B Spot Burgers
Iron Chef Michael Symon is an agent of positive change for faltering Midwest cities. He is credited with helping to “save” his hometown of Cleveland by opening two critically acclaimed restaurants, Lolita and Lola. So, perhaps there is no better culinary figure to take on the task of proving that Detroit really is “America’s Great Comeback City,” and he’s doing just that with his restaurant Roast, located in the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Motor City. However, the chef also recognizes the importance of good, down-home, American fare, as seen in his burger joint, B Spot Burgers.
Symon has won too many burger contests to recall, and with good reason — the man understands good food, he understands meat, and more importantly, he understands how to make a great burger. The Lola, Symon’s burger with bacon, Cheddar, pickled red onions, and a sunny-side up egg, is going to be on the rarer side, the saltier side, and the gooey-dripping side. If you’re really into burgers, and really know the way chefs like to make them, well… you’ll be into the Lola.
We at The Daily Meal recently published our 101 Best Burgers in America for 2015. Building on last year’s list, we assembled a poll that included nearly 250 burgers from all across the country, from Hollywood, Florida, to Anchorage, Alaska. 70 burger experts then voted for their favorites, and we published the top 101. Two from Michigan made the cut, with Symon’s Lola coming in at #80, out scoring the World Famous Ground Round with Cheese at Miller's Bar in Dearborn, which makes Symon’s burger the best burger in Michigan.