Hamburger America: A State-By-State Guide to 200 Great Burger Joints

Hamburger America: A State-By-State Guide to 200 Great Burger Joints

by George Motz

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Overview

The classic guide to America's greatest hamburger eateries returns in a completely updated third edition—featuring 200 establishments where you can find the perfect regional burger and reclaim a precious slice of Americana.

America's foremost hamburger expert George Motz has been back on the road to completely update and expand his classic book, spotlighting the nation's best roadside stands, nostalgic diners, mom-n-pop shops, and college town favorites—capturing their rich histories and one-of-a-kind taste experiences. Whether you're an armchair traveler, a serious connoisseur, or a curious adventurer, Hamburger America will inspire you to get on the road and get back to food that's even more American than apple pie.

"A wonderful book. When you travel across the United States, take this guide along with you." — Martha Stewart

"A fine overview of the best practitioners of the burger sciences." — Anthony Bourdain

"Just looking at this book makes me hungry, and reading George's stories will take you on the ultimate American road trip."— Michael Bloomberg

"George Motz is the Indiana Jones of hamburger archeology."—David Page, creator of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762462063
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 85,520
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

George Motz is a documentary filmmaker and America's foremost hamburger expert. He has taught a course on hamburgers at NYU and has consulted for many hamburger restaurants. Hamburger America (the film) became required viewing in a food course at Princeton University and was nominated for a James Beard award. George has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show and other national outlets including USA Today, Saveur, and the New York Times for his hamburger expertise. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Table of Contents

