BK’s Classic Cheeseburger; Zagat’s Top 30

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BK’s Classic Cheeseburger; Zagat’s Top 30

A round of applause for Burger King, please. I’ve continually criticized it for its endless variations on its Whopper (Angry and otherwise) and gimmicky brand extensions like Cheetos Chicken Fries. But now the chain has stepped up with a cheeseburger-lover’s bacon cheeseburger with no frills or silliness.

The new $5.99 Bacon King burger is two ¼-lb. flame-grilled beef patties with thick-cut smoked bacon, melted American cheese ketchup and mayo on a sesame seed bun. That’s it! Bless them, that’s it. A straightforward, in-your-mouth bacon cheeseburger without sriracha or Cheetos or taco chips or pineapple or anything else unnecessary.

Just a bacon cheeseburger. Bravo.

Burger King Bacon King***************

Restaurant-rating site Zagat has released its latest picks for the 30 best burgers in America. Most are the usual suspects, but it’s good to see that some are from actual burger shops and aren’t just the one burger on a “contemporary American” bistro menu. But that’s my hangup. Here, in alphabetical order, are Zagat’s choices:

Au Cheval, Chicago; Cheeseburger

Au Cheval cheeseburger

The Au Cheval Cheeseburger

Bernie’s Burger Bus, Houston: The Class Clown

Bocado, Atlanta: Bocado Burger Stack

Bowery Meat Company, New York City; Cheeseburger

Central Michel Richard, Washington, D.C.; Bacon Cheeseburger

The Company Burger, New Orleans: Company Burger

Craigie On Main, Cambridge, Mass.; Craigie Burger

Le Diplomate, Washington, D.C.; Burger Americain

Dugg Burger, Dallas; Build-Your-Own Burger

Emily, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Emmy Burger

The Grape Restaurant, Dallas; Classic Cheeseburger

Hodad’s Ocean Beach, San Diego; Double Bacon Cheese Burger

Holeman & Finch, Atlanta: H&F Burger

Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Austin, Texas; Any of its 13 signature burgers

Kuma’s Corner, Chicago; The Lair of the Minotaur

Kush, Miami; The Johnny Utah

Lankford’s Grocery & Market, Houston; Grim Burger

Little Jack’s Tavern, Charleston, S.C.; Tavern Burger

Lure Fishbar, New York City; Bash-Style Burger

Minetta Tavern, New York City; Black Label Burger

Nick’s Roast Beef Bar & Grille Old City, Philadelphia; Basic Burger

Owen & Engine, Chicago; Slagel Farms Beef Burger

Peter Luger Steak House, New York City; Burger

Petit Trois, Los Angeles; Cheeseburger

La Petite Grocery, New Orleans; LPG Cheeseburger

Port of Call, New Orleans; Mushroom Cheeseburger

Ray’s Hell Burger, Washington, D.C.; Soul Burger No. 1

Solly’s Grille, Milwaukee: Original Solly Burger

Village Whiskey, Philadelphia; Village Burger

WesBurger ‘N’ More, San Francisco; Hot Wes

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