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LA is Burgertown, USA?

By Rachelle Bowden in Food on Jun 10, 2004 6:12PM

2004_06_blackiesburger.jpgChicago expatriate, TJ Lang points out an LA Times article in which they look at the history of the hamburger and proclaim LA to be Burgertown, USA. It doesn't seem right. In-n-Out rules, but California is so health-concious for the most part, we can't imagine them proclaiming themselves to be the king of a grease-dripping burger. What really pissed us off is when they take a swipe at Chicago's hamburgers:

But there are news stories about hamburger carts in Chicago and Los Angeles dating from 1894. (Fine work, Chicago, but in the end you didn't have the vocation for it. Can anybody name a famous Chicago hamburger stand?)

And anyway, everyone knows that the hamburger sandwich was invented at a fair in WI, so they may as well give it up. What a bogus article.

Chicagoist personally loves the 1/2 pound burger from Blackie's (especailly good when we're stuck in our cube hunched over our laptop with a hangover - like today). Last year Billie Goat Tavern was voted best hamburger by Citysearch readers. Also check out which burgers Metromix readers like. What is your favorite Chicago hamburger?