POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Any way you flip it, the burger is one of America’s favorite foods. We asked for your top picks in the county; the list has been narrowed to three finalists, each of which is being profiled this week.
Who Has the Best Burger in Dutchess County?
Schatzi's Pub, Poughkeepsie
Whistling Willie's American Grill, Fishkill
Who will win? It’s up to you, Daily Voice readers, so let your fingers do the clicking. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
What Makes It Patty Perfect: Artisan burgers made with certified Angus beef from its own ranch, where it claims its cattle roam free, munch on grass, and are treated humanely. Customer favs are the good old-fashioned cheeseburger and its veggie counterpart that can be ordered "green style," aka without the bun.
One of the current “hot” offerings is the CEO Burger, which has two patties made with wagyu brisket and topped with candied bacon-tomato jam, truffle aioli, and aged Swiss cheese. The chairs, tables, and even light fixtures are made from recycled materials and its menu focuses on the all-natural, meaning no steroids, hormones, or antibiotics.
BurgerFi is also known for its fries which it hand cuts, going through 150 to 300 pounds of spuds every day.
Dig In: 60 Raymond Ave., (845) 473-720, www.burgerfi.com