Category Burgers

The Companion – Atlanta, GA

Almost 7 years ago, to the day, we visited Steinbeck’s Ale House, in Oakhurst, after hearing about their burger. A couple of weeks ago, I was reading an article about restaurants that had opened in 2020 (and survived Covid) that ought to be visited. And it was there that I read about Steinbeck’s chef, Andy […]

Harden’s Hamburgers – Tulsa, OK

Harden’s Hamburgers is a place that’s been on my radar since I bought my first copy of Hamburger America.  And then a couple of folks, from Tulsa, gave it to me as a recommendation over the last couple of years, when I asked about “great burgers” from their hometown.  We were heading to the bluegrass […]

Emmy Squared Pizza – Atlanta, GA

The last time we were in Nashville, one place that popped up on every best burger list was Emmy Squared Pizza.  I thought it a bit odd that a burger from a pizza place was on these “best of” lists, but who would lie about such things on the Internet?  (Actually, they won Nashville’s Battle […]

The Slutty Vegan – Duluth, GA

For the last two plus years, I’ve continuously heard about / read about Pinky Cole’s Slutty Vegan.  The original location, on Edgewood, has had lines out the door every time we’ve been by.  And since, frankly, I am a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore, I wasn’t too excited about standing in line to eat vegan food. I had […]

Chez Fonfon – Birmingham, AL

Pretty much ever since I’ve had a food list, Chez Fonfon has been on it (I added it from Southern Living’s list of the best restaurants in the South from August, 2014).  And this French restaurant, from Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar & Grill fame, open since 2000, was on the list for, oddly, what […]

Triple XXX Family Restaurant – West Lafayette, IN

As we made our way home from Indiana Dunes State Park, I was consulting my list, looking for options.  Headed south, I realized we were going to be driving right by West Lafayette, Indiana.   And there was an entry there from Hamburger America – Triple XXX Family Restaurant.  That made our lunch choice easy.  Located […]

Paradise Pup – Des Plaines, IL

One of the issues we confronted on this VDC (vacation during Covid-19) was finding places that were open. We had already changed our destination state for this trip, due to the cancellation of a festival, and on this Thursday as we journeyed from southern Wisconsin to northern Indiana, we were driving through Chicago. Pulling a […]

Paul’s Tavern – Dubuque, IA

As we planned our Wisconsin trip, I had a couple of burger joints lined up in neighboring Iowa.  On this Tuesday, we had made the drive from Sping Green, over to the Field of Dreams, in Northeast Iowa.  We had driven through Dubuque on the way and I made a plan for carry out from […]

Wedl’s Hamburger Stand and Ice Cream Parlor – Jefferson, WI

Wedl’s Hamburger Stand and Ice Cream Parlor has been open continuously since 1915. The larger building is the Ice Cream Parlor. All of the burgers (up to 600 a day) come out of the Hamburger Stand on the street corner. A lot of the challenges with this road trip were COVID-19 related.  It could be […]

NFA Burger (was Bobby’s Burgers) – Dunwoody, GA

So, one day you’re just rolling along with your food blog, then there’s a pandemic and all of the restaurants close and you don’t have anything to write about…. So you keep an eye on the restaurant openings and closing, mostly closings, to see what’s going on the community. One day, I saw a write […]