger all night now.I guess i will have to settle for a toast,blehhh!Just come in the back way!Ha,ha.:)
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
2 Oct 07
AmbiePam pick me up on your way to peanutjars house, please. That burger sounds wonderful. YUMMY!
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• United States
2 Oct 07
I prefer to make my own hamburgers. I like them a bit greasy, and with only mayo, ketchup, sometimes mustard, and cheese. I like them on regular white bread. I do not like hamburger buns.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Your user name reminds of me Pedro Martinez.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I goofed, it was supposed to say reminds me of.
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@aduck06 (19)
• United States
2 Oct 07
My favorite burger place is a local restaurant called Pasttimes in the town I grew up in, which is about an hour away from where I live. I'm not a huge fan of fast-food burgers, although I do eat them. I don't eat lettuce on my burger at fast-food places either because it is usually wilted and brown.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Yes, it IS!
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• Singapore
2 Oct 07
i love burger king.. for vegetarians, there are vegetarian burgers thou.. the original meat patty is replaced by mock meat.. ive tried it and its quite tasty ..
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@ertzinas (239)
• Finland
2 Oct 07
Since i am not from the US i can not say any american places of burgers but here in Finland is McDonalds too and i like it alot.. Its so cheap compared to other same kind of places in Finland. I love the 1€ which would make something like 1.40$ cheeseburger. So cheap and also so tasty
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Fast food wise, Backyard Burger makes a mean hamburger, but they are expensive. I love their waffle fries too. I would honestly take a grilled burger at home any day. My husband can make a good burger. Sometimes, I just crave a good cheeseburger from home, you know? And you're right about other fast food burgers. The lettuce gets all soggy and icky and it's gross. I eat mine pretty plain though. Cheese, ketchup, and sometimes lettuce and mayo. I'm a simple gal.:P
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
I go to Burger King or Wendy's. I love their burgrs. I love lettuce in my burger. I love eating veggies so the more lettuce, the better. I love eating burgers especially when it has lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.
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@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
I love burgers at Wendy's. I like bacons and mushrooms in a burger and Wendy's has a good combination of these. I love their bacon mushroom melt. We always buy this particular burger whenever we watch a movie. And their fries are also yummy.. =P
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@kiobug (2250)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I go to Carl's Jr, no doubt and thats if i dont want to make one at home. Their burgers are the best but I do prefer to make them myself.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
2 Oct 07
My hubby makes the best burgers on the grill. Last weekend he made the best ones yet, they had shredded cheddar, diced red onion, and diced jalepeno peppers mixed in along with an egg and seasoning. He also grilled the buns on the grill. I like mine charred on the outside, but not overcooked on the inside. His burgers were so good, they didn't need any condiments, but I put a little ketchup and dill relish on mine. I like mustard on my burgers too. I like the yellow mustard, but right now my favorite is the stone ground brown mustard.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I think your husband might be able to open up his own restuarant!
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I think he should have his own restaurant. He's getting better all the time. Lately, he's been watching Bobby Flay on the Food Network, and getting ideas. Now he wants to put in an outdoor kitchen for himself. He has an assortment of grills now, and he uses all of them. I haven't been any place that could make a steak, burger, chicken, or pork better than what he makes.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
3 Oct 07
A male who can watch a cooking show and not throw a fit, that's a REAL man! : )
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I like Fuddruckers, I can even get a medium rare burger because they grind their meat every day. I like mustard & tomatos on my burgers. What is really awesome is I can get Buffalo (bison) meat burgers there! Doesn't count against my beef intake & tastes just as yummy!
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I don't have a Fuddrucker's in my area, but when I visit my sister we go there, and I love their ostrich burger. So good and 97% fat free!
• United States
2 Oct 07
I also like Fuddruckers. I love a good bacon cheeseburger. The best thing about Fuddruckers is all the choices you have, not only from type of meat, size of burger, how it is cooked, and whatever toppings you desire. Yummy!!! I'm really getting hungry.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Never seen ostrich burger, will have to look on the menu next time. They may just not have it in Austin.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
4 Oct 07
ambie, actually I don't like burgers but I think that the closest thing to your passion for burger that I have is ...my passion for pizza!!!! I love pizza and I was born near Naples where you can taste the best pizza in the world because Naples is the house of pizza and the place where pizza was born...so whenever I go and visit my parents I go out for a wonderful pizza..but you can taste a good pizza here in Rome, too if you know the right place!!! and I know them!!!! not like Naples, but very very tasty!!!
