The Elevated Burger

by Mike Hunter

Blanco Burger at Zinburger

Time and time again, the classic hamburger beats out over many other choices on a menu. So much so that the gourmet burger joint has become its own genre for diners. Here are our current tops:

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

This interesting concept is all about custom orders. Customers pick the type of burger they want and take a seat — and before you know it, it’s on the table and delicious. Great service and very attentive staff. There is a bar as well.

2033 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
(602) 242-2337

11055 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 348-2337


Joe’s Farm Grill

It is all about the counter service, but this grill in the midst of Agritopia — an urban farm in the heart of Gilbert — is unique and does have all of the great accompaniments a great burger place should have.

3000 E. Ray Rd., Gilbert
(480) 563-4745


Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

This was one of the local original gourmet burger joints — fast, yet truly gourmet. Each burger is made to order and can be customized to the most discerning or eclectic taste. Finest ingredients make up these clever combos.

2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
(602) 424-9500

15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 285-0690

344 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert
(480) 387-5000

Picture: Blanco Burger at Zinburger

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