There’s competition for Georgia best hamburger.
You may have heard of Ann’s Snack Bar in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. After all, The Wall Street Journal named Ann’s humongous Ghetto Burger the best hamburger in the United States. That was in 2007 and I’m happy to report Ann’s is still open even though the owner has been trying to sell for several years.
Atlanta is blessed with good hamburgers. The same Journal article claimed that two other Atlanta restaurants served some of America’s best burgers, the Vortex and the EARL. I would have to agree with the Vortex. I haven’t supped at the EARL, or lunched either.
For my taste, Taco Pete in East Point has the best hamburger around and I’ll cover that in detail at a later date.
But all these choices for burger goodness need to watch their back. Down in South Georgia they’re making a super-duper burger at Carroll’s Sausage & Meats. It’s actually called The Ultimate Hamburger.
The Ultimate patty contains ground chuck, pan sausage, seven-pepper cheese, bell pepper, onion and Bad Byron’s Butt Rub (damn, that’s a good idea). I didn’t weigh it, but let’s say I was full. The Ultimate comes served on a plain hamburger bun. Nothing else. Why should there be?
Carroll’s has been around since 1988 and is reputed to sell “world famous” sausage, too.
There are three Carroll’s locations in Ashburn, Sylvester and Albany. The Ashburn store is within eyesight of I-75 South for all you Florida snowbirds.
You can also shop online.