Hamburgers and hot dogs are summer essentials. As an avid fan of both, I've put together a list of favorites down South. The Varsity - Atlanta and Athens Georgia
75 years and still going... What'll ya have?
Gus's - Birmingham, AL
Gus is a hot dog legend in Birmingham. Thanks to my grandmother, I got hooked on dogs "all the way" from an early age.
The Grill - Athens, GA
Open 24 hours - thank goodness. Get any burger but don't forget the fries with feta dipping sauce. P.S. they have old school milkshakes. See more here.
The Royal Peasant - Athens, GA
The "Royale with Cheese" continues to be the front runner of burgers in my book. Delicious buyer served on a brioche bun, butter lettuce, bacon, shallots, cheddar, ketchup and spicy mustard... doesn't get much getter than that.
Farm Burger - Atlanta Area and Asheville
You can build your own or choose one of their creative options. Big fan of the Bahn Mi burger I had in Buckhead. Bonus: they have beer floats for dessert!
Holeman and Finch - Atlanta, GA
I have yet to get my hands on one of their famous burgers but I want one real bad.
I dream of Weenie - Nashville, TN
Gourmet hot dogs being served out of a VW bus? Yes please. Slaw Dog all the way.