How did burgers become so popular? It’s a whopper of a tale told in All About the Burger: A History of America’s Favorite Sandwich. The book takes you from the very first hamburger stand (a White Castle, which was actually a remodeled street car) up to the present day, examining the factors that have made the burger a cultural touchstone. Author Sef Gonzalez runs the only Burger Museum, located in Miami, FL. $17;