The burgers themselves come from Moonshine Meats, just down the road in Athens. Farm Burger’s ethical outlook extends past the ground beef too, with a selection of white and red wines from eco-friendly vineyards, as well as salads and side dishes. There is a selection of beers as well, both domestic and craft-brewed. For hours and locations, visit FarmBurger.net.
Denver-based Smashburger just opened another location in Alpharetta to accompany the preexisting location in Buckhead, and has been enjoying the same rave reviews as Farm Burger. This quick and casual restaurant serves gourmet burgers as well, and the eatery name comes from a special grilling method. Fresh, never frozen, meat is placed on a flat grill and smashed into shape right there to sear in the juicy flavors.
Smashburger has a selection of specialty burgers—and chicken too—that complements the lengthy list of options for building your own sandwich. Regional franchisee Phil Wilkins has plans to open about twenty locations in the area over the next few years, so if there isn’t one near you yet, just keep an eye out and one could be popping up soon.
For menus, hours, and locations, visit Smashburger.com.
Eric Meyers is a native New Yorker who graduated in Journalism at San Francisco State University. While in the bay, he wrote for various publications like 944 and [X]Press. He has considerable experience in many aspects of culture, and holds a minor degree in the subject. Eric Meyers is also an Online Content Creator for The House Boardshop and author of two cover features for Snowboarder Ma...(Read More)