Grindhouse Killer Burgers
1842 Piedmont Avenue NE at Wimbledon Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
I have to admit that the memory of eating at this joint isn’t entirely clear since I’ve slacked and too much time has gone by. Oh well.
I do remember the parking lot. It’s very small and confusing since you can enter on one side and travel in your vehicle to the other side, but if you enter on the other side, you can’t drive over to the first side. Try to go at off-peak times since I don’t know what else to do when that lot is full. Shades of the Yeah! Burger parking lot for sure.
I was trying to determine if Grindhouse Killer Burgers has anything to do with the Quentin Tarantino movie. It doesn’t appear to, but it seems like it could have been straight outta the movie. The props/decor are reminiscent of the southwest U.S. Just like that movie! If you never saw it, you aren’t missing much.
Dave and I as usual took forever to decide. We planted ourselves in front of the big giant menu to consider our options. Grindhouse has more of a Tex-Mex slant, as the menu is dotted with chili, pico de gallo, and burger names like “Apache Style” and “Gringo Style.” The cheesy poofs tempted me sorely. Fried pimento cheese blobs? Yes yes. Not this time, but maybe in the future?
Dave and I waited in the line, as there is a sign telling you to enter the queue here, or somesuch. Mad props to the cashier girl who turned to us to take our order, effectively giving the smackdown to some folks who did not listen to the line sign and tried to cut in front of us. Zing!
I decided to build my own burger, adding bleu cheese ($0.50) to a $6 double (1/4 lb. each). Freebie toppings I selected included lettuce, tomato, raw onion, and pickle. The “fresh toasted potato bun” was noteworthy in its sturdiness and hearty taste. The menu says toasted, but I didn’t recall the bun being crispy. No wimpy buns here. The main star of this burger show was the beef. The beef tasted like “dry aged chuck and brisket.” Just pure beef. The default temp is medium, and I seem to recall that my patties were around that range. Certainly not rare or well done.
We shared some crinkle cut fries ($1.99). I normally don’t really care much for crinkle cut, but these actually weren’t too bad, better than I expected.
Grindhouse is a totally solid contender in the Atlanta burger squad. I see that it doesn’t get quite as much love on Yelp, but it’s still fine by me. If you want ground up meat in burger form, this is the house for you!