We spend a lot of our time preaching about the glory of the best burgers all over the country and purchasing pants with larger elastics in the waist. But this time around, we are celebrating burgers that don't get thrown a lot of written ticker tape parades. Yes, some of these burgers have made it onto our local editions' "best" lists, but we contend that -- on a national scale -- they still remain criminally underrated. And if you feel like we've missed out on a burger that deserves its place in the sun, shout it out. After all, we're always looking for more excuses to eat burgers.
Soda & Swine (address and info)
San Diego, CA
We love Soda & Swine, and all it does with meatballs and the like, but when it turns those meatballs into burgers topped with fried jalapeños, pepper jack, and chipotle mayo, our love turns into something more scary and stalkerish.