August 2015: San Francisco
This city contends with NYC for #1...
So I came out to San Francisco to start building up my network
Back on the East Coast, a burger as described above is just about the minimum requirement. A small, local diner chain called Jackson-Hole has a location situated in Englewood, New Jersey, which is where I found myself on this memorable day. Despite the recommendation I was given, I was quite skeptical of this supposed burger supremeness.
I ordered the burger standard as I do for the litmus test, like pizza, just cheese. Last second I decided to throw in the bacon, asked it to be cooked medium rare. I ended up the heavenly work-of-art you see above. The bacon was high-quality, likely maple-cured, perfectly cooked, and full of flavor. As you can see they didn’t skimp on it either. The beef was certainly from a premium cut as it was dense with that juicy, beefy flavor one dreams of when they’re craving a burger. The beef was the perfect ratio of fat to lean, I’m guessing 80/20. As you can see, it was also huge. Must have been well over ½ pound. Definitely a top recommendation if you’re craving a burger. Jackson Hole also has several other locations in NYC.