Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Holeman & Finch Burger Named One of Serious Eats Best of 2010

Photo Credit: Iain Bagwell, Food Styling Angie Mosier, Southern Living Magazine
Whenever someone asks me for my favorite burger in Atlanta, I am often surprised that they have not even heard of my beloved Holeman & Finch, let alone dined on their renowned burger. I am shocked, shocked I tell you that anyone has missed out on all the H&F hype and obsessive blogging on a national scale.

Seriously, this place inspires great passion and serves up some of the tastiest grub around. If you haven't eaten there yet, you are missing out in a big way. Alas, I say that with some concern since the place is already impossible to get a seat in, so I hate playing a part in making it even more impossible to get a table!

H&F makes you work for it, too, serving it only after 10 and at brunch.  They only make 24 of these heavenly burgers a night, and when they're gone, they're gone, which can happen in as little as a minute. So it's no surprise that their burger has shown up on another best list.

I love this burger and am reminded as I write this that it's been far too long since I've enjoyed one. Each ingredient is made with care, and although simple, this hard won burger is pure bliss.

Here's what Serious Eats has to say...

The griddled burger cooked to medium at Atlanta's Holeman & Finch rocked my grilled rare burger-loving mind. The juicy patties are simply exploding with a beefiness that sings freshness. The bread and butter pickles, ketchup, and mustard are all impeccably made in-house and are joined by melted American cheese and red onions. The whole thing is served on an unsweetened brioche made next door at the company bakery, which Bon Appetit just named one of the 10 best in America. I'm hesitant to call any burger perfect, but improving this thing does not seem possible.

Not to be outdone, Epicurious and Food and Wine also listed the burger on their best list, and Food Network Magazine called it the nation's best late night burger.

Make your own with these tips from H&F's Executive Sous Chef Jason Paolini here.

Get yours:

Holeman and Finch
2277 Peachtree Road, Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30309



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