MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- The burger, America's quintessential comfort food, can be dressed up (think Kobe beef, an expensive cheese, a housemade bun) or down (as in simple ketchup, maybe a pickle). Anyway you flip it, it's a winner.
You've picked five you love in Westchester county, all of which are now vying for a spot on the DVlicious roster for best of the best.
Read on for all the juicy details. Each finalist is being profiled this week with the victorious prized patty announced at the end of the month.
Voting ends July 27; go here to chime in.
Westchester Burger Co., 353 N. Bedford Road, Mount Kisco (914) 213-3200; 106 Westchester Ave., White Plains (914) 358-9399; 275 S. Ridge St., Rye Brook (914) 305-6095. Also has a location on Route 303, West Nyack.
Years in Business: Five years, starting in White Plains. The Rye Brook WBC opened in 2011 and the Mount Kisco WBC opened in March 2012.
Number of Burgers Offered : 24 signature burgers; or "build your own" 6 ounce, 8 ounce or 10 ounce burgers.
Most Popular: Balboa (Man Up) is a 10 ounce burger with double Swiss cheese melted over crispy bacon and frizzled onions served on a garlic toasted brioche.
Secret Behind WBC's Success: After opening White Plains restaurants Graziella's and Blue with family members, Angelo Difeo of West Harrison set out on his own to create specialty burgers. "I've been in the business my whole life,'' DiFeo said, having learned his way around the kitchen from his mother, a chef for four decades.
Worth Special Mention: Besides beef, the "build your own ultimate burgers" can begin with kobe, bison, lamb, chicken, turkey, sausage, tuna, veggies or salmon.
The restaurant also offers a host of special deals such as kids eat free on Tuesdays and an early diner discount starting at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.