Apple Pan v. Pie n’ Burger

I rarely eat meat but about once a month I crave a hamburger and fries and happily give into my desires. I’ve read that Jonathan Gold’s favorite burger in LA is at Pasadena’s Pie n’Burger, which we tried this past weekend after a long hike (translation: we earned it). While it was utterly delicious I don’t think it’s better than the burger that trumps all in my book, my favorite burger in the world – the “hickory burger” from The Apple Pan (see above). What gives, JG?