3. The Optimist


The Opti Burger
There’s more to Ford Fry’s nautical seafood temple than fresh Georgia shrimp. Available only at lunch, the squat six-ounce burger is two thin patties made out of skirt steak trimmings ground with frozen butter (for real). Sweet caramelized onions and a tangy remoulade add to the burger’s intensity. $13 (burger and fries). 914 Howell Mill Road, theoptimistrestaurant.com

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This article originally appeared in our January 2015 issue.