*Results* on the epic battle between burgers!!!!  

He has several other great restaurants such as Lola, Lolita, etc….but Iron Chef Michel Symon’s B-Spot has incredible burgers…SO WHICH ONE DO I ORDER?!?!?!!? 

Iron Chef Michael Symon

Iron Chef Michael Symon

Fellow countrymen and countrywomen, let America help you choose. 


In this corner, known as B-Spot’s Staff favorite, the Symon Says burger! [Symon Says burger with bologna, coleslaw, whip sauce, American cheese 8.00]   


The Symon Says Burger

And in that corner, winner of the 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival #1 burger in America, Fat Doug! [Fat Doug burger with coleslaw, pastrami, Swiss, mustard 8.00]  

The Fat Doug Burger

(Insert loud cheering and screaming)  

Lets deconstruct the parts shall we?   

Bun = tie = Equally good on both. If you’re counting your carbs, slap yourself-you deserve another.  

Hamburger meat = tie = Both were served with the NY ground meat from Pat La Frieda.  

Hamburger meat = tie = Both cooked medium rare. Awesome.  

Extra meat = Symon Says = Symon Says has fried bologna vs Fat Doug has pastrami. Pastrami is great -really nice, lean, juicy…but comparatively to bologna -it can’t win. The crispy outside of the bologna with the soft buttery insides make the mystery meat bologna a winner every time. Besides, as a child, who didn’t LOVE bologna sandwiches? If you didn’t…you were that weird kid eating his boogers in the corner of the classroom. No questions here – an easy win for fried bologna.  

Cheese = Symon Says. What other burger, made in America, would even allow you to put another cheese on? Blasphemy right?  

Provalone-This isn’t little Italy.  

Manchego-That sounds like you’re light in the loafers.  

Swiss?!?!?!? Look, don’t misunderstand me.  

Swiss is nice, but it’s not Johnny-Cash-I-Walk-The-Line-John-Cougar-Mellencamp-Jack-and-Diane-Bruce-The-Boss-Springstein-Born-in-the-USA on-my-American-Cheeseburger! Look-if you want some Swiss, eat a Ricola. If you want a burger, have some good ole American Cheese.  

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The Boss

***Additionally the combination of bologna and gooey melted American cheese perhaps was the sentimental favorite since it was our childhood favorite.  

Coleslaw = tie = Both burgers had coleslaw.  

Sauces = Whip Sauce in the Symon Says. The Whip sauce creeped into the bun which made it SO much more decadent than just mustard.  

Price = tie = Both burgers were $8 – same.  

Overall winner = Symon Says  

Now we did have a few fellow foodies write in and express their concern for not trying the Yo! burger or the Veggie burger (free bacon).  

Never fear, we will evaluate those burgers when the time is right.  

But until then, unless you’re unAmerican, the winner/recommendation for Iron Chef Michael Symon’s B-Spot: The Symon Says Burger  

Cue the song “Proud to be an American” / Launch the fireworks / Signal the Blue Angels flyover / And fade to awesomeness 

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms