Here’s one of those great ideas you can’t believe nobody thought to do before: ask the local gold standard of burger stand guys, Eddie “Edzo’s” Lakin, for his favorite burgers in Chicago. Which A Hamburger Today did. Burger lists are usually so bad, prizing trendiness, bizarre toppings and excessive girth over quality, but that’s not at all the case for Eddie’s choices, each of which is chosen carefully for its representation of some cardinal virtue of burger-making, whether it’s quality of beef (he admires the LaFrieda beef at The Bad Apple) or technique (northwest Indiana chain Schoop’s is called out for its crispy-edged smashed patties). (Okay, one does get in for crazy ingredients, but that’s a legitimate style by now, too and can be done well or badly like anything else.) Learn from the master here.