Let me be clear: an eating styles post about hamburgers does not imply more than one way to eat a hamburger, i.e., it is never acceptable to eat a hamburger with a fork and knife. Click here to see why (the meticulous atrocity unleashes at 2:23). Exceptions are: those with a chronic germ phobia and my freshman year Chinese roommate who never let her hands touch her food, ever.
Now, because the only two utensils you should be using to eat hamburgers are the ones attached to the end of your arms (No Rebecca, the other end. There you go. You can do this.), variation in hamburger eating comes from another source – the toppings.
The relative flavor neutrality of a bun-and-ground-beef-patty formula allows for great taste under a stunning array of topping combinations.Â Beyond the standard pickle, ketchup, cheese, onions, mushrooms, bacon, tomato, mayo, lettuce conglomerate, many restaurants offer a certain array of gourmet burgers with more exotic toppings like avacado, salsa, fried egg, barbecue sauce, grilled pineapple, and much more.
What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten? Choose your favorite option and explain in the comments (especially if you choose “other” – we’re dying to know about all the crazy-delicious concoctions out there!).