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the 20 Hamburgers you must eat before you die...

Mister Nizz

According to Alan Richman's top 20 from his July 2005 story "The 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die" in GQ Magazine.

1. Sirloin Burger, Le Tub1100 N Ocean Dr., Hollywood FL 33019

2. Luger Burger, Peter Luger Steak House178 Broadway, Brooklyn NY 11211

3. Not Just a Burger, Spiced Pear Restaurant at the Chanler Hotel117 Memorial Blvd., Newport RI 02840

4. Rouge Burger, Rouge205 S 18th St., Philadelphia PA 19103

5. Kobe Sliders, Barclay Prime237 S. 18th St., Philadelphia PA 19103

6. California Burger, Houston's202 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90401 A Hamburger Today on Houston's (New York City)

7. Buckhorn Burger, Buckhorn TavernSan Antonio NM 87832; call for directions: 505-835-4423

8. Hamburger, Miller's Bar23700 Michigan Ave., Dearborn MI 48124

9. Cheeseburger, Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien Hotel118 W. 57th St., New York NY 10019A Hamburger Today on Burger Joint

10. Number Five, Keller's Drive-in6537 East NW Hwy., Dallas TX 752313766 Samuell Blvd., Dallas TX 7522810554 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas TX 75220

11. Grilled Bistro Burger, Bistro Don Giovanni 4110 Howard Lane, Napa CA 94558

12. Hamburger, Bobcat Bite420 Old Las Vegas Hwy., Santa Fe NM 87505

13. Cheeseburger, White Manna358 River St., Hackensack NJ 07601

14. Hamburger, J. G. Melon1291 Third Ave., New York NY 10021 (at 74th St.)

15. Build Your Own Burger, The Counter2901 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90405 (at 29th St.)

16. Hamburger & Fries, Burger Joint 700 Haight St., San Francisco CA 94117

17. Double Bacon Deluxe with Cheese, Red Mill Burgers Phinney Ridge, 312 N 67th St., Seattle WA 98103 Interbay, 1613 W Dravus St., Seattle WA 98119

18. Hamburger, Poag Mahone's Carvery and Ale House333 S Wells St., Chicago IL 60604 (in the 175 West Jackson Building)

19. Our Famous Burger, Sidetrack Bar and Grill56 E Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198

20. Hamburger Sandwich, Louis' Lunch261-263 Crown St., New Haven CT 06510

Editorial Comment: this is an email passalong I received the other day and I certainly found it intriguing. Mr. Richman has clearly never sampled the delights of FIVE GUYS restraunts here in the Mid-Atlantic region (mostly DC suburbs, but the chain is steadily marching southward). In fact, I'm surprised at the parochial, regional flavor of the listing. Not to worry, should Mr. R. ever find himself in the area, and in need of a good hamburger, I'm sure he will be appending his list immediately -- Mr. Nizz