Susan Lanier-Graham

Where’s the beef? Great burgers in the Southeast Valley

All across the country, nothing says summer like a few burgers on the backyard grill. Here in the Valley, however, standing in the sun flipping burgers doesn't sound like the ideal way to spend an August afternoon. So, for those needing a burger fix, it might be better to enjoy your summer patty inside the air-conditioned dining room of one of the East Valley's burger joints. Ranging from the classic 1950s-style diner to the new fast-casual dining experience, you can find a few great burgers, along with some delicious sides, to make the perfect summertime meal.... Read More...
Susan Lanier-Graham

Susan Lanier-Graham


Susan is founder and Editor-in-Chief of She has been writing about food, wine, travel, spas, homes, and lifestyles for more than two decades. She has authored more than 75 books and hundreds of magazine articles. Susan is an award-winning travel writer, a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and is a Certified California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS). Susan has worked as an ambassador for Travelocity and is currently a travel ambassador for Rocky Mountaineer. Her work regularly appears in print and online in a variety of publications. Those include various AAA publications, Postcards for Travel Leaders,,,, So Scottsdale, Uptown, Green Living AZ, Life Refined, Modern Luxury,, WHERE Arizona, WHERE Traveler Phoenix + Scottsdale, and more.

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