By JOHN KESSLER
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/10/07
Veteran Wall Street Journal food reporter Raymond Sokolov traveled America in search of the best hamburger and says he found the hands-down winner at Ann's Snack Bar on Memorial Drive.
Owner Ann Price's iconic "Ghetto Burger" — a double-patty bacon cheeseburger sandblasted with seasoning salt — bested dozens of better-known wimpies. Sokolov called it a "masterpiece" and "the next level of burgerhood."
Ann's, an eight-stool restaurant, has been around for 35 years. Loyal customers know not to speak until "Miss Ann" addresses you first. A sign warns guests not to curse.
Sokolov also loved the charred patties at the Earl in East Atlanta and at the Vortex in Little Five Points; he called Atlanta home to the "best burgers in America."
These three bested Los Angeles' famed In-N-Out Burger and chef Daniel Boulud's $32 foie-gras-stuffed burger at DB Bistro Moderne in New York.
The story comes out in Saturday's Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition.
The full article from the Wall St Journal can be found here:
A Ghetto Burger without the Bun
The Ghetto Burger
Ghetto Burgers lined up on the counter