In certain circles—where pork belly’s sustainability and the legitimacy of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants are subjects of debate—Wylie Dufresne can be as disruptive a topic as harem pants, cilantro or Benghazi. Drop his name into polite conversation and watch the mood ripple. The chef’s particular brand of gastronomic black arts has been dividing opinion for more than a decade at wd~50—the original nucleus of North American avant-garde cuisine.
Burgers are inherently egalitarian eats, easy manipulated to humble comfort food or haute heights and enjoyed by all. So when it came time to vote for the best burgers in NYC, it made total sense to leave it up to, well, you! From top-rate cheap burgers to highbrow takes on the American classic, these are your 50 Battle of the Burger 2015 contenders.
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