Jul 30, 2014

Take Me to Your Burger, Napa

Napans are passionate about their burgers, and everyone has a favorite.

Take Me to Your Burger, Napa

My weekly search for the perfect Napa burger has turned up a wide variety of expert opinions, but this week  kept cropping up.

Winemaker Marbue Marke started it off with an enthusiastic thumbs up for Angele.

“Wow, tough question, but undoubtedly Angele. Best bun (usually a touch toasted but not noticeable), WONDERFUL meat, juicy but not wet, chewable but not chewy, enough flavor to not need ketchup,” says Marke.

“A wonderful all-around burger that always lifts my spirit. That, with a glass of champagne, and there you are. Hmm, this is making me hungry.”

Hairdresser Jen Thomas agreed wholeheartedly. “Angele’s is the best burger ever! I crave it!”

My husband also gave his vote to Angele. While I reserve my right to change my mind weekly, we do like to share an Angele burger with pommes frites on the side.

Marie Smith gave me some valuable information that I’m happy to pass on. “ has a fabulous burger on Tuesdays available only from their bar menu. Yummy!” (And not surprisingly, since we’re apparently going with a theme this week, she also mentioned Angele’s “delicious burger.”)

Kathy and Don Foulger are happily married but aren’t on the same page when it comes to burgers. Kathy likes and Don heads for when the mood strikes. Variety is the spice of life!

Donna Deweerd, thinking practically, responded quickly, “ In and Out Burger," she said. "You can’t beat it for the price.”

And then there is Dan Newlan. On only my second week of the great burger search, I was wondering how long it would take to get here.  

“The best burger in town is mine.”

So when do we get an invite to the backyard barbecue, Dan?

Where do you go for your favorite Napa burger? Tell us in the Q&A. The challenge is on!

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