Burgers. No country on the planet does them quite like America, and, even less surprisingly, no state does them quite like Texas. The number of legitimately classic, hole-in-the-wall joints dotting the state is mind-boggling, but then again, so is the number of newer spots turning out their own singular takes on burger perfection. Here, in no particular order, are the 19 finest examples you'll find in the Lone Star State. Did we miss your favorite? Extoll its virtues in the comments.
What you’re getting: The Tostada Bean Burger
Although San Antonio's patron burger saint passed away in 2012 at the tender age of 61, Chris Madrid's legacy still lives on through the long lines at his eponymous burger joint. On a Saturday at lunch you're looking at a 20-minute line, which seems a bit silly until you receive your monstrous "macho"-sized Tostada Bean Burger. A normal bun cannot contain the multitudes of this monster, which is loaded with a mountain of melted cheddar and a hidden layer of Mexican fillings that gives it an only-in-Texas style of savory flavor. Pro move: top it with pico and fold the patty in half to fit it into the bun.