05/12/2011 02:03 pm ET | Updated Jul 12, 2011

George Motz's 25 Essential US Hamburgers Checklist

It seems unfathomable that there was a time America's best family-operated burger joints weren't listed in a book with the care and detail that George Motz applied in the original version of his seminal book, Hamburger America. Disagree with him on burgers that should or shouldn't have been included, but as noted in a Daily Meal interview with Motz last October, there are few people as well-versed and respected on the subject as this mutton-chopped burgermeister.

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