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GQ Just Crowned The Best Burger In The World, And It’s A Veggie Burger

Maybe the people over at GQ have all been dabbling with intense hallucinogens, or perhaps they haven’t had a real burger in a while. Or maybe…just maybe…they’re legitimately onto something here.

Gentlemen’s Quarterly, more commonly referred to as GQ, has walked out on a limb with this one in the eyes of American burger connoisseurs, most of which are not within reach of the burger. They have just announced that the best burger in the world is a…drum roll please…vegetarian burger! Kind of crazy, right? That’s similar to saying Caitlyn Jenner is the bravest woman in America: some people will agree, but the majority will think you’re batshit crazy.

However, the decision has received overwhelming support from vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike who have tried it. So WTF is in it you ask? Unfortunately, nobody is too sure.

Brooks Headley, the former hardcore punk drummer and current owner and operator of Superiority Burger in the East Village in New York City, has been hush-hush on the exact ingredients of the patty, divulging only the fact that it has nuts (in all likelihood so that nobody dies from an allergy, what a nice guy) and some grains. Everything else is a mystery, especially since Headley is constantly tinkering with it in order to perfect an almost perfect burger.

Headley, who is a self-proclaimed carnivore, says that he didn’t create this burger for health reasons, but did so to create a vegetarian burger that, simply put, doesn’t taste like cardboard dick.

As an enormous fan of cheeseburgers, I can honestly say that I’ve maybe…just maybe…had one solid veggie burger in the history of my life. So the fact that Superiority Burger doesn’t have a single negative review on it’s main page on Yelp legitimately blows my mind. One reviewer only gave it two stars, but even he admitted that it was only because the burger is too expensive and has nothing to do with the taste. The burger is $6, get over yourself, Yelp guy.

However in Yelp guy’s defense, the burger does weigh in as a featherweight fighter, being referred to as a “slider” by many of the 300 sq ft restaurant’s returning patrons and first time customers.

Still, vegetarian burger being given the title of “Best Burger.” That’s gotta mean something, right?

Image Source: Eat This NY, Grub Street, NY Times

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11 U.S. Beer Bars You NEED To Visit Before You Die

We all have those special bars that we just love, but some bars are not only special to us, they’re incredible no matter who you are. These are bars that are worth seeking out, if only to enjoy just one pint. The experience and the journey is worth it. Here are 11 of those such bars. Grab a bar stool at one of them soon.

 

The Brickstore – Atlanta, Georgia

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Arguably the bar that taught Atlantans to drink good beer, this place is a mecca for anyone that loves beer, especially of the Belgian variety. The darkly lit interior is reminiscent of an old abbey, and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable. Plus the food is pretty delicious as well.

 

Kennedy School – Portland, Oregon

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Located in a converted elementary school, McMenamins bought the school and converted it into a hotel, restaurant, bar and brewery. It makes for one of the most unique drinking experiences you’ll ever have, especially when you wind up in a bar named “detention.”

 

Burp Castle – New York, New York

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All hail this temple of suds where you aren’t allowed to speak above a whisper. Seriously…other patrons will shush you.

 

Draught House – Austin, Texas

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Whether you choose to hang out in the parking lot in your own chair, as the regulars do, or head inside to sample one of the 70+ beers on tap, you’ll have a hard time not having fun here.

 

Father’s Office – Los Angeles, California

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One of the best complements to a good beer is a fantastic burger, and this place has one of the best around – the rumors are true. Plus their selection of beer is incredible. These guys are basically the ambassadors of craft beer in LA.

 

El Bait Shop – Des Moines, Iowa

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When you pull up to this bar, you may think it’s more of a hangout spot for bikers than a place for beer, but they take their suds extremely seriously, even claiming to have the world’s largest selection of American craft brews on tap – there are over 100.

 

124 Old Rabbit Club – New York, New York

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Head down a set of metal stairs just off Macdougal street and press the illuminated buzzer. If there’s room inside the door will open and you’ll be treated to a geeky selection of beer you won’t soon forget.

 

HopCat – Grand Rapids, Michigan

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There are a few HopCats that have opened in recent years, but you want to head to the original, which is responsible for helping introduce the public to some of the best craft beers the state of Michigan has to offer, including mega hit Founders.

 

Palm Tavern – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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This bar can be a bit tough to find – which locals love, and is why they aren’t too keen on places continuing to talk about it – but once you do, you’ll also find one of the best beer lists in the country, especially if you’re a fan of brews made in Belgium.

 

Ebenezer’s Pub – Lovell, Maine

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This bar is located in the middle of nowhere, seriously, you are only going to Lovell, ME for this bar and this bar only — there is nothing around for miles. But Ebenezer’s has one of the best beer selections in the country – over 700 bottles – and you get to consume those beers while hanging out in an old converted farm house, so the trip to the middle of nowhere is totally worth it. There is a reason it has been named best beer bar in America several times.

 

The Thirsty Monk – Asheville, North Carolina

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Asheville is currently the most exciting place in the country for craft beer, and this bar is ground zero. Head here to sample all North Carolina has to offer, and more.

Written by VinePair

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Best-Selling Condiments in the U.S.

That’s right, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise is the No. 1 best-selling condiment in America. Most people use this stuff on a daily basis so it’s no surprise. What is surprising is how many times mayonnaise comes up on this list! Who knew eggs and oil would do this well, huh? Hellmann’s mayo racks in $401,204,800 for total sales. Check out the rest of the post to see what other condiments made the cut.