Burger Battle Royale: Best of the South

BurgerBattle_Chef Chris Hastings

 

CHEF CHRIS HASTINGS

of Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, AL

Find out more about this James Beard award-winning chef at jamesbeard.org.

 

 

 

Chris Hastings’ Top 5 Favorite Burgers in the South

1. WILLIS BURGER Shindigs Catering, Birmingham, AL  

Arugula, blue cheese and sweet-spicy mostarda on a big beef patty.

Willis Burger

 

2. BOURÉ BURGER Bouré, Oxford, MS  

A juicy patty with fried pickles, blue cheese and spicy “comeback” sauce.

Boure Burger

Photo by Greg M. via Yelp

 

3. PORT OF CALL BURGER Port of Call, New Orleans, LA 

A super freshly ground half-pounder.

Port of Call Burger

Photo by Samantha H. via Yelp

 

4. THE JOHN T. PIMENTO CHEESEBURGER Jim N’ Nicks, Montgomery, AL 

Named for food writer John T. Edge; topped with cheddar-and-pepper spread.

 

5. GREEN CHILE CHEESEBURGER The Little Donkey, Homewood, AL

Pasture-raised beef, melted cheese and roasted poblanos in a tortilla.

Green Chilie Burger

Photo via The Little Donkey

 

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