Matthew Odam’s top 12 burgers in Austin

By Matthew Odam - American-Statesman Staff

University of Texas football season kicks off Saturday, meaning people will be breaking out the charcoal, filling up the propane tanks and slapping burgers on the grill. While everyone in your neighborhood/tailgate party knows you make the best burgers, I’m going to introduce you to my favorites in town.

Burgers are no longer the strict domain of fast-food joints and greasy spoons. You can find excellent examples at some of Austin’s best restaurants. But just because some of our top chefs have created their own takes on the American classic doesn’t mean you have to get all high-minded about things. Sometimes the simplest burger is the best.

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