One of the most important parts of Burger Week is determining once and for all, through a highly imperfect bracketing and voting system, which burger is the best burger in all of Los Angeles. We've chosen 16 burger contenders in four categories from a list of Eater Burger Committee faves and reader submissions (NB: massive shilly write-in campaigns did not guarantee inclusion in the bracket). The four categories are pub style burgers, fast food style burgers, upscale burgers, and wild card burgers.
Yesterday, readers decided that Apple Pan serves the best pub-style burger. Now it's time for the upscale burger, a gourmet burger often with a cult-like following. Some laudable burgers that did not make the cut: Rustic Canyon, 25 Degrees, Lazy Ox.