Is This New Orleans’ Best Burger?

Is This New Orleans’ Best Burger?

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The Company Burger is New Orleans’ best burger.

The Daily Meal recently published our 101 Best Burgers in America for 2014, and in order to compile our ranking, we assembled a list of nearly 200 burgers from all across the country, from Spruce Pine, North Carolina to Hillsboro, Oregon. We then divided these burgers by region, and compiled a survey that was taken by a panel of 50 noted food writers, journalists, bloggers, and culinary authorities from across the country, asking them to vote for their favorites; limited, of course, to the ones that they’d tried. We tallied the results, and published the 101 stellar American burgers with the most votes.

Chef and owner of The Company Burger Adam Biderman set out to create the perfect double-cheeseburger, and one bite will tell you that he hit the nail right on the head. The New Orleans eatery’s namesake burger starts with two 3.25 ounce patties, which get a light crust on the flat-top before being topped with red onion, high-quality American-style cheese, and then the patties are stacked. A couple pickle chips and a toasted white-bread bun complete it. You’re left to your own devices at the expansive condiment bar, which includes Creole honey mustard, basil mayo, and pickled jalapeños. Before getting creative, though, make sure you try the burger as-is; you might be compelled not to mess with perfection.

Biderman’s creation was ranked #70 on our lists of 101, just topping the only other burger from New Orleans, the Cowbell at Cowbell Burger, which came in at #72.

Kate Kolenda is the Restaurant/City Guide Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @BeefWerky and @theconversant.

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