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Twin Cities vs. Sin City Smashburgers: Which is best?

When we spotted Smashburger's Sin City Burger--a decadent burger designed to recall the gluttony of Las Vegas--we wanted to know: How does it stack up against our local hero, er, burger, the Twin Cities Smashburger? Read on to see what we decided.

Twin Cities vs. Sin City Smashburgers: Which is best?
A.J. Olmscheid

Sin City The Sin City Smashburger, according to the Smashburger blog, "starts with a one-third or half-pound ball of 100-percent certified Angus beef, fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, grilled onions, haystack onions, and smash sauce on an artisan egg bun." Translation: this burger is hellbent on giving you heartburn.

Local contestant: Twin Cities Smashburger
Local contestant: Twin Cities Smashburger
A.J. Olmscheid

Twin Cities The Twin Cities Smashburger, admittedly, is still a greasy burger. This one, though, is not topped with bacon and, essentially, fried onion rings, but a combination of Swiss and cheddar cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise on an onion bun. The lettuce and tomatoes provide a welcome break from the cheeseburger trinity of beef-cheese-bun.

The winner: Call me a simple, Midwestern, Jenny-from-the-dock kind of eater, but I'm siding with the Twin Cities Smashburger. Sin City's onslaught of artery-clogging toppings was just too much to swallow in a single sitting.

Whichever burger you choose, a 1/3-pounder will cost you $4.99. Check the Smashburger Web site for Minnesota locations.


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