A real hamburger

Posted Friday, Aug. 30, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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I read your recent series on the area’s best hamburgers and was somewhat dismayed.

I really like hamburgers. I fix ‘em all the time and I know a lot about ‘em.

First, most of those things you or the contestants called “hamburgers” really weren’t hamburgers. They were some gussied-up sandwich with a lots of extraneous stuff piled on them.

Second, hamburgers are supposed to be fixed with a bun, the insides toasted, mustard on both halves of the bun, ground beef pattie, a slice or two of tomato, dill pickle slices, a slice or two of onion and lettuce.

If you want mayonnaise rather than mustard, OK, but I wasn’t brought up that way.

If you want a cheeseburger, add a slice of American cheese.

Bacon? Well, OK. Avocado? No!

No mention was made of Dairy Queen, Whataburger, Burger Box, Burger King or any of the other genuine burger joints that fix real hamburgers.

What I learned from the series is where not to go.

I don’t go to Dallas, will not go to In-N-Out because they’re from looney-land, and I don’t want any “special sauce.”

— Glen L. Hunt Jr., Bedford

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