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Unread 2017-05-15, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default The Best Burgers in Kansas City, According to Our National Burger Critic

I blame all of you. Why did no one tell me about the glory of Kansas City before now? This city, despite the confusing border straddling and the district named for places where rich people play golf, is an extremely underrated food town. Of course everyone knows about the BBQ, but the burgers are fantastic.
Before I came, I talked to chefs, locals, and KC expats I play soccer with, then narrowed down a long list of burgers to the eight most legendary in the city. Over the course of 36 hours, I ate them all, mostly by myself. In case youíre new to my rankings, here are some guidelines: If the restaurant had multiple burgers, I tried to order its signature burger, or if that was too outlandish and stunt-y, the closest to a classic cheeseburger. If it came with options, I always picked American cheese and grilled onions.

If you believe Iíve committed an injustice of sorts by not including a place, please tell Calvin Trillin to write a humorous piece insulting my carpetbagging ways in the New Yorkerís Shouts and Murmurs section. In the meantime, here is my ranking of the eight best burgers in Kansas City:




https://www.thrillist.com/eat/chicag...er-restaurants
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How Tay's Burger Shack didn't even make that list let alone it should have topped it is beyond me. Also, he mixed restaurant burgers with grill burgers in that list. Fine if you are going to do that how on earth do you leave out Beer Kitchen in Westport? Fuck. I don't trust anything in that list.
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Big Boy on Hwy 40 > Hi Boy on 291


You can't even get bacon at Hi Boy
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You can't even get bacon at Hi Boy
I also think Yard House has one of the best burgers in the city (Gorgonzola burger). But it's a national chain so I get it's exclusion.
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Snack shack in DT OP > town topic
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I also think Yard House has one of the best burgers in the city (Gorgonzola burger). But it's a national chain so I get it's exclusion.
You kiss ass

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No shit? I live like a mile from there and I've never been. I'll have to check it out sometime.
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How is Fritz's on the list? They are terrible excuses for food. Most of the burgers pictured look pretty awful.
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no Christy's Tasty Queen or Grandstand? this list is tourist burger junk
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Westport Flea is legit af.
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I've always heard nothing but great reviews of Westport Flea Market but I have never been. I need to check them out along with a couple more from that list.
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I've always heard nothing but great reviews of Westport Flea Market but I have never been. I need to check them out along with a couple more from that list.
It ain't nothing fancy, but it's a great burger.
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I haven't been there in a while. Good shit... it's not a crazy gourmet burger. Just a solid fucking burger. I need to go back soon.
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