Best Of 2021

Best Fry Sauce: Fifty West Burger Bar

Fifty West Burger Bar is a retro-style root beer and burger stand serving up classic milkshakes, flat-top hot dogs and 12 specialty burgers named for the 12 states that U.S. Route 50 runs through. They’re loaded with staple ingredients inspired by each, including Cincinnati-style chili, Maryland tartar sauce, West Virginia apple butter and Kansas smoky barbecue. A side of crinkle-cut fries is a must, as is purchasing extra portions of fry sauce. What is fry sauce? Ketchup plus mayo plus... magic? Unknown, but it’s tangy and orange and goes great with fries — and burgers and hot dogs and, honestly, probably milkshakes.