08/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New York Burgers: 82 Most Notable Patties

Anyone who spends time eating their way around the five boroughs of this restaurant-obsessed city knows that when it comes to food, New Yorkers are prone to all sorts of wild enthusiasms and fads. But when almost a decade ago, Daniel Boulud decided to stuff a short-rib-rich patty with a melting deposit of foie gras and serve it -- for the incredible price of $27 (now $32) -- on a fresh-baked brioche bun, what followed was no mere fad. It was the beginning of a socio-gastronomic awakening, and we are now living in a brave new burger world.

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