Friday, April 17, 2009

Burger Tour

I've made a concerted effort over the past few weeks to visit my favorite burger spots in order to update my rankings. I must admit that this is getting real tough. Jack's Old Fashion really came to play as did Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies. Char-hut was solid as usual and the Le Tub experience never disappoints. I was initially anti Five Guys but they have really won me over.
Sighhh this is very tough even for the opinionated Chowfather

1. Char-Hut- staying loyal
2. Kingdom- the real deal.
3. Five Guys- appreciate it more with each visit
4. Le Tub- great spot with great burgers
5. Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies (Hwood)- Underrated burger thanks to the great cheesesteaks
honorable mentions
Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger-(Pompano and FLauderdale)
Kelly's Landing (FLauderdale)- underrated because it's not their specialty. Get some chowder, clam bellies and a burger and you will thank me

On the burger to do list- Bourbon Steak, Michael's Genuine, Red Light & Clarke's.
Avoid- Dogma- high school cafeteria burger-trust me.
Second chance- Will return to 8oz after reading Lax's recent rec on chowhound

6 comments:

The Burger Beast said...

I'm probably going to go to Sonny's on your recommendation next week.

The Chowfather said...

Beast,you have to get a cheesesteak too. They have great garlic rolls (more like bread)after 4:30

johnmlinn said...

Actually, go with a friend and have one person get a cheesesteak, one person get a burger. Split them both. Enjoy!
@Chow: Sweet list, though, for me, the quality of meat at Jack's is the best around. But that's just the meat itself - there are other things I would change about Jack's.

NomNomNom said...

@Chow
Not enough fatty delicious grease in the Char Hut burger for me.
I'm a Jack's girl- surprised they did not crack the Top 5.

The Chowfather said...

Jack's is good, the competition is tough..

rosemary said...

I like five guys at least a couple locations I have been to anyway.

Le Tub is over rated in my opinion.

I have been there on two different times. I thought the first time maybe it was a bad night, the bottom was close to being burnt.

The second time it was not any better.

I don't get why it's considered the best burger.

It's thick, but I definately had better.