Okay….I never was a big burger eater!! Really! But, it all started a few years back when a local place opened and they had this burger and they only served it at 10:00 at night and only had 24 WHAT? Well, I had to try it so off I went with some gullible friends to get this burger on a whim, oh my goodness it was amazing! Why was it so good ~ well for starters it was the ingredients they used in the burger. They grind their own meat from grass fed cows. They make their own buns oh my goodness they make the ketchup do you get the picture. It was so late at night but oh I wanted another one of those burgers, even if you went at the late hour of 10:00 you where not assured you would get one of those wonderful burgers. You would have to get there at least by 9:00 and order to get seated and order it by 9:30 or wups sorry they are all gone. So….here is my secret I go on Sunday after church and get one almost every Sunday. Now I compare everyones burger to theirs….none measuring up.
The burger is plain and simple letting all the wonderful flavors come through. We do love these burgers. I have heard well it is not as good as the Shake Shack in New York. I though I bet it is pretty close I bet it is. The last time I was there I was not going to spend one of my precious meals on a BURGER….so there! This trip I had too, just to compare.
We went and as always there is a long a long line. We got in line and oh was it hot really hot and waited and waited. Finally we get our turn in line get our wonderful burger, fries, shakes and the “world best” Arnold Palmers grab a table and dig in.
The fries are like school fries bringing back old memories. They are nice and crunchy. The burgers come with or without cheese, with or without shake shack sauce. You can order the burger with many different toppings. Once you get your burger you have a seat at little tables out in the park to enjoy your meal and people watching at its finest. We all liked our burgers but I have to say they are not as good as my beloved Holeman & Finch….sorry but it is not! The Arnold Palmer’s are pretty good for a northerners version. See for those of you who are not sure what an Arnold Palmer is…it’s half iced tea and half lemon aid mixed together. Chick`fil-a has the best and then there is always home made which is even better. Shake Shack was well worth the wait and the price and all and all we enjoyed the whole experience. But, HF is still the best….sorry!
I know everyone has their favorite burger place. But, for me and my vote it goes as follows:
- Holeman & Finch ~ Atlanta
- Bacado ~ Atlanta
- Shake Shack ~ New York
Update ~ We went to Bacado again today for lunch and I have to say their burger is so good and the good part about their burger is you can get any time, any day!! Love that and it is so amazing ~ go see for your self !! It is most definitely better than the Shack!! Maybe as good as HF ~ well it was today!!