It's been a good week for Connecticut on the burger front.
Two of the state's most noteworthy burgers made it to The Daily Meal's 40 Best Burgers in America list, announced Wednesday. Taking honors were the hyper-regional steamed cheeseburger at Ted's in Meriden and Cromwell and the original, historic, no-ketchup-allowed burger from Louis Lunch in New Haven.
The two Nutmeg State burgers were chosen, along with 38 other iconic American entries, by a panel of chefs, food writers and critics.
And on Monday, filmmaker, author and hamburger expert George Motz dedicated an entire episode of his new Travel Channel show, "Burger Land," to the unique burgers that call Connecticut home. Ted's and Louis Lunch made the cut again, along with Shady Glen in Manchester and Harry's Place in Colchester.
"This is an all-star burger state," Motz proclaimed at the close of the episode. See more from the show here.