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Jan 29th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Long Boy Cheeseburgers

I’m generally pretty skeptical about non-cheeseburger cheeseburgers.  You know, cheeseburger pizzas, cheeseburger pies, cheeseburger-inspired soups, etc.  I did give Paula Deen’s bacon cheeseburger meatloaf a whirl once… and wished I hadn’t.  To be honest, most knockoffs suck.  If you want a cheeseburger, get a damn cheeseburger.  It’s not a difficult item to get your hands […]

Jan 19th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Grindhouse: Atlanta’s Newest Hamburger Hotspot

Every January, we turn our eyes toward downtown Atlanta, recalling the world-changing legacy that was born when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. walked these streets.  Well, for the past several months, local cheeseburger chowhounds have been making a pilgrimage to his home neighborhood, where a new hotspot may be starting a legacy of its own. […]

Jan 9th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Sonic: Doing a Drive-In Right

One day I listed every fast-food burger joint I could think of.  A cheeseburger fanatic, I figured I’d already hit every chain at one time or another.  Boy, was I wrong.  I must truly be a creature of habit, because I was shocked at how many establishments I’ve never been to. Some places simply aren’t […]

Jan 3rd, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Steak ‘n Shake: Guacamole Steakburger

Steak ‘n Shake was the first place my parents ever took me for cheeseburgers.  I was 5 or 6, living in Indianapolis.  I remember the brightly-lit diner-style restaurant.  I remember them being open late (which, for me, probably meant past 8pm), so we could all go out after Dad got off work.  I remember the […]

Dec 20th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Checkers Philly Cheesesteak Burger

Last week, when I heard that Checkers was giving away free cheeseburgers on 2 Fridays in December, I hit the web to find one near me.  That ended disappointingly. But my interest was piqued by something else, an ad very similar to this: The quintessential cheeseburger paired with the legendary Philly cheesesteak?  It was like […]

Dec 8th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Wendy’s Bacon Deluxe: Baconator Part II?

In September, I trashed the Baconator.  But Wendy’s CEO promised a new and improved “premium bacon cheeseburger,” coming soon.  By October, rumblings were heard about a better bun and applewood-smoked bacon.  Even Wendy’s employees were leaving comments on this site, swearing that the new cheeseburger would be worth a return visit. That visit came last […]

Nov 24th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Ann’s Snack Bar: Ghetto (Fabulous) Burger

According to a 2007 Wall Street Journal article, the best burger in America is served at a ramshackle 8-seat diner in a sketchy East Atlanta neighborhood.  I’m embarrassed to admit that, despite living in Atlanta since 1994, I hadn’t even heard of the place until Raymond Sokolov’s list came out.  But this past week, I […]

Nov 15th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Dynamite in Dallas: Twisted Root Burger Co.

With just one long weekend in Big D, I had a small window of opportunity to do some cheeseburger taste testing.  My Cowboys Stadium experience ended in a tie (great game, lame burger).  None of the Smashburgers in Dallas had opened quite yet.  I set out to find an awesome local burger with critical acclaim… […]

Nov 8th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Cowboys Stadium: How ‘Bout Them Burgers???

Everything, as the famous saying goes, is bigger in Texas.  Nowhere in the Lone Star State is this maxim truer than in the city of Arlington, where the Dallas Cowboys opened their brand-new stadium a few months ago.  At a total price of over 1 billion (yes, with a “B”) dollars, team owner Jerry Jones […]

Oct 30th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

The Elvis Burger: A Hunka Hunka Oh-My-God

I’d been waiting for months to get back to the Vortex Bar and Grill in Atlanta’s uber-funky Little Five Points neighborhood.  Living up in the ‘burbs with my white picket fence and my homeowners’ association dues and a minivan in my garage, swinging by my all-time favorite burger spot isn’t as simple as I’d like.  […]

Oct 25th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

O’Charley’s Firecracker Burger Wrap

O’Charley’s is one of those places that I never think about, although I could hit it with a baseball from the grocery store, the Target, and the drugstore I frequent.  There are 230+ locations in 20 states, but even if you’re listing just the “apostrophe-s” casual dining joints (Applebee’s, Chili’s, Friday’s, et al.), O’Charley’s is […]

Oct 19th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Smokehouse Burgers in the Backyard

There are few things I enjoy more than firing up my backyard grill and cooking outdoors.  It’s even better when I’m trying out a new recipe I’m particularly excited about.  If the recipe in question is for a twist on the classic cheeseburger, I’m positively giddy.  With good reason, since my grated cheeseburgers and Jucy […]

Oct 9th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Cheeseburger Bobby’s: Little Chain, Big Plans

The “fast-casual” boom continues.  That’s restaurantspeak for that middle-ground kind of place that’s not fast food… but not an order-from-a-waiter-leave-a-tip-when-you’re-done kind of eatery. Fuddruckers basically invented the fast casual category.  Five Guys has turned it into a phenomenon.  Maybe the concept just works better for cheeseburgers than any other cuisine.  Hoity-toity, linen-napkin establishments offer burgers, […]

Sep 28th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Burger Jones: Minneapolis’ New Cheeseburger Champ?

