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Next time you feel like driving for a delicacy, or if you happen to be headed out on I-20W toward Birmingham, make sure to stop at Jerry's Gourmet Burgers off of exit 26. Jerry's, which sits to the right of a gas station, is not your average roadside burger stand.
Gunshow’s Spencer Gomez is now chef de cuisine at Holeman & Finch Public House, offering a new menu and limiting the availability of the acclaimed burger to 24 per meal service.
For two months I plowed through burgers across metro-Atlanta, driving as far as Lawrenceville and testing as many as five a day. Ranking something as loved and as universally appealing as the hamburger is bound to ignite (and re-ignite) discussions, and I’ve enjoyed the feedback as the list makes its way around the Internet and into mailboxes. But nobody, as far as I know, has gotten as serious as Amy and Chad Gregory.
Growing up, I