Meet the new holy trinity of luxe summer living: burgers, flip flops, and a fine bottle of wine. From coast to coast, you’ll find chefs that subscribe to that philosophy, not just in their own back yards but in the kitchens of their most casual restaurants. So if you’re in the market for a double decker and a glass of Grenache, head to one of these eight spots—and leave the charcoal at home.
So often, burger joints are narrowly focused on their beer lists, but that’s not the case atBurger & Barrel, in Manhattan’s SoHo. Thanks to sommelier Mike Duffy, this place is all about the wine, which means that you can have grower champagne from Jacquesson, New World reds, and even orange wine with chef Josh Capon’s award-winning, bacon jam-topped burgers. There are plenty of affordable bottles on the list, but the 2005 Cos d’Estournel Bordeaux for $350 is a worthy splurge.
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