Diablo Burger, Flagstaff, AZ (pictured).
Like Flagstaff itself, this stylish burger joint with a pretty patio combines sustainable and cowboy in one package. Local, open range–raised and antibiotic-free ground beef is charbroiled medium rare, then joined by homemade pesto and fried egg, or bacon, beet, and blue cheese. $; 120 N. Leroux St.; 928/774-3274.
Owl Bar & Cafe, San Antonio, NM. This is San Antonio’s other green-chile burger landmark—proof that the dinky town south of Socorro is burger capital of the known universe. What’s better, Owl or Buckhorn? Your choice—so, yeah, you have to try ’em both. $; 77 U.S. 380; 575/835-9946.