I’ve been looking for an excuse to visit my cousin in Minneapolis to try the famous Jucy Lucy.  But the itinerary just grew.  Check out this upscale Twin Cities joint called Burger Jones. It’s a slick, ultra-hipster-cool new restaurant that opened a few months ago (in a space that was formerly a decidedly un-slick, un-ultra-hipster-cool […]

Sep 24th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Fuddruckers: Build-Your-Own-Burger Paradise

My first time at Fuddruckers, I was visiting cousins in the big city of Minneapolis in the early ’80s.  At the time, to a 10-year-old from small-town Indiana, Fuddruckers was pure sensory overload.  The buzzing, beeping, and strobe-light flashing of a bank of arcade games.  Eye-popping neon everywhere.  Random posters and pictures and musical instruments […]

Sep 15th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Angus Burger Battle: McDonald’s vs. Hardee’s

When McDonald’s announced the debut of their new Angus Third Pounders in July, who knew it would lead to an all-out cheeseburger street fight?  Hardee’s (or Carl’s Jr., depending on where you live) has rolled out a new ad campaign that has Mickey D’s new sandwich squarely in their crosshairs. The spot features an actor […]

Sep 8th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Cheeseburger + Bacon fat = Awesome

Like so many of us, I fired up my grill this Labor Day weekend to celebrate the unofficial end of summer.  And while I had a definite taste for cheeseburgers, I wanted to try something just a little different.  Even though grating fresh cheese into the patties has become my favorite way of doing cheebies […]

Sep 1st, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Wendy’s Baconator: I’ll NOT Be Back…

By all rights, I should absolutely adore the Baconator from Wendy’s.  Two quarter-pound patties (“Fresh, never frozen,” like the ad says), 2 slices of American cheese, six strips of hickory-smoked bacon, and a so-bad-it’s-kinda-clever-in-that-hokey-B-movie-kind-of-way name.  I mean, look at this thing as it’s pictured on the menu: The Baconator should be the best fast-food cheeseburger […]

Aug 15th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Five Guys: Nuts About the Bag

The first time I saw Five Guys Burger and Fries was about 3 years ago, more or less.  I don’t remember exactly, because it didn’t make an impression on me.  I didn’t try it; this was a looking-around-at-a-stop-light moment when I noticed the storefront sign at some generic strip mall.  I thought at the time […]

Aug 5th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Johnny Rockets: Tears in My Milkshake

With summer quickly coming to an end, and Sydney, my six-year-old daughter, just days away from 1st grade, I decided to take her out for a cheeseburger lunch this past week. I really wrestled with where to take her.  The Vortex, home of my B.C.O.M.L., was out, since they don’t allow minors.  I really wanted […]

Jul 25th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Redamak’s: A Legend Revisited

The Michigan city of New Buffalo describes itself as “a modern but quaint shoreline resort community.”  It’s located in the very corner where the states of Indiana and Michigan meet up with Lake Michigan.  There are just barely over 2,000 residents.  It’s the kind of place that’s absolutely hopping for half of the year, and […]

Jun 25th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Arby’s Roastburger: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

Arby’s Roastburger: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.

Jun 21st, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Bison: The Other Red Meat

I’m admittedly not a fan of burgers that aren’t beef. But a different kind of red meat, you say? A look at burgers made from bison meat.

Jun 14th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Hilton Head Island’s Best Burger: Part 3

Street Meet certainly isn’t the biggest name on the Hilton Head Island food landscape. But if you’re looking for solid street food with some unique and tasty twists, Street Meet is the place.

Jun 12th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Hilton Head Island’s Best Burger: Part 2

Not only am I ready to call Harold’s Big H the Best Burger on Hilton Head Island, I’m here to tell you it gives my Best Cheeseburger Of My Life an honest-to-God run for its money.

Jun 9th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Hilton Head Island’s Best Burger: Part 1

Best Burger in Hilton Head? It’s too early to say.

Jun 2nd, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Cracker Barrel: Miles Ahead of Expectations

With almost 600 locations in 41 states, they are, indeed, just about everywhere. Truth be told, I associate Cracker Barrel with “road trip food” more than perhaps any other restaurant chain anywhere.

May 28th, 2009 • Category: Burger Blog

Can “Billions and Billions” Be Wrong?

I need to get something off my chest. A confession of sorts. It’s not an easy thing for a cheeseburger fanatic to admit. I don’t know how you’ll take it. I’m not sure what you’ll think of me after I tell you. Okay, here it is: I’ve never had a Big Mac. It’s the quintessential […]