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My two kids and I have a hamburger hunt every Thursday night. Three
places we have tried that we like very much are Pinky's in Rio Linda,
Classic Burger on Northgate Blvd. and Hamburger Mary's. We also like
Nationwide but we also consider value into our rating system and it
comes up lacking. I have to disagree with you about Fords. I think it
is over-rated. I also think it has gone downhill but I never felt it
was very high up there to begin with. For great value there's a
hamburger stand on Folsom Blvd. just past 65th Street, called Burger
Chief. It's a great deal and certainly better than any fast food
chain....yet it's fast food priced.
Hi guys...just reviewed your burger link in the school
Just a question, have you tried The Squeeze Inn on Fruitridge at Power
Inn ? I'm guessing you haven't by your rankings. Give it a try and I'm
betting you will revise your top 5.
YOU MUST TRY THE '' SQUEEZE INN '' 7918
I am surprised your schools football team has not
made you aware of this extraordinary burger establishment.
Ken & Ruth (very biased owners)
P.S. The representatives of Cordova High School
that we have joyfully come to know are some of the
most well mannered young adults to frequent our business.
An obvious testimony to parents and teachers alike.
THE SQUEEZE IN HAS THE BEST BURGERS, AND FRIES IN SACRAMENTO.
ALL THERE OTHER FOOD IS GREAT TOO. YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT IF YOU
GARRET HOUSE CHS 96'
TO: The so-called "Burgers Guys":
FROM: A "true" expert.
Come on now! I didn't notice any mention in your list of Tiny's on
Fulton...surely an oversight by you two learned "authorities" (smile). I was
first made aware of Tiny's by seing it voted for several years running in
Sacramento Magazine as the "Best Burger in Town", so I decided to give it a
shot. In my estimation (which, judging from my high cholesterol count due to
consuming burgers on average 5 times a week must be of obvious value) it
reigns supreme not only in Sacramento, but also in the western U.S. (with the
possible exception of Dee's In-and-Out Burgers -no relation to the In-and-Out
chain- in Portland, OR).
So, next time you decide to pontificate as to burger excellence, if you
guys really expect to be taken seriously, you might want to consider being a
tad bit more thorough, research your field of study just a little bit more
adequately, and not make an oversight of like magnitude as forgetting to
include Coca-Cola in a soft drink contest, or Ford in an automobile
comparison, since I am obviously not alone in this, not mere opinion, but
rather observation concerning the King of Sac burgers, Tiny's.
Do the math, boys!
Oh my very slow reader,
You need to sit down and if you can read, spend some time with each of our reviews. Sacramento Magazine did rate Tiny's number one, but in the same article it said that McDonalds fries were the best fries in Sacramento.
Have you ever had a Tiny's burger and compared it to our list?
Our Tinys review will be posted later this month, but look towards the bottom of our list - in about the same location of your high school graduating position.
May 31, 2000
Fords? I will be making a special trip there on Friday with a group of
guys, if this place is not top notch, heads will roll! ( just kidding about
Anthony L. Walker
Let me remind you that we are the Burger Guys, the Doctors of Taste. However, this list is far from complete. This is a work in progress and do believe that it will be one of the best burgers you have ever had.
May 27, 2000
I have to remind myself that the Doctors of Taste must be decadently rich. The time and dedication it takes to produce this series of reviews must be incredible. I foresee these writers developing into American icons. The humility and grace these
Doctors carry themselves is worthy of an award. I am proud to be a loyal reader. Keep up the good work gentlemen.
We have many fans from around the world, and praise from the mutant public really doesn't mean much to us. If you believe that were are as great as we are, send money.
May 16, 2000
Why do your burgers bounce and spin? Just curious.
May 8, 2000
May 2, 2000
As a highly trained athlete, distance runner, and muscle bound weight lifter I feel your
column can and will lead may youth down a path toward nutritional destruction. You
encourage kids to eat sandwiches high in calories and saturated fats when you should be
extolling the virtues of moderation and choosing lean cuts of meat. What is wrong with a
good chicken sandwich sautéed in a bean curd sauce with a breadcrumb topping or a glass of skim milk with a bagel, bran muffin or whole-wheat peanut butter cookie. Patience is a
virtue. Sure we are a fast food society. But honestly, how long does it take to prepare two
dozen sunflower seed cookies and a nutritious summer salad made with a liberal dousing of a
healthy-heart dressing? It takes work to produce a lean sculpted body. Tell Dr. Meat and
Prof. Beef that they have a more important obligation to society than to stuff their fat out
shape old bodies in the name of journalism.
