100 Favorite Dishes

Delux Burger from Delux

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4: Delux Burger from Delux

When we get a hankerin' for a hamburger of the hippest kind we head for Delux, the cool little burger and brew joint in Central Phoenix. With $9 gourmet burgers, 40 international beers on tap, and "a la cart" fries (served up in a miniature shopping cart), there's more than a few reasons to stick around and enjoy -- even into the wee hours.

Where we like to start? The Delux burger.

Featuring a tasty blend of all-natural premium beef courtesy of San Francisco Bay Area- based Niman Ranch, gruyere and blue cheese, sweet caramelized onions, salty bits of applewood-smoked bacon, and crunchy fresh arugula neatly packed into a soft, toasty baguette, the Delux burger is a delicious blend of ingredients with the meat and caramelized onions at center stage in every bite.

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