Beef Up Your Burger Knowledge

Have a meat-cute with our favorite burger recipes, toppings and tips

We love when it's acceptable to have serious beef.

All month long we've had burgers on the brain. We've tried offbeat toppings. Crafted the perfect patty. Even talked to one of our favorite chefs about how he finds burger bliss.

With two glorious months of summer left and our meat-cute with summer's favorite sandwich firmly established, we're passing on all we've learned, from wines to pair with your burger to classic roadside joints that deserve a road trip.

We also found five veggie burgers that don't suck. Now that's dedication.