We don't go into the gym and smack the crap out of you when you are playing jazzercise, so don't follow us into Fatburger and critique what you know nothing about. Just as you don't mind wearing pink tights and eating tofu and wheat germ, we have no problem squeezing into our 45" real man Levi's, tied up to a working man's set of suspenders. I suggest that you go on back to your alfalfa farm and save a whale because we will be here long after your skinny rear end is pushing up asparagus.
May 1, 2000
April 24, 2000
April 13, 2000
Dear Burger Guys,
Dear Fry Guys,
April 12, 2000
When are you two going to stop with the chain burger places, and move on to
the Mom & Pop places? We all get the picture that if you want a good
cheeseburger, fries, and coke (I agree, no Pepsi - coke), you should NOT go
to a fast food place. Move on Guys! This is getting depressing!
Signed, "Waiting to Hear About the Realllllllly Good Places to Partake!"
Reply: If it wasn't for the Burger Guys, you would not have known that you were eating garbage. We educated you! We pointed you out from the dark cave you were living. A little education is a dangerous thing, and that is obvious from your premature comment. We are slowing walking our brain dead readers out of the depth of ignorance and into the enlightened world that we live. Be patient; we know what is best for you. You still do not have the ability to distinguish between good, great and perfect. Walk slowly, Grasshopper, or you will fail to see the burger hell in which you live. We have been in your shoes and have transcended your lowly state. Remember, we care.
April 3, 2000
What's up with the reviews dudes?? I saw your ratings on Friday and I have yet to see what you two dorks have to say about America's best burger chain: Fudruckers!!! Too much Basketball for you, or was it the Three Stooges Marathon on Channel 25 that got you a little behind in your work. Why don't you leave food reviews up to real columnist that understands what a deadline is, like Mick Dunne. If you two dorks didn't suck so much I'd swear you were gravity.
Scott Jopp, Elk Grove
PS. Go ahead and use my name, because by the time you finally come around to kickin' my @ss I'll be moved, dead, or another geologic epoch will be upon us.
March 31, 2000
Dear B G's,
First of all I find your column amusing and even a tad harmless, but when are you going to get on with some reviews? There is a great big world of burgers out there and I feel you are dinking around with the fast food chains. Have you no worldliness, do you ever go to a restaurant that doesn't appear on the Fortune 500 report? A real man could eat at least 2 burgers a day! I bet in real life you two are a couple of pencil neck geeks trying to compete with the men in this county. Never send a school teacher to do a man's job. We need "Rolland the Colon" from KHTK Sports 1140, he at least can down a double with cheese everyday of the week.
Brock Masters, Citrus Heights
March 26, 2000
Dear Head Burger Guy,
I was crushed to read the following sentence on the home page:
>>Mr. Anklam will not be able to guide the pom-pom team today due to an
injury he received playing Frisbee golf.<<
Please reassure me that his injury won't hinder his burger reviewing
abilities. With spring break fast approaching I think the burger guys are
way overdue for a road trip. This burger aficionado suggests a trip to LA is
in order and a stop at Tommie's is imperative. If at all possible make sure
you visit the Rampart location just off the Hollywood freeway (Rampart exit).
Don't let the bars on the windows of all the neighboring houses discourage you :-)
Yours in burgers and fries,
A loyal reader from Folsom
March 19, 2000
Dear Burger guys,
I am deeply offended that both of you think the middle-class masses are not
up to your particular standards for determining what is "the best" burger?
Please list all of the criteria you and use for judging, not only the
burger it self but presentation and grease stains on the wrapper. You know,
really, really important stuff. Are the items arranged in the box well or
just jammed in? Do the burgers touch? Are there the same amount of french
fries in every ones box? I have very high expectations all around not just
the burger. How about you?
Dear Burger Guys,
Are you just teasing us with your comments to emails regarding In-N-Out? You haven't "officially" given a review, but you're touting their goodness? Isn't that the cart before the horse?
