Friday, April 22, 2016

Grindhouse Killer Burgers - Piedmont Near Cheshirebridge

You can find this location of Grindhouse Killer Burgers at 1842 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 across the street from Fat Matt's. I think this was the former Gorilla Wash? Parking is to either side of the building but be forewarned about the traffic, especially with the construction going on up the street. The building is hard to miss as "KILLER BURGERS" is plastered along all the front.

This is my first visit to Grindhouse after passing it many times, usually to visit Fat Matt's Rib Shack. I finally decided to swing by on the way home from an afternoon event in L5P. I was by myself on a rainy, cold weekday evening and the restaurant was about 30% full. As you enter you'll see a fairly large enclosed patio - empty this evening probably due to the cold. You walk up to the counter to order - there are menus but the convenient boards provide your options.

The bar in this restaurant is really fantastic - great robot mural by Eric Joyner and similar motifs abound. I loved the vibe of this place and could see it as a regular hangout if I lived closer. The place also has an exceptional craft beer menu and happened to have cans of my favorite local, Creature Comforts Tropicalia so how could I resist?

For my meal I ordered a fairly basic double cheese burger with sweet potato fries - holy $h!T this is an amazing burger!  Some of my friends argue about burgers and there seems to be two schools of thought - there's the classic thick-meat style which I'm a huge fan of - Farmburger comes to mind. Then there's the double-thin-meat style popularized by Holeman and Finch and others. To tell the truth, while the H&F burger is awesome, the burger at Grindhouse to me is as good if not better. This is a perfect combination of oozy-cheese, delicious bread, succulent meat and delicious toppings. Wow.

I also liked the sweet-potato fries quite a bit - these are wavy cut, on the thick side with crisp outsides, more like steak fries than potato sticks. Delicious.

Tonight one of my favorite movies, David Lynch's Dune is projected on the wall - you can't get much better than this. 

The service was good with a helpful person at the counter and a fairly quick delivery. Food is served on metal shallow baking pans covered in paper. Overall a fantastic experience that I hope to dive into again.

-- John

(also posted to Yelp)
Grindhouse Killer Burgers Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato  

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