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The Big 12: My favorite hamburgers in Austin

Matthew Odam

In honor of the start of football (and tailgating) season, I compiled a list of my 12 favorite hamburgers in Austin. Why 12 and not 10? Why not? It’s my list. I’ll do what I want. Why didn’t I rank them in order? My preferences change from day to day. One week I might want a thick coarse-grind burger topped with fontina cheese and cooked over an open flame and another I might long for the childhood memories evoked by the thin flat-top cooked patties served on buns straight from the bag.

I could have gone well past a dozen. I can think of at least 10 others that deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as many of these. But I had to stop somewhere, lest my word-count or waistline explode.

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