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In Atlanta, they say: bun appetit

Burgers and fries from Farm Burger (left) and Yeah! Burger. Grind House Killer Burgers (below) inhabits a storefront on a gritty stretch of Atlanta’s Piedmont Avenue. A local news outlet has called the competition “the burger wars.’’ Burgers and fries from Farm Burger (left) and Yeah! Burger. Grind House Killer Burgers (below) inhabits a storefront on a gritty stretch of Atlanta’s Piedmont Avenue. A local news outlet has called the competition “the burger wars.’’ (Photos by Stephen Meuse for The Boston Globe)
By Stephen Meuse
Globe Correspondent / May 23, 2012
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ATLANTA — From the sky, the city looks like a mushroom that sprouted in a featureless plain. With no big river, ocean port, or mountain range nearby to lend the spot significance, you wonder how they ever decided where to plant Atlanta. But today, it’s a bumptious, sprawling hive of five million souls, many transplants who brought their foodways with them. Ethnic restaurants abound here, but to judge from what we saw on a recent visit, the hot food trend isn’t banh mi, tacos al pastor, or even ribs. It’s high-end, high-style burgers, accompanied by hand-cut fries, craft beers, and plenty of grass-fed attitude.

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