The Best Burgers in America

There are burgers and then there are restaurant burgers: those over-the-top concoctions built for maximum wow and deliciousness. We tapped the country's top chefs -- all recent regional winners of prestigious James Beard Awards -- to share the burgers they devour most on their home turf.

Compiled by Sarah Karnasiewicz, Photography by Charles Masters

Chorizo Burger
Charles Masters
4. Sur Burger

Chef and Latin-American food expert Maricel Presilla combines spicy Spanish chorizo with ground beef seasoned with cumin and cayenne. Then she layers on a pureed chile-walnut spread, jalapeño-onion relish and greens.

Restaurant: Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ

Region: Mid-Atlantic

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