If we've learned anything from the unstoppable proliferation of Five Guys, it's that damn near everybody loves a thin, greasy hamburger. Unlike the thick gourmet models sold at upscale joints, diner-style burgers go down easy like Sunday morning. Coincidentally enough, that's usually about the time we're ordering our fifth round of drinks and second round of burgers at the always-amusing ABC Tavern. Cooked on a griddle rich with the drippings of 10,000 patties, these addictively delicious gems are topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and fried onions before being giftwrapped in wax paper. Eminently eatable in every way, these salty flavor bombs are the answer to all of life's problems. Or at least those we attempt to unravel come 2 a.m.
1872 West 25th St., Cleveland, 216-861-3857