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 4505 Meats' burger was the best in our new school burger heat. Now it's time for the High Class Burgers to face off. These are the burgers that might cost you a pretty penny, but that's because they're coming from one of our city's finer dining spots, often with bling ingredients. Hats off to the Epic Roasthouse burger, another hot contender for this category that just missed the cut.