That loaded line is part of the introduction to their "40 Best Burgers in America" list, compiled by their panel of experts nationwide. Take a look at www.thedailymeal.com/40-best-burgers-america.
The Daily Meal makes a habit of going out on a culinary limb. In recent months it has assembled national "best of" lists for food trucks, pork and beef ribs, coffee shops, sports bars - even the top 101 restaurants.
Not surprisingly, lots of California businesses have made the lists, including the latest. The Superburger at Sacramento's Jim-Denny's came in at No. 35 (816 12th St., 916-443-9655).
The judges said of the half-pound burger ($8.75):
"The bready, no-frills bun encloses a griddled patty, well-done but still at least a little juicy, dressed with mustard and mayo and layered with the usual tomato and lettuce."
At No. 7 is the half-pound Niman Ranch cheeseburger at chef Cindy Pawlcyn's Mustards Grill near St. Helena in the Napa Valley: "So big and juicy and tasty that it's hard to resist."
No. 9 is the cheeseburger at Gott's Roadside in San Francisco: "Thick and juicy. An icon."
No. 13 is the burger at Zuni Cafe in San Francisco: "The lunch-only grass-fed burger is ground in-house and comes on grilled rosemary focaccia slathered with aioli."
No. 16 is the house-specialty burger at the Father's Office in Los Angeles: "With caramelized onion, bacon, Gruyere and Maytag blue cheeses, and arugula."
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