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The Best Burger in the Bay Area Reader Poll: New School

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Clockwise from top left: burgers from Namu (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cozysf/5350886165/">photo credit</a>), 4505 Meats (<a href="http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://thehamblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/4505meats3.jpg&amp;
Clockwise from top left: burgers from Namu (photo credit), 4505 Meats (

One of the most important parts of Burger Week is determining—through a highly imperfect bracketing and voting system—which burger is the best burger in all the Bay Area. We've chosen 16 burger contenders in four categories from a list of Eater Burger Committee faves and reader submissions. The four categories are critics' favorite burgers, classic-style burgers, new school burgers and high class burgers.

Yesterday, readers decided that Pearl's was the best in our classic-style burger heat. Now it's time for the New School Burgers to face off. These are the hot shot, outside-the-box burgers in town, served in unexpected places where you might not expect to get a burger. A notable forerunner that did not make the cut, Mission Beach Cafe.

Poll results

4505 Meats/Chicharrones

Ferry Building SF, San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 255-3094

Namu

439 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 Visit Website

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