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Burger Battle Royale: Best of the Southwest

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BurgerBattle_Chef Paul Qui

CHEF PAUL QUI

formerly of Uchiko, Austin, TX

Find out more about this James Beard award-winning chef at jamesbeard.org.

Paul Qui's Top 5 Favorite Burgers in the Southwest

1. PRIMETIME BURGER Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Austin, TX

American kobe beef, brie, truffle aioli, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce on a homemade bun.

 Photo by Charles Masters

Photo by Charles Masters

2. “BOWLING ALLEY BURGER” Swift’s Attic, Austin, TX

Fontina, grilled onions and special sauce.

 Photo by @Tinerd via Foodspotting

Photo by @Tinerd via Foodspotting

3. CHEESEBURGER Parkside, Austin, TX

Old-school American cheeseburger on a homemade bun.

 Photo by @JonnyFromTheBlock via Foodspotting

Photo by @JonnyFromTheBlock via Foodspotting

4. BACON AVOCADO BURGER 24 Diner, Austin, TX

Charred poblanos and avocado with smoky aioli.

 Photo by @ChrisBoyles via Foodspotting

Photo by @ChrisBoyles via Foodspotting

5. THE ROYALE WITH CHEESE Justine’s, Austin, TX

Hand-ground angus burger with house-made mayo on a ciabatta roll.

 Photo by Marco C. via yelp

Photo by Marco C. via yelp

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