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
4 Oct 07
You should do a post about the best pizza. You make me want to fly to Italy to get some!
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
5 Oct 07
you definitely need to come!!! I will drive you to the paradise of pizza!!! he he
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I go to In-N-Out Burger! They have delicious burgers! Always fresh and made to order. My husband and I had one each just a few days ago and now my mouth is watering for another, they are that good! :P LOL If you want to learn more, check out the link below. :) http://www.in-n-out.com/default.asp
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I will check this out because although I've heard of them, we don't have any around here. Thank you. : )
@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I want my burger animal style!
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
2 Oct 07
I prefer making my own burger steak. I can add as many spices or chili as I want and my hubby loves my burger steak. I also love mustard on burger. ;-D YUMMY!!! Now I'm craving for burger he he he he...When I do make my own burger steak, I don't add lettuce. We usually add chili pickles plus a slice of cheese and we'll add more pepper on the steak. HOT HOT burger! ;-D
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Wow, I don't think I've ever had chili pickles.
• Finland
2 Oct 07
Yeah, over here in Finland there's this bottle of pickles (it's cut into small pieces) with small pieces of chili. It's not TOO hot, but it sure tastes better than regular pickles he he he...
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I prefer eating my own hamburgers I make at home...I usually chop up some onion and blend it in with the meat along with adding some worchestershire sauce...If I really want to go all out with it, I'll add a slice of cheese (any kind I love cheese) a slice of tomato, and yes, I do love lettuce...mmm..mustard??? Never tried that...will do next time Hey did you hear there's another Topps hamburger recall..yikes!
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I know. Pretty soon we'll be killing our cows in our own backyards.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I'm beginning to think we should all become farmers and raise all our own food--LOL
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@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
27 Oct 07
hi there AmbiePam a good burger is homemade but i do like cheese burgers from Mcdonalds as well thanks for this discussion
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
27 Oct 07
Home made hamburgers done right are better than the finest restaurant. : )
@laurika (4536)
• United States
3 Oct 07
HEhe, Ambie i am sorry, but I really don't like burgers.I don't know why , but I guess I was rased like that and just cannot eat them.it would made me sick only look at that.I tried one last year for me very first time and also the last one.I was sick for all night.So all the time when my man wants some burger it is fine with me, becuase I would eat french freiz or ice cream, cake,..But at least i would write you about my man.I know he likes one from Burger King with extra cheese and also one from his mum.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I completely understand. Some things I simply cannot eat, even though they are very popular.
3 Oct 07
Johnny Rockets!! It is without a doubt the best burger I have ever had. I'm not sure how many areas of the country have them. I know CA does and a few places on the east coast. It's a 50's style place. If you have not had there burgers yet you have got to try!!
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I've never seen one, but if I'm in that area again, I'll look for one.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I go to my refrigerator. I take out some hamburger. I mix in some lipton soup mix. Then add a little catchup. Then cook it. Then put a huge slice of a sweet vadalia onion on it, or if spring, a wild leek or 2 or 3. Then I put it between either 2 store-bought sides of a hamburger bun or split my brother's girlfriends homemade ones and stick it in. If I want it to be even better, I have my husband do it up on the grill and put A-1 sauce on instead. Or I go to Sandy's Kountry Kitchen and order a hog burger. Those things are HUGE! But good. When I was a vegetarian (short-lived activity, anemic and other health problems), I loved the burgers made with smashed beans, cheese, and egg with carrot grated into it. Then fried in Canola oil and drizzled with olive oil and put in a whole wheat bun. Also topped with a sweet vadalia onion. Love those sweet onions.
@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
3 Oct 07
You're a chef. Did you ever go to cooking school? I can't go completely vegetarian either. Anemia has haunted me since I was a kid. Thankfully, now they don't make me take liquid iron medicine, gross!
• Canada
2 Oct 07
My favourite burger joint is called C & Dubbs. They are so good. Fresh and juicy. They make the burger right in front of you.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Hey, that guarantees you of them not putting any funny stuff in your burger. Good idea.