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America's Best Burger Cities 2012

America's best cities for burgers: Chicago

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No. 3 Chicago

Up three slots from last year, the Windy City now ranks almost as highly for its burgers as for its winning pizza. Along with the classics served at Billy Goat Tavern (which inspired the famous “Cheezborger! Cheezborger!” skit on Saturday Night Live), you can find almost theatrical interpretations of the burger. Kuma’s Corner in Avondale, for instance, embraces a full-on heavy-metal theme: the Iron Maiden features avocado, cherry peppers, and chipotle mayo, while the Slayer has a patty topped with fries, chili, andouille, and “anger.”

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