When you’re driving aimlessly and all of a sudden see giant neon letters that say Killer Burgers, you must make a stop. It doesn’t even matter if you just ate.
After I walked into Grindhouse Killer Burgers (1842 Piedmont Ave NE), I realized it was even worse than I suspected. Everything on the menu sounds killer, lol…..I kill myself……alright…….I’ll stop.
The term Grindhouse conjures the idea of sleazy B-movies, so of course, it totally makes sense that one is being projected on the wall right near where I’m seated.
I wasn’t planning on getting one of their Boozy Milkshakes, but I couldn’t pass up something named after one of my faves, Jeff Lebowski. El Duderino is essentially a White Russian Shake (coffee shake, Kahlua, & Pinnacle Whipped Vodka), and this dude right here abides.
I’m not sure why I didn’t order onion rings on my first visit to Grindhouse Killer Burgers, but I did enjoy some bacon & bleu cheese sauce fries. After trying the chili, though, I’m thinking the chili & cheddar cheese fries might be the way to go.
As I was reading through the preset Burger Styles, the Hillbilly Style called out to me. I settled for a Junior, their quarter-pound patty. This fella is topped with pimento cheese, brisket chili, sliced onions & jalapeños on a potato poll. It was served all wrapped up like the vacation gift that it was. Pimento cheese is my thing, so I was really vibing with this burger.
I sat thinking about what I had just eaten and knew I couldn’t leave without having a chili cheese dog. Afterward, I pondered whether you could switch out the shredded cheddar cheese for pimento cheese. It’s what this dog needs to go from excellent to majestic.
Many visits later to Grindhouse Killer Burgers in Atlanta, I ate the elusive brisket & pimento cheese dog. It was everything I’d hoped for.
P.S.: The chili cheese fries still haven’t found their way into my life and that’s a damn shame.