WHERE TO EAT
I always get asked where my top burger places are to eat here in Charlotte, NC. I have tried so many it makes my list vary a lot. However, I do have a top 5 list.
1. Superica Charlotte
This burger to me was a cultural experience. A classic burger topped with American cheese, lettuce, pickles and onions. The extra flavor came from the chili con carne and mustard. The chili con carne I will attribute to the tex-mix flare but mustard is not something typically added to a burger unless you ask for it. It blended perfectly with all the flavors.
2. Velvet Tacos
Yes this is a burger blog however they have a burger taco and its amazing. It comes with everything you find in a burger but in a taco. You can use one hand. This is a chain establishment based from Dallas,TX. They are located at Optimist Hall. The lines are long but its worth the weight.
3. Bleu Barn Bistro
Bleu Barn Bistro has one of the best Chicken Burgers on a food truck here in Charlotte, NC. The burger is flavorful, seasoned to perfection and delicious. I’ve made ground chicken before and my biggest argument is the lack of flavor. I either over or under season it. Bleu Barn does a great job with it. The burger is topped fresh mozzarella, baby arugla, shaved red onions, pesto, and chipotle maple aioli all on a toasted pretzel bun.
4. Corner Bar
When restaurants are intimate and a menu is curated to match that intimacy it’s a food affair that can’t be denied. It’s limited menu only offers 2 burgers, one basic and one BBQ. The Burger is stacked high, the patty is thick and savory, the fixings are crisp and fresh. When you bite into this burger you close your eyes. Mainly because you praying on a nice big bite and also because you know you’re about to be enticed.
Sloppy, greasy and down right home style burgers are what you will get when you go to Brooks. I like to call it the most exclusive hole in the wall burger spot. It has limited hours and lines wrapped around the build. You have to get there early and it is worth it. A thin patty and I like to add cheese. You can add chilli and I do, which is like a dollop and a half. Like a giant scoop of blow your mind chilli. By the time they put the top bun it’s already coming down the sides. Just writing this and my mouth is watering. If you’re looking for a backyard burger and not wearing your sunday best go to Brooks, you will not be disappointed.