We had a meal (or three or four) at Illegal Food back in 2014 and 2015 when they were a popup kitchen at Joystick, but we had not been to their actual location. Today, when we were in town on a Saturday without plans, I decided it would be “big” burgers for lunch. Off to Virginia-Highland we went.
Located on Greenwood Street, just behind what used to be Walter Mitty’s, we arrived around 11:30 and were the first folks there. A couple of other tables filled in after we ordered.
We decided to share an order of fries and went with the sriracha honey. They weren’t quite as crispy as I would have preferred but the “sweet heat” was quite tasty.
My beloved decided on the pimento burger – house smoked pimento cheese, grilled red onion, rocket and a bread and butter pickle.
She proclaimed it to be quite good and, it appeared to be, from the little that was left. I ordered “the Hank” – an American classic, according to our server. It’s their version of a Big Mac – American cheese, chopped iceberg lettuce, sweet onion, a fridge pickle and special sauce.
What would be missing from that? “Two all beef patties”, according to the song – so I made it a double. Note: these were not small patties. But, being a member of the “clean-plate-club” I finished. And, almost immediately, needed a nap.
They make a mighty fine burger – I heartily (maybe not heart-healthily, though) recommend it.