74. Kobe Burger at CG Burgers

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It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of

Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of

our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own,

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74. Kobe Burger at CG Burgers

In our current glut of boutique burger emporiums serving supposedly "gourmet" hamburgers, CG Burgers' patties stand out from the rest. Firstly, there are more choices than anywhere else -- as in burgers built from bison, turkey, vegetables, all-natural Angus, USDA Prime Beef, or, the favorite we feature here today, Kobe. All are tasty and come on sesame seed or whole wheat bun with free options of lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños, horseradish chipotle sauce, grilled onions, mushrooms, or peppers. Of course it would be crazy to put all of those potential garnishes together on one burger; we generally skip the mushrooms. And when we get the Kobe Burger, at most we'll go with lettuce or tomato -- because you really don't want to cover up the full beefy flavor.

Is the beef used Japanese A5 Kobe? Of course not; we're lucky if it's even American Kobe. Isn't chopping Kobe beef and cooking it past a rare state the worst method of eating this delicately fat-laced meat? Yes, it is. Isn't $9.95 an awful lot to pay for a six-ounce fast-food burger? Good question! Again: yes, it is. But but but...$9.95 is not too much to fork over for an indisputably delicious, flavor-potent patty (and something of a bargain relative to Wagyu pricing). Plus if it's that tasty, who cares about the specific pedigree of cow and whether we're getting all we can from the cut of beef. The CG Kobe Burger is simply the best tasting fast food burger around. Add a side of french fries culled from fresh whole potatoes and an ice cold beer on tap and just enjoy.

100 Favorites Dishes

75. Brie Mozzarella Sticks at The Local

76. Paleta de Elote at La Michoacana Paleteria

77. Strawberry Fields Roll at I Love Sushi

79. Pork Rillettes at Buena Vista Deli

80. Chicken Fricassee at Le Bouchon Du Grove

81. Bacon & Egg Udon at Gigi

82. Wagyu Gunkan at SushiSamba Dromo

83. Grilled Tiger Prawns at Mare Nostrum

84. The Lokal Burger at Lokal

85. Porchetta Sandwich at Salumeria 104
86. Nitro Ice Cream at Haven Gastro-Lounge
87. Red Burger at Red Restaurant

88. Carnitas Torta at Mercadito's Taqueria

89. Bone Marrow Ropa Vieja at Eating House
90. Mushroom-Crusted Grouper at the River Seafood & Oyster Bar

91. Crispy Pork and Onion Salad at Hiro's Yakko-San

92. Moqueca Brazileira at Pearl Restaurant & Lounge

93. Corvina at Edge Steak and Bar

94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3

95. Egg Custard Tart with Black Truffles at Philip Ho
96. Soft Pretzels at Mister Collins
97. Serrano Ham Croquettes at Crazy About You

98. The Elena Ruth Sandwich at Sergio's

99. Chow Fun at Chow Down Grill

100. Grilled Artichoke at Peacock Garden Cafe

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