It doesn't matter if it's a cheeseburger from the local greasy spoon or five-star dining at a fancy French restaurant; no two people taste food the same way.

While meat-eaters find a savory, mouth-watering burger dressed with lettuce, tomato, bacon, and onion heaven on earth, your average vegan or vegetarian is turned off by the taste of cow flesh. No brainer, right? But that's what's fascinating about the culinary experience. It's also why food critics have yet to be replaced by AI in 2024 🙃 

For some folks, it's all about texture.

Burger texture is a big deal to a lot of people. Even if they love the flavor profile of the steaming hunk of meat in front of them, gristle, over-cooked, under-cooked, and wonky textures can ruin a person's meal.

For example, while chewy meat is heavenly to some, it can evoke another person's gag reflex and ruin an otherwise great dining experience...or turn a first date into a last date 😳 

So, what is the most popular burger in America?!

Sorry to disappoint the well-done crowd. Tasting Table says the most popular burger is medium-rare, with a juicy pinkish center. Between burgers and cheeseburgers, it's no surprise to us that cheese tops the list of people's favorite burger toppings.

American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup, mayo, and mustard reign supreme as the most requested toppings.

At a time when people were putting all sorts of things on burgers- fried eggs, deli meat, cheese fries, peanut butter jalapeno jam, etc.- we questioned diners' allegiances to the classic burger. As it turns out, oldies are goodies for a reason. The restaurants in the gallery below are the homes of seven of Boise's best-loved burgers.

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9 Restaurants Boise Parents With Picky Eaters & Crazy Kids Love

When you're one meltdown away from cooking another dinner your feral children decline, head out to one of these Boise restaurants.

No matter where you end up, rest assured that the food will be great and not overpriced, the kids will have fun, and you'll be off the hook for kitchen clean-up.

In the parenting world, we call that a win.

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Boise Parks You Can Drink In While Your Kids Play

Looking to throw yours or your kid’s next birthday bash, celebration, or bangin' barbeque on the Boise Greenbelt?

Look no further because we have good news for you, friend. Gin n’ juice, beer, and wine are welcome at these six parks with an easy-to-secure permit and reservation.

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Free Spring & Summer Bowling for Kids at 9 Idaho Bowling Alleys

In partnership with Kids Bowl Free, the nine bowling alleys in the gallery below offer two free games of bowling per day to Idaho kids and families all spring and summer long.

Bonus: 4 of the alleys are in the Treasure Valley 🎳

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