St. Louis Magazine describes their 7 favorite local hamburgers everyone should try at least once. A very thorough discussion with some whimsical descriptions of the food and the places that serve them.
This take on the Kobe beef fad while describing hamburger number 6 from The Royale:
If ever there were a more overrated trend in cattle coddling than Japan’s Kobe beef phenomenon, we’re unaware of it. All this gibberish about feeding the cattle beer and giving them massages sounds suspiciously like the accidental genius of a lonely farmer than a New-Agey philosophy for making cows comfortable before leading them to the slaughter, but inexplicably it caught on with American foodies. And so it goes at The Royale, that hitching post for hipsters and wannabe politicos, where the $10 Kobe beef burger gets a lot of hype but fails to live up to it. (There’s a sausage-patty snap to it that just doesn’t feel right.)
But they do endorse the Angus beef, Kingshighway burger.
This is a fun read for St. Louis area folks, but the descriptions of the food and decor and such should be entertaining for anyone from elsewhere.