A water buffalo burger is never going to boast the primal crave appeal of, say, an eight-ounce slab of juicy natural beef in a brioche bun heaped with balsamic onions, Hempler’s bacon, Beecher’s Flagship cheddar, and truffle aioli. The latter, 8oz. Burger’s namesake swooner, is why we adore this duo of homegrown burger shops. But the buffalo burger, and other of 8oz.’s novelty meats, is why we admire it. Throw in that the beef is hormone free and grass fed, the vanilla malt shakes are perfect, the fries are made with uber-flavorful Kennebec potatoes—and you have a local find, in two locations that do the Great American Meal proud.