Foreword Nick Solares 9

Introduction 10

Arkansas

Hamburger Station 13

California

The Apple Pan 15

Caphol Burgers 17

Cassell's Hamburgers 19

George's Bar & Grill 21

GOTI'S Roadside 23

Hinano Cafe 24

Hodad's 25

Irv's Burgers 30

Jim - Denny's 31

Marty's Hamburger Stand 33

Pie in Burger 36

Rocky's Crown Pub 37

1 He Spot 38

Val's Burgers 40

Colorado

Bud's Cafe & Bar 42

Connecticut

Clamp's Hamburger Stand 44

Harry's Place 46

Louis' Lunch 48

Shady Glen 50

Ted's Restaurant 52

Delaware

Charcoal Pit 54

District of Columbia

Ben's Chili Bowl 56

Iune Inn 58

Florida

El Mago De Las Fritas 60

El Rey De Las Fritas 62

Le Tub 64

Georgia

Ann's Snack Bar 67

Idaho

Hudson's Hamburgers 69

Illinois

Billy Goat Tavern & Grill 71

Charlie Beinlich's Food & Tap 72

Fast Eddie's Bon Air 74

Hackney's On Harms 76

Moonshine Store 78

Paradise Pup 80

Top Notch Beef burger Shop 82

Indiana

Hennes 85

Hinkle's Sandwich Shop 87

Powers Hamburger Shop 89

Triple XXX Family Restaurant 90

Workingman's Friend 92

Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum 94

Iowa

B & B Grocery, Meat & Del 97

Canteen Lunch in the Alley 99

Hamburg Inn No.2 101

The Irish Shanti 102

Paul's Tavern 104

Taylor's Maid - Rite 106

Kansas

Bobo's Drive in 110

Cozy Inn Hamburgers 112

Nuway Cafe 114

Kentucky

Dovie's Cafe 116

Laha's Red Castle Hamburgers 119

Louisiana

Came - Lia Grill 121

Judice Inn 123

Port Of Call 124

Tec's Frostop Diner 126

Maine

Harmon's Hamburgers 128

Massachusetts

Mr. Bartley's 130

Whet Hut 132

Michigan

Greene's Hamburgers 134

Hunter House Hamburgers 136

Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger 138

Miller's Bar 140

Motz's Hamburgers 141

Redamaks 144

Schlenker's Sandwich Shop 146

Minnesota

Band Box Diner 148

Convention Gril 150

Gordy's Hi-Hat 153

Hi -Ho Tavern 155

Jons Tap 156

Matt's Bar 158

Tendermaid 160

Casper & Runyon's Nook 162

Mississippi

Bill's Hamburgers 164

Latham's Hamburger Inn 166

Phillips Grocery 167

Missouri

Carl's Drive-In 170

Town Topic 172

White Knight Diner 174

Winstead's 176

Montana

Matt's Place Drive-In 178

The Missoula Club 181

Nebraska

Bob's Bar 184

Stella's Bar & Grill 186

New Hampshire

Gilley's Pm Lunch 188

New Jersey

Holiday Snack Bar 190

Krug S Tavern 192

Rossi's Bar & Grill 194

White Manna Hamburgers 196

White Rose System 200

New Mexico

Santa Fe Bite 202

Owl Bar & Cafe 205

The Pantry 206

New York

The Blazer Pub 208

Brennan & Carr 210

Corner Bistro 212

Donovan's - Pub 214

Hilderrandt's 217

Jo Melon 219

Joe Jr. Restaurant 220

P.J Clacke's 222

Tara Inn 223

North Carolina

Srooks' Sandwich House 226

Char - Grill 228

Duke's Grill 229

Hub Grill 231

Snappy Lunch 232

South 21 Drive - In 234

What A Burger Drive In 236

North Dakota

Dakota Drive - in 238

Ohio

Bob's Hamburg 240

Crabill's Hamburgers 241

Gahanna Grill 243

Hamburger Wagon 244

Johnnie's Tavern 246

K'S Hamburger Shop 248

Kewpee 251

Maid - Rite Sandwich Shoppe 253

The Spot 255

Swenson's Drive in 257

The Thurman Cafe 259

Wilson's Sandwich Shop 260

Zip's Cafe 262

Oklahoma

C. Aud's Hamburgers 264

Folger's Drive - Inn 266

Hamburger King 267

Harden's Hamburgers 269

J & W Grill 271

Johnnie's Grill 273

Linda Mar Drive-In 274

The Meers Store & Restaurant 277

Rubert's Grill 278

Sid's Diner 282

Oregon

Giat Drive-In 284

Helvetia Tavern 286

Stanich's Tavern 287

Pennsylvania

Charlie's Hamburgers 289

Coney Island Lunch 290

Tessaro's 292

Rhode Island

Stanley's Hamburgers 296

South Carolina

North Cafe Soda Shop 297

Rock Away Athletic Club 299

South Dakota

Nick's Hamburger Shop 301

Tennessee

Alex's Tavern 303

Brown's Diner 305

Dino's Bar 307

Dyers Burgers 309

Fat MO'S 310

Roger's Restaurant 312

Zarzour's Cafe 314

Texas

105 Grocery & Deli 316

Adair's Saloon 319

Beliare Broiler Burger 320

Blake's BBQ and Burgers 322

Boots Burger 324

Burger Bar 326

Burger House 327

Casino El Camino 329

Chris Madrid's 330

Christian's Tailgate Bar & Grill 332

Dirty Martin's Kum - Bak Place 334

Ed's Place 336

Herd's Hamburgers 338

Hut's Hamburgers 340

Keller's Drive-In 342

Kincaid's Hamburgers 344

Kuby's 346

Lankford Grocery 348

Longhorn Cafe 350

Morris Neal's Handy Hamburgers 352

Memos Bros Char Bar 355

Stanton's City Bites 356

Tookie's Hamburgers 358

Top Notch Hamburgers 360

Utah

Crown Burgers 363

Vermont

Dot's Restaurant 365

The White Cottage Snack Bar 367

Virginia

The Cavalier Store 368

Texas Tavern 371

Washington

Clark's Restaurant 374

Dick's Drive-In 376

Eastside Big Tom 378

Red Mill Burgers 381

Wisconsin

American Legion Post #67 383

Anchor Bar 385

Bud Willman's Lunch 387

Charcoal Inn South 389

Dotty Dumpling's Dowry 391

Joe Roger's Bar 392

Kewpee Sandwich Shop 394

Mickey -Lu bar - B - Q 395

Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlour & Sandwich Shoppe 397

Pete'S Hamburgers 399

The Plaza Tavern 401

Solly's Grille 402

Village Bar 404

Wed Us Hamburger Stand and Ice Cream Parlor 405

Zwieg's 407

Expert Burger Tasters 409

Acknowledgments 410

Index 411

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