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The burger: Heritage HAMburger — hamburger with griddled heritage ham, American cheese, and pickled green tomatoes.
Served with: Banana bourbon caramel custard.

How it stacked up: Classic, simple, but exceptionally well done, this burger takes studied technique and marries it with high-quality but nonfussy ingredients for a platonically ideal burger. Additionally, the custard was one of the few things we ate in whole, despite being stuffed to the gills. Creamy, sweet, but not overpoweringly so, and with just a hint of bourbon to round out the caramelized banana, it was a perfect counterpoint to the salty burger.