When it comes to the best burgers, New Yorkers are an opinionated bunch. Just check out our annual Battle of the Burger competition for proof—the sold-out live event takes place tonight at South Street Seaport. But what makes the perfect burger? Is it the bun (potato, seeded, grilled), the patty (Angus, chuck, rib eye, brisket) or the fixins? We've done the legwork and come up with what we believe is the top-of-the-heap, crème-of-the-crop, burger-busting best. Recreate or mix-and-match to your liking. Beef to bun, here’s the stack of your dreams.
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