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M ark this as an historic moment: Never before in the history of burger reviewing has such an esteemed group of food writers been gathered to reveal their favorite hamburger joints. Epicurious asked renowned restaurant critics from around the country to identify their local hamburger heaven and describe the beef, buns, condiments, and toppings. Some combinations are classically simple (ground chuck on a bun) while others get fancy (want Kobe beef with that?). Buns range from sesame-seed to kaiser roll to rosemary-scented focaccia (nice idea, San Francisco!). Toppings are all over the map, too: There's Gruyère cheese and Kraft American, garlic aïoli and regular mayo, grilled onions and pickle chips, Bacon Bits, horseradish, and, of course, burger's best friend, ketchup. We made sure to cover the map: Miami, Washington, DC, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Santa Fe, and New Orleans. More Restaurant Guides:

14 great restaurants that specialize in one perfect dish Some restaurants stretch themselves thin by cooking up (ugh!) multiple menu items, but others achieve excellence by specializing in one thing -- and making it perfectly. With the trend of single-item restaurants spreading across the US, we decided to pull together a list of 14 paragons of particular provisions that you've gotta check out. Now, some of these places have sides and variations of their specialties available as well, but the main attraction is where it's at. Brooklyn Kolache Co. Brooklyn Kolache Co. Xooro Xooro (California and beyond)What it's serving: "Spanish fritters", aka churrosThe deal: Described as "churros on steroids" by TheNew York Times, this California-based fast-dessert chain slings giant, gourmet filled churros like maple bacon, vanilla citrus, triple chocolate, and tiramisu to customers from Los Angeles to Qatar. The Meatloaf Bakery Johnny Casserole Cereality Yelp/Trinity T. Paul's Pel'meni Andrew Zimmer Rice to Riches Nong's Khao Man Gai Medium Rare

Six banks fined more than $4.3 billion in currency probe - Nov. 12, 2014 HONG KONG (CNNMoney) Citibank (C), HSBC (HSBC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), RBS (RBS)and UBS (UBS) will collectively pay $1.4 billion to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and about £1.1 billion ($1.75 billion) to the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority. UBS will also make a payment in Switzerland. The fines are the largest ever imposed by the British regulator, which said it will continue to investigate potential wrongdoing at Barclays (BCS). In addition, the U.S. Some $5 trillion is traded in the global currency market each day, much of it in London. "The market only works if people have confidence that the process of setting these benchmarks is fair, not corrupted by manipulation by some of the biggest banks in the world," said Aitan Goelman, the CFTC's director of enforcement. Between 2008 and 2013, lax controls at the banks allowed traders to share confidential information and collude with their counterparts at other institutions in an effort to fix rates and increase profits.

San Francisco's 20 Most Iconic Dishes - Eater Maps Wednesday, July 18, 2012, by Carolyn Alburger Although tourists have their own bucket list of dishes to try in San Francisco, there are certain foods that transcend to a level of local fame befitting the real restaurant lovers in town. If you have just 20 meals left in San Francisco, these are the places you would have to go. The following list spans relatively new restaurants to older, well-established ones, and is given in no particular order. For more iconic dishes from across the Eater Universe, head over to Eater National.

Klout Frankfurt Auto Show: A Tire That Can't Go Flat Behold the Hankook iFlex, the auto industry's latest attempt at an airless tire. Tire companies have been trying for years to make a tire that doesn't need air. The reason is simple: Although tires are more reliable now than they've ever been, they're still totally dependent on the pressure that holds them up (even run-flat tires aren't designed go very far without air). But it's not an easy task. Tires operate in a highly stressful environment—they are not only supporting the car but also absorbing bumps, enduring wild temperature swings, and dealing with the forces from cornering, acceleration, and braking. The last time a tire company tried this in a high-profile way was in 2011, when Bridgestone showed off its Airless Tire Concept.

Explaining Your Pain Fairytale Destinations Is it a dream or is it for real? These places will make you wonder whether you step into the land of magic and fantasy or still firmly stand on the ground. With unearthly nature, unreal landscapes or fairy tale architecture, these destinations will take you far away from your humdrum reality. Picturesque Colmar in France, considered the most beautiful city in Europe, looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale. This tiny town in Alsace is famous not only for its magically colourful old town. Colmar, situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, is called the "Capital of Alsatian Wine" - it boasts a sunny microclimate and is the second driest city in France, making it ideal for wine growing. As if being the wine capital was not enough, Colmar, with its pretty squares, fountains and canals, is also called the "little Venice" (la Petite Venise). The Lord of the Rings' scenery of Faroe Islands truly makes you believe the archipelago is inhabited by hobbits and elves. Saksun, Faroe Islands.

Yelp Green to Go: 5 Mobile Gardens & Portable Garden Projects Ever see a shopping cart piled high with plants? How about a greenhouse on the back of a pickup truck? No, then perhaps a flatbed garden on wheels? Or at the extreme of eco-strange: how about a typical mobile-home trailer that folds out into an entirely fake green garden – the ultimate portable kitsch patio? Growing on the go, these gardening concepts are all works in progress – some have been realized while others are still (in some cases far-fetched) ideas for a greener future. Spotted on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, these strange green machines are (pardon the pun) sprouting up left and right – miniature, self-contained and street-safe greenhouses fitted to the backs of a typical truck. Taking it a step further, Joseph Baldwin has proposed to plant wildflowers and prairie grasses on flat train-car platforms to be towed behind urban mass transit vehicles for the benefit of a broader public audience.

NOBODY Wins Big!!! Real clear election results(image by Michael Collins) In the perpetual democracy pageant that takes place in Washington, DC, the representatives, including the president, are all minority representatives. The people have spoken. Their preference is clear. By an overwhelming majority, the favorite candidate of the American public is NOBODY. But, wait, that makes no sense. Like unemployment, banking, and other critical data coming from the government(s), turnout isn't really turnout. Here are the real turnout numbers: Only 36.6% of eligible voters (real turnout) bothered to vote.Six states had real turnout between 50% and 60%Eighteen states had turnout between 40% and 49%Twenty one states were between 30% and 39%Six states had turnout below 30% Michael McDonald, U.S. Let's look at the turnout winners and losers, the highest and lowest in real turn out. Real Turnout - Top and Bottom of the Barrell(image by Michael Collins) Here's the most important point of looking at real turnout.

The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World Many people doesn’t know, and didn’t even heard about these famous abandoned places. Many of these places are really something amazing, but they are also really sad when you take a closer look at them. On the folowing list, you can see abandoned planes, abandoned ships, as well as the abandoned houses, and so many other things, that are really amazing and magnificent. So, check out these amazing abandoned places photos. 1. Christ of the Abyss at San Fruttuoso, Liguria 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 15th century monastery in the Black Forest in Germany 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Sarajevo 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.