Eating Styles: Hamburger Edition! Sam April 14, 2011 Eating Styles 12 Comments Having covered pizza and hot dogs in our last two Eating Styles polls, we complete our round-up of the holy trinity of American junk food this Thursday with…hamburgers! 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!). [poll id=”220″] The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 12 Responses Kelly April 14th, 2011 Bacon and blue cheese is definitely one of the best combos for a burger. Reply Zack April 14th, 2011 Basil, tomato, mozzarella. It’s heaven on a bun Reply Bob Stepp April 14th, 2011 peanut butter is great with bread and butter pickles on hamburgers. Reply Geena Stepp April 14th, 2011 Mayo is a may-jor part of the attaction of the california burger. Also like guacamole and refried beans on a burger…. Reply Jennifer April 14th, 2011 I voted for Mushroom/Swiss, but I also tend to add pickles to it also. Reply Sethonious April 15th, 2011 I am a big fan of bacon and cheese, but I split between that and just mustard mayo and LOTS of pickles. It depends if I am in a greasy or a tangy mood. Reply cw April 15th, 2011 if you have never had a green chile (new mexican) double-cheeseburger, you have never really eaten a burger! Reply Ryan April 16th, 2011 I’m a big fan of the western bbq style burgers… with the bbq sauce and onion rings etc. Reply Sam April 16th, 2011 These all sound delicious! cw – Did you see the episode of “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay” where he faced off against the chef whose green chile cheeseburger was ranked 7th in the nation? It’s a good one. Geena – Guacamole and refried beans is an excellent idea! Grandpa – THANK YOU for the shout out to peanut butter. I’ve always been a huge proponent of the idea that peanut butter can be put on anything, and I mean absolutely anything. Reply Geena April 27th, 2011 I really need to know who keeps posting as Geena Stepp!! it is not me, and it is gettting realyl annoying!! well whenever u see geena stepp thats not me, even though thats my name. i will post as geena. Anyway…. bacon and cheese, all the way!! Reply Rogan May 25th, 2012 A burger with ketchup, mustard, pickles,lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon. Mmmm… So Good. I just made a really crappy pun :D. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.