Also, I would like to see the most recent letters first so I don't have to scroll down to see what's new. I also spotted a burger place on Rockingham Drive & Mather Field Road called Burger Station, or Burger Spot, something like that. It is right next door to LaBou. Their sign looked good. Neon flames saying "flame broiled." I know nothing about this place, just spotted it driving by.
Keep up the good work!
We are very sorry that we jumped the gun on our review on In-N-Out. Your comments are very respected by the Burger Guys. We will definitely give the Burger Station a shot very soon.
Any restaurant with neon flames deserves our review.
Dear Dr. Meat,
I'll address this to you since you are the only one who is man enought to use his real picture (homely as it is). I am a petite socialite that loves to tear into a real burger. Sometimes I even wear jeans as a clever disguise and go to places that I wouldn't be caught dead in to enjoy one of America's classics. My issue is how can a distinguished upstanding member of the community such as I enjoy a double with cheese with a certain air of sophistication
Gold River Sue
March 17 2000
Dear Burger Guys,
I love your page, but you really have to try eating at In & Out. It is the
best burger in the state.
Thanks for writing in and being our first contributor. You are, however, going to have to give us some time to get to some these restaurants. We are not even officially on-line yet, but In & Out is on the top of our list.
Dr. Meat has to get to In-and-Out. The very best in town, bar none. So
much better than the rest. One visit there and he will never go back to
any other burger joint, unless of course he absolutely has to have the toys.
An In-and-Out fan.
The Burger Guys will be dining at your favorite restaurant this week.
However, let me remind you that The Burger Guys are the experts in this field and not you. We will tell you what is a good cheeseburger and you will just agree; we have found that readers are very limited in their knowledge and need our advice.
Dear Burger Guys,
While I agree completely with your review of Wendy's (yuk!), I felt the other reviews of the "commercial" fast food places were pretty much right on. I am glad to see that you are rating the fries also. Because what is a burger without fries?
Also, I do not understand people who order "iced tea", or "lemonade" with burgers and fries. This meal of a burger and fries screams for a "coke." The All-American meal.
I did however, miss your review of Carl's Jr. It was listed, but not readable. What happened? Am enjoying the reviews so far, keep up the good work.
Jan, You are truly a great American, and we salute you. We too feel your hunger pains.
Every time we dine on a cheeseburger and fries, we wash them down with America's drink, Coke.
March 15, 2000
Greetings Meat Heads or Meat Loaf or whatever,
You must try Willies off of Broadway. Greasy, but good
It is very obvious that you are a member of the lemming rabble without the convictions of identifying yourself. This may be wise; let the Burger Guys determine if this restaurant is "good." It is now on our list of establishments to visit
Dear Burger Guys,As experts of all things meaty I'm sure you appreciate trying new things. I ask you then, have either of you ever had a buffalo, emu, or ostrich ostrich burger? Betty Jo Reese Rosemont
Dear Betty Jo,
I would like to reply to you and the rest of the nonreaders out there (jeez those SAT-9 scores don't lie do they????), we are reviewing hamburgers of equal size and proportions....only! No chicken, no turkey, no "nutty", and especially no wild game burgers. In the interest of science I have had 1/2 of an emu burger at the state fair, an ostrich burger in Auburn, a buffalo burger at "Moose burgers" in East Glacier Park Montana, and a few other burgers I am not proud to have eaten. It just doesn't feel right to stray so far away from the one you love; the all American classis 1/3 pound patty with cheese, and a pile of fresh condiments. Dr. Meat
When you finally leave your safe little haven and branch out to worldly burgers, you must go to Connies in North Highlands. Order the double with cheese and you will never go back to In and Out for their puny burger. Larry Flagler, Alkali Flats
All those institution burgers you have consumed at Loaves and Fishes must have gone to your head and clouded your judgment. Once again, we tell you where to go, not visa versa! Sure we love to take suggestions, but we do not take orders from the general population. About your comments, I am sure you are referring to the number one rating of In and Out. For our money and our sophisticated taste buds it is one of the best regional chains out there. All we are saying is you are on a road trip, cruising down I-5 in your '83 Plymouth Fury wagon and you are confronted with a barrage of the big 5 burgers and there is an In and Out in the mess too....Go to In and Out! You won't be disappointed. We as burger experts realize that there are lots of small businesses out there that make an awesome product and we hope to review them all! Dr. Meat
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