Burger aficionados have been known to drive miles to get their fix. When it comes to a perfectly juicy patty, who can blame them? A bodacious burger, whether no frills or full-on fancy, is hard to beat. Here are a few favorites worth a detour.
Check yourself into Rehab Burger Therapy in Scottsdale, where the creative burgers are sure to cure any craving. They feature a custom blend of sirloin, brisket, and chuck. Enjoy the beef patty smothered in Southwest chili in the hatch burger, draped with barbecued pulled pork in the porkster burger, or blanketed in ghost-pepper cheese in the inferno ghost burger. Each choice comes in two sizes: the 10-ounce “rehab” and the five-ounce “relapse."
Owners Amanda and Cameron Lumsden pride themselves on the loyal-to-local pledge at their Fork Restaurant in Boise. It means they go out of their way to source as many ingredients as possible from farmers and producers near their eatery. That extends to the urban burger, a custom blend of local Wagyu and ground chuck, garnished with white cheddar made by Ballard Family Dairy in nearby Gooding and lettuce and tomato grown in the area, all snuggled inside a pillowy brioche bun baked by Gaston’s Bakery in Boise.