Here at the Flea, we’re known for having KC’s best burger – time and time again. We’ve also been featured on Food Network’s “Meat and Potatoes.” And now Thrillist, a site that is “obsessed with everything that’s worth caring about in food, drink, and travel,” recently sent their team across the U.S. to find the best burger in each state. We’re thrilled to announce that when they came to Missouri, our Patty Melt took the cake!
“The burger at Five Bistro in St. Louis was hard to beat. But Westport Flea Market, which is really less a flea market (check out the wacky cages in the front!) and more of a bar, just managed to take the top spot with their McGonigle’s Market beef burger. I like the patty melt here because it takes 5.5oz of that McGonigle beef and throws it on toasted rye with Swiss and grilled onions. But if you want a challenge, the Super Flea is five 10oz burgers topped with bacon, cheese, and 2lbs of fries. Eat it in 30 minutes and you’ll get a T-shirt, your picture on the wall, AND ALSO MAYBE DIE. Which is maybe why, as I said, we’re fans of the patty melt.”
And in case there was any doubt, Thrillist notes:
“Note: this was not just a list compiled from other lists which were compiled from other lists until you’ve reached the end of the Internet. If we didn’t eat it personally, one of our other National Food/Drink editors or City editors or contributing writers did. We tried to show our work whenever possible, and give credit to others in the running. But at the end of the day, we think we’ve got a case for a burger you’re going to love in every single state in the Union. And if you disagree, let us know in the comments. We’ll happily come eat more burgers.”
To that we say, there’s plenty of Missouri’s “Best Burger” to go around! Stop in today and
see – taste for yourself!