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Industry Experts Reveal Their Favorite Off-Duty Places to Grab a Burger

In honor of Burger Week, we've surveyed local chefs and other restaurant professionals about burgers. For this installment, we ask: Where's your favorite place to grab a burger?

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"Cutters: Simple cheeseburger with either American or Swiss Cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion with lots of Mayo and yellow mustard. Because it's juicy." — Craig Leickfelt, Chef, Guns + Butter

"I've always liked getting a burger at Knights in AA." — Eve Aronoff, Executive Chef, Frita Batidos

"In terms of a burger...you know, I'm not a big meat-eater BUT I LOVE the veggie burger at Detroit Vegan Soul. Incredible texture, and I always add coconut bacon because it's amazing." Lisa Ludwinski, Owner, Sister Pie

"If not here at the 'bird, then Vinsetta Garage. I believe it's the 3 A.M. Burger or house burger...Very similar to ours in style." Tony Piraino, Partner/Owner, Firebird Tavern

"In Michigan: Redcoat. Outside Michigan: Ted's Montana Grill. The Piedmontese with bacon at Redcoat and at Ted's I order the SpiceBox burger." — Owen Burke, Partner/Owner, Firebird Tavern

"Travis Restaurant in Clinton Township: Melted cheddar, sauteed onions, mushrooms, with a little mayo on a brioche or Kaiser bun." — Jenn Tilton, Executive Pastry Chef, Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries

"Roast's Happy Hour burger. The meat is fresh and I like that they serve it on an English muffin and with an egg. Usually like more of a classic cheeseburger but I like how they do it." — Hubert Yaro, Food Runner, Craft Work

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