In our seventh-annual Feast 50 issue, we’re highlighting more than 400 winners and runners-up across 50 categories in the Feast 50 Awards, as voted by you in our readers’ choice poll.

Whether sitting on a mid-century swivel stool behind a shiny Formica countertop or anticipating the arrival of a carhop at your window, generations of Americans have grown up eating smashed burgers. The process for making smashed patties at most diners is similar: flattening ground beef on a…