Burgers with Buck: DC's Backyard Grill

The DC in DC's Backyard Grill in southwest Atlanta stands for owner/chef Danny Covington.  Originally from Savannah, Covington is not a classically trained chef. 

To him, preparing good food is more of a hobby.  He learned to cook from his mom and grandmom and grew up honing his skills making meals for his siblings.  Working in the hospitality industry for years, he also picked up a few tips from Executive Chefs along the way.

The slogan is, 'Taste The Difference', and the concept is simple...make the customer feel like they are in their own backyard.  It is not what you would describe as a burger joint and it's not really a traditional BBQ joint although you will find both on the menu.  It is more of a backyard favorites joint, and what's more 'backyard' than a great burger.

He calls it the Gourmet Burger, and it is probably unlike any burger you have had.  You really can 'taste the difference'.  He makes it 'the old fashioned way' with chopped bell pepper and onion in the meat, but he even takes it a step further than his grandmother did by also adding wild mushrooms to help keep the moisture of the meat. 

Let's just say his grandmama would be awful proud.

The secret ingredient is the 'Comeback Sauce'.  As the name implies, it is the little extra something on the Gourmet Burger that will make you 'Comeback', again and again. 

The side dishes include baked beans, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, or potato salad.  #BurgersWithBuck tried both the mac and cheese and the collards and was quite pleased with both.

Here's the kicker.  The price is right.  At DC's, you get the Gourmet Burger, with your choice of a side dish and a drink for the low price of $8.00.

Located in the corner of a small strip center on Campbellton Road, the restaurant is unassuming.  It's the kind of place that you may never even notice or try unless it is recommended to you.  #BurgersWithBuck recommends that you check it out. 

If the name sounds familiar, it is the same restaurant that was a favorite in Cobb County for many years.  And one more thing...they deliver.

For more information, go to their website http://dcbackyardgrill.com/

DC's Backyard Grill is precisely the type of restaurant that #BWB may have never found without a recommendation from someone like you. So, as always, if you have a favorite burger that you would like to see featured, 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.