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A month of summer's best burgers

The Company Burger, New Orleans (Photo: Pableaux Johnson)

There are no disputes when it comes to the burger's reign over summer.

The trifecta of patty, cheese and bun has ruled as a benevolent monarch over the country's summer taste buds for as long as we can remember.

Of course, there have been missteps, but for the most part, we owe the burger a great deal. So for the month of July, we'll be honoring its time-tested deliciousness, just in time for the height of grilling season.

To begin, we unearthed the genre's torchbearers: the top burgers from spots less than a year old. Click here to see our finds, from a reimagined Los Angeles classic to an Austin-based spin served on wheels.

Throughout the month, we'll be releasing more burger intel, including great secret-menu burgers from around the country, a mayonnaise matrix for dipping mastery and ways to enjoy your favorite patty for breakfast.

At the end of the month, we'll release the recipe for our Test Kitchen-approved Tasting Table burger, one that's worth flagging for both the summer at hand and future ones.

All hail our fearless leader!

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Nome Burger Austin TX Butcher & the Burger 1021 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago IL 60614 773-697-3735 Market Burger Fries & Shakes 145 W. Main St. Purcellville VA 20132 540-751-1145 The Company Burger 4600 Freret St. New Orleans LA 70115 504-267-0320 Short Order 6333 W. Third St. Los Angeles CA 90036 323-761-7970
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