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Mary Keltner: Link to best burger in every state in America
Yes, if you guessed a quirky little Sincere Restaurant two counties away from Columbia, but had doubts, you may be right.The burgers are so good natives have for years driven back just to enjoy a half dozen of the delicious morsels per meal. And whether you think this location is so unique it's is own country, not just a county, not a part of any larger jurisdiction in the universe, it is
Mary Keltner sends this link, www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/the-best-burger-in-every-state-in-america with message, "Note the entry for Kentucky...." We're adding the rules: Guess before click and let's know if you deserve a Gold Star for your forehead.
If you guessed the a home patted burger with a yellow tomato, thick slice of onion, lettuce just torn from the head, served at the old Riggins' Restaurant in Dunnville, KY, you have the right burger but not the one chosen in the column.
If you suggested my Mother's homemade burger, made with oatmeal extender, Worchester Sauce, chips of onion and celergy, with lettuce/onion, onion, served on slices of Wonderbread - we couldn't afford hamburger buns, but did know for another 65 years that Wonderbread was better - you would be right about the burger, wrong about the selection.
But if you thought of the winner, and said no, that's not in the United States, remembering a lawyer's famous remark to his new attorney nephew after the elder had brutalized the younger in the courtroom and the young attorney said, "Uncle, you just tromped all over the Constitution of the United Sates," as they were breaking for lunch together, and the uncle said, "What the hell has the Constitution of the United States of America got to do with Monroe County, KY"? If you thought Monroe County a separate nation and discounted the best burger winner as not being located in America, you'd be wrong. It is America. And, according to the article, and tens of thousands of devotees, it is the home of the Best Burger not only in Monroe County, but the Universe as well, at least in our Galaxy.
Anyway, that old story is eons ago, maybe four or five decades past.
Monroe County is as American as it gets, and the selection of this quirky burger fried only there, is deservedly the winner. I've enthusiastically eaten a many a one, unsqueezed. And often make the pilgrammage, when my appetite can be ca'mmed down with nothng less. EW
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