ATLANTA - Burgers come in many shapes and sizes, but the great ones all have two things in common.
According to Matthew Ridgway, the Executive Chef at The Southern Gentleman in Buckhead, a burger can't be great without quality meat and a quality bun. After those two fundamental burger principles, other ingredients or additions are basically up to personal preference and imagination.
The TSG Burger definitely adheres to the first two core burger principles with their signature steak blend pattie and their Alon's Bakery buns. If they stopped right there, this would be a delicious burger, but in the words of the legendary pitchman Ron Popeil...but wait, there's more.
The TSG Burger is served complete with some other great local ingredients including Thomasville Tomme Cheese, a red onion and fennel salad, seasoned house-cut fries, and a side of bacon jam.
Technically, it's the only burger on the menu at the Southern Gentlemam, but #BurgersWithBuck has learned that the Football Bourbon Club not only gives Chef Matthew a chance to get even more creative, but it gives you the chance to try some other delicious burgers.
For more information on The Southern Gentleman, including menu, specials, hours of operation, and the ever popular Football Bourbon Club...go to their website, http://www.thesoutherngentlemanatl.com/.
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.