While out at dinner the other night, my dining companions and I found ourselves debating the perfect beverage to complement a juicy burger. My tablemates ordered glasses of Pinot with their Niman Ranch burgers, but I opted for a cold amber ale. I actually happen to love wine with my burgers, but that evening beer sounded more refreshing. What do you usually choose?
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Regional burger chains sure have been seeing a lot of press this month. It began when Consumer Reports ranked fast food burgers and shocked the nation when McDonald's came in dead last. Arriving first was West Coast favorite In-N-Out Burger, with Atlantic burger joint Five Guys Burgers & Fries trailing in a close second.
But yesterday in an Esquire column, the always-outspoken burger buff Josh Ozersky countered that neither In-N-Out nor Five Guys is deserving of top titles. "Neither burger has any of the hallmarks of actual quality," he writes.
Regardless of whether one agrees with Ozersky or not, one thing's for sure: there's a fierce rivalry between In-N-Out and Five Guys that has only seemed to grow with time. Which do you prefer?