From backyard grill outs and roadside drive-thrus to gourmet interpretations, these beefy bunned babies are like a slab of comfort food you can (generally) hold between two hands.
Adhering to a tried-and-true culinary equation, the nucleus of a burger is some type of patty (or two) beef, turkey, veggie topped with assorted accoutrements like lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, pickles, bacon, over- easy eggs, etc. But within those parameters, an almost overwhelming amount of variations on the same general concept can be achieved. And whether you want a damn good basic cheeseburger or to push the limits of a meat sandwich to the extreme is up to you and whomever youre ordering from.
To help you on the quest for burger nirvana, this slideshow features the top 10 best overall burger joints in the city, as voted by CityBeat readers in the 2020 Best Of Cincinnati Issue.
As a bonus: Burgers were basically made for carry- out and therefore an ideal food to devour during a pan- demic, when more than just the thought of melty cheese and a side of fries conjures up a feeling of nostalgia for days gone by (or even just for early March).