Eat This: The Captain from Mac's Local Eats

Be warned: The Captain from Mac’s Local Eats inside Tamm Avenue Bar might make you angry at other burgers. Served with the basics (ketchup, mustard, pickles, thinly sliced onions and American cheese), it relies on good cuts of quality meat, dry-aged and ground in-house, rather than gimmicky add-ons. With lacy, caramelized edges peeking out from a soft toasted bun, four is definitely not too many smash patties. Take a breath and let go of the burgers you thought you loved before.

Heather Hughes is managing editor at Sauce Magazine.