When wine country yearns for a burger, fries and milkshake, they wouldn't pound down a quarter-pounder any sooner than they would guzzle a gallon of cheap Gallo. They do what they've always done- take a classic style, and reinvent it with fine, fresh ingredients in a clean, uplifting decorum. The three-foot red neon sign inside this popular Ferry Building burger joint commands diners to "EAT", and ours is the second leg of the original Taylor's in St. Helena to follow that suggestion. It's as popular for its rare, succulent and sustainable burgers as it is for its wine list of Napa and Sonoma burger wines (meaning affordable and unobtrusive) and 1950's charm. The brainchild of winemaker Joel Gott (also the owner of the upscale Calistoga Palisades Market), Taylor's is one of wine god Robert Parker's favorite places to cleanse the palate.
- Excerpt from Taylor's Automatic Refresher, Napa's Favorite Burger Stand Comes to the City By Karen Solomon
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