Burgers with Buck: Parkside District
***HEADS UP*** If you haven’t taken advantage of Explore Gwinnett’s #BurgersAndBrewsWeek, first of all, what were you thinking? Secondly though, take heart there is still time, but no a lot. When 15 Gwinnett County restaurants compete with each other to create the best burger, and then for seven days they sell it for a mere $7.00, you, the burger-loving consumer, are the winner.
If you live in Gwinnett, you have no excuse. If you don’t, it’s worth the drive.
For example, Parkside District in Lawrenceville has been around since 2016 serving fresh seafood and meats in what they describe as an upbeat casual dining atmosphere, but did you know they have quickly become known for their delicious macaroni and cheese? In fact, it has even been named the best in Atlanta, so it just makes sense that they incorporated their famous dish in their burger offering.
They call it the District Mac and the star of the show is the fried macaroni and cheese located between the two house, custom blended (beef brisket, ground chuck, and beef short infused with duck fat) patties, house aioli, kosher dill pickles, and lettuce all served on a buttered brioche bun. And for a few more hours, you can still get yourself a District Mac for the low, low price of only $7.00. If you can’t make it out there by Saturday, the good news is that the response to this burger has been so positive that it could one-day become an addition to the permanent menu. The bad news, it will likely cost more than seven bucks.
For more information on Parkside District including their menu, specials, and hours of operation go to their website, https://www.parksidedistrict.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.
Also, for more information on Explore Gwinnett’s Burgers and Brews Week, including participating restaurants and their burger and brew offerings, go to https://www.exploregwinnett.org/burgers-and-brews.