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Nine New Burgers to Try in Atlanta Right Now

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Flip Burger Poncey-Highland.
| Photos: Christopher Watkins

It's January, the month of new goals, new resolutions, and, of course, new burgers, so here are nine local spots that opened or changed up their patty-and-bun offerings pretty recently. On the map are brunch burgers, sliders, and lamb, beef, black-eyed pea versions. Do head below to check 'em out, and feel free to leave others in the comments.


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1. Sun in My Belly

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2161 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 370-1088
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There are two new burgers on the dinner menu at Sun in My Belly. Catch the half-pound Zia, with Hatch green chile, sharp cheddar, and roasted garlic aioli or a lamb burger called the Fez and served with feta, olive tapenade, black pepper, and mint aioli.

2. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9243
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Oh yes there is a pickleback burger on the menu at Cypress Street. It's on the menu through February and will become an off-menu special after that. Look for a half-pound patty with a Jameson glaze, dried dill pickles, pepper jack cheese, and bacon on onion brioche.

3. Cakes & Ale Restaurant

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155 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-7994
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Cakes & Ale just launched brunch, and with that comes a brand new burger: rib-eye patty, red onion, Swiss cheese, and Dijon mustard on a housemade English muffin. Get it from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

4. West Egg Cafe

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1100 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 872-3973
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Get West Egg's Fresh Start burger and a beer for $12 on Wednesday and Thursday after 5 p.m. this week in celebration of the new year and the West Midtown restaurant's recent reopening. The vegetarian burger has a black-eyed pea patty, avocado, and roasted tomato aioli on an H&F bun.

5. FLiP Poncey Highland

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664 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA
(404) 815-1127
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This newest Flip Burger location opened in place of Richard Blais's "haute dog" concept HD1 late last year. The chorizo burger, a Flip mainstay, is the perfect novelty brunch item with its chorizo patty, eggs, hashbrowns, shaved manchego cheese, and smoked paprika, all on a bun.

6. Bantam + Biddy

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1050 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Slider Night kicks off at the brand new Crescent Avenue location of Bantam + Biddy on Tuesday, February 4. Get $3 sliders and drink specials for dinner every Tuesday. The original Piedmont Avenue location's slider special is still going strong on Mondays. [Photo]

7. Park Bar

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150 Walton St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 524-0444
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Brand new burgers made it onto the Park Bar menu this week: The Griffith Melt has a beef patty, Swiss cheese, and caramelized onions on marbled rye bread, and The Bison Blue has a chipotle bison patty topped with blue jack cheese and a pile of mushrooms.

8. Cuts Steakhouse

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60 Andrew Young International Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

New Downtown steakhouse Cuts has two burgers on its first menu: a beef and Vermont cheddar classic as well as a lamb burger seasoned with pimento and onions and topped with the same cheese. [Photo]

9. Heirloom Market BBQ

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2243 Akers Mill Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 612-2502
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Okay, maybe a sloppy joe isn't really a burger, but the spicy "manwhich" at Heirloom Market BBQ, an homage to the sandwich at the recently shuttered Ben's Brown Bag, comes pretty close. It's topped with an onion ring and kimchi slaw and looks like this. [Photo]

1. Sun in My Belly

2161 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

There are two new burgers on the dinner menu at Sun in My Belly. Catch the half-pound Zia, with Hatch green chile, sharp cheddar, and roasted garlic aioli or a lamb burger called the Fez and served with feta, olive tapenade, black pepper, and mint aioli.

2161 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

2. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

817 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Oh yes there is a pickleback burger on the menu at Cypress Street. It's on the menu through February and will become an off-menu special after that. Look for a half-pound patty with a Jameson glaze, dried dill pickles, pepper jack cheese, and bacon on onion brioche.

817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

3. Cakes & Ale Restaurant

155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030

Cakes & Ale just launched brunch, and with that comes a brand new burger: rib-eye patty, red onion, Swiss cheese, and Dijon mustard on a housemade English muffin. Get it from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

155 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030

4. West Egg Cafe

1100 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Get West Egg's Fresh Start burger and a beer for $12 on Wednesday and Thursday after 5 p.m. this week in celebration of the new year and the West Midtown restaurant's recent reopening. The vegetarian burger has a black-eyed pea patty, avocado, and roasted tomato aioli on an H&F bun.

1100 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. FLiP Poncey Highland

664 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

This newest Flip Burger location opened in place of Richard Blais's "haute dog" concept HD1 late last year. The chorizo burger, a Flip mainstay, is the perfect novelty brunch item with its chorizo patty, eggs, hashbrowns, shaved manchego cheese, and smoked paprika, all on a bun.

664 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA

6. Bantam + Biddy

1050 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Slider Night kicks off at the brand new Crescent Avenue location of Bantam + Biddy on Tuesday, February 4. Get $3 sliders and drink specials for dinner every Tuesday. The original Piedmont Avenue location's slider special is still going strong on Mondays. [Photo]

1050 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

7. Park Bar

150 Walton St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Brand new burgers made it onto the Park Bar menu this week: The Griffith Melt has a beef patty, Swiss cheese, and caramelized onions on marbled rye bread, and The Bison Blue has a chipotle bison patty topped with blue jack cheese and a pile of mushrooms.

150 Walton St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

8. Cuts Steakhouse

60 Andrew Young International Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

New Downtown steakhouse Cuts has two burgers on its first menu: a beef and Vermont cheddar classic as well as a lamb burger seasoned with pimento and onions and topped with the same cheese. [Photo]

60 Andrew Young International Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

9. Heirloom Market BBQ

2243 Akers Mill Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Okay, maybe a sloppy joe isn't really a burger, but the spicy "manwhich" at Heirloom Market BBQ, an homage to the sandwich at the recently shuttered Ben's Brown Bag, comes pretty close. It's topped with an onion ring and kimchi slaw and looks like this. [Photo]

2243 Akers Mill Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

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