There are two ways to settle the best of the best: American Idol-style, where ultimately the fans decide, and Bloodsport-style, where no matter how bad you want the monkey kung fu guy to win, he always ends up getting crushed. Because burgers can't kill each other, join Burger Club Dallas
Open to all ground-beef lovers, the BCD's sole function's to meet monthly at non-fast-food N Tx patty pushers to systematically group-rate the product; the founder, an ex-Omni Mandalay cook, was inspired by an argument re: Twisted Root's merits, as well as a How I Met Your Mother episode where Regis Philbin's haunted by a heavenly burger whose location he can no longer remember -- but it's probably How He Met Your Grandmother. Whether new (Burger Spot, Smashburger, Maple & Motor...) or classic (Dairy-ette, Ball's, Adair's...), the restos must be burger-focused, so places like The Grape'll have to make do with lame plaudits like "Best Restaurants in Texas". At the meet-ups, everyone must down a burger (beef only & preferably the joint's sig offering, dressed however you like) and rate both meal and atmosphere 1-10, with average scores posted w/ comments on BCD's blog & Facebook page; the first excursion netted Kenny's an 8.5, a high rating the founder swears wasn't affected by "Naughty Mommy" adult milkshakes (naughty by nurture?).
As BCD grows, meetings will become more frequent, and non-beef categories (exotic meat, veggie...) will likely spring up. The goal's to expand throughout Texas, and be joined by burger freak Bobby Flay -- who claims to Throwdown!, but can he wrap his legs around your waist and smash your head like a coconut?