Today is one of the best fake holidays of all: National Cheeseburger Day! And you know what that means? It means I know what I’m eating for dinner. But I won’t be dining on just any old patty and bun… I’m going for the ultimate cheeseburger. What’s essential to the perfect burger? Every chef has his or her own opinion on that subject—and it’s often very contested. In hopes of total burger optimization, I’ve rounded up eight chef secrets for the perfect burger. From here, it’s only a matter of trial and error. One thing is for sure: I’m going to eat well tonight.
Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Square Grill Pan ($20)
Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries, and Shakes by Bobby Flay ($17)