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Quality Eats

“We all need to make time for a burger once in a while.”

-Erica Durance

The Great American Hamburger. Or hamberders to some. Regardless of what you call it, Americans love their burgers. Outside hot dogs is there a more American food?

Answer? Probably, considering hamburgers didn’t originate in the U.S. Quick history lesson, they were brought over to us from Germany by immigrants (see, they DO contribute to society). Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, burgers are transplants. Just like most of Atlanta’s population.

Oh Burger, How I Love Thee

So, if you’re like Alex and immediately hone in on the burgers offered in a restaurant, this post if for you. ITP or OTP, here’s our list of burger spots we frequent. Also, that’s “in the perimeter” and “outside the perimeter” for those of you who live outside the area.

BURGERFI (Multiple Locations)

We tried them out for the first time this weekend, and it actually inspired this post. We agreed, they have the BEST BURGERS EVER. From traditional to vegan, there’s something for everyone. I recommend the CEO.

The CEO from BURGERFI

Jack’s Local Station (Braselton, GA)

While I haven’t personally tried it, Alex says their pimento burger is amazing. Jack’s Local Station is an adorable place situated in historic Braselton. Well worth the drive. The town just got a brewery too. Burgers and beer anyone?

Jack’s Local Station in Braselton

Flying Biscuit Cafe (Multiple Locations)

No, this is not the place that chucks a biscuit at you and hopes you can catch. Sorry. However, if you’re like me and enjoy a good turkey burger, this is a great place for them. They also have Alex approved pimento burgers. Keep in mind, they’re specifically a breakfast and lunch kinda place.

Inside Good Word Brewing, Duluth

Good Word Brewing (Duluth, GA)

All the praise to Good Word. If you’re searching for a damn good burger and house made beers, you’ve come to the right place. They opened up in downtown Duluth a couple of years ago and we’ve loved them since day one. The overall atmosphere is reason enough to stop in.

Burgers and Brews at Good Word

Vortex Bar & Grill (Little Five Points & Midtown)

(DISCLAIMER: You must be 21 or older to enter. Don’t say I didn’t warn you) There’s good reason to leave the kids at home for Vortex. With two ITP locations, burgers just got rated R. Also, show up with a huge appetite. They serve up a lot of food, like the Coronary Bypass and the 3,707 calories it’s estimated to carry.

Another BURGERFI Burger Because I’m an Idiot and Don’t Have a Photo From Vortex

Front Page News (Little Five Points)

Now we never went to the midtown location before it closed, but the one in Little 5? Love it. They have an excellent burger selection and if you go when it’s warm out, sit on their patio. It’s a beautiful spot, you may even catch a glimpse of ATL’s skyline.

The Fountain at Front Page News, Little Five Points

Parkside District (Lawrenceville, GA)

Eventually, I’m just going to write a full post of all the food at Parkside. We go there a lot. With locally and regionally sourced produce and meats, they’ve got a good menu for anyone’s taste buds. However, their Double District burger is something else. Two quarter pound duck fat infused patties? Hell yeah.

Alex at Parkside Feat. A Beautiful Sangria

Now that you’re filled with much burger knowledge, go forth and eat! Got any suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

Brunchin’ at Front Page News

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