James Beard Award-winning Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins has captivated reviewers and satiated Southerners with his gastropub Holeman & Finch—and its limited-edition burger, served only after 10 p.m. each night (and during Sunday brunch). He's passionate about food, about Atlanta, and about burgers: He's said a good cheeseburger is one of his ideal meals. Read on for Linton's top five burgers in Georgia's capital.
'JCT kitchen' on Serious Eats
Do you ever find yourself with such a surplus of lard from Mangalitsa pigs that you actually don't know what to do with it all? Atlanta chef Ford Fry of JCT Kitchen was in this position (poor guy) and figured, why not turn all that fat into creme fillings for homemade Oreos.
When you're at what few would deny is one of the city's best restaurants, you expect to be blown away by whatever you order. Instead, I found myself eyeballing my wife's beef-and-white-cheddar model with increasing menu envy.