COBB COUNTY, Ga. - If you haven't yet been to SunTrust Park to watch the Braves play, you are missing out on a lot more than just good baseball. While a baseball game is a great reason to check out the Braves new digs, there are plenty of other reasons to go there even when the team is on the road.
Case in point, Yard House located in The Battery Atlanta.
Yes, it is a chain, as there are 60 Yard House locations around the country (including one at Atlantic Station), but #BurgersWithBuck decided to make an exception to our longstanding policy in an effort to inform our loyal carnivores about the burger offerings at the new Home of the Braves.
For starters, there are a lot if interesting burger options on the menu. They've got pork burgers, lamb burgers, vegetarian burgers, and of course beef burgers.
This week #BWB decided to feature their Kurobuta Pork Burger. (For the pronunciation and definition of Kurobuta, click on the story.)
So this beauty starts with a large, ground Kurobuta Pork pattie. Then they add spicy candied bacon, thick cut white American cheese, arugula, and are you ready for this?
Wait for it. Wait for it.
Blueberry ketchup! Yes, you read that correctly, and before you judge, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.
Listen, yours truly is not a huge ketchup guy. Yours truly was skeptical of blueberry ketchup. But yours truly has committed to put my personal taste aside in the interest of spreading the word about the greatest burgers this city, state, and country have to offer. In other words, I do this for you...the carnivore.
While the Kurobuta Pork Burger is delicious and would likely be able to stand alone, the case could be made that it is the blueberry ketchup that not only brings it all together but sets it apart from other offerings. It's delicious and adds just that little something that makes this burger special.
So do me a favor. If you're ordering the Kurobuta Pork Burger, please don't order it without the blueberry ketchup. Trust me on this one. Let's be honest, has #BurgersWithBuck ever steered you wrong before?
For more information on Yard House, including the menu, specials, and hours of operation, go to their website http://www.yardhouse.com/locations/ga/atlanta/atlanta-the-battery-atlanta/8375.
And, as always, if you have a favorite burger that you would like to see featured on, tell me about it on https://www.facebook.com/BuckFOX5 or https://twitter.com/BuckFOX5, and don't forget to use the hash tag #BurgersWithBuck and/or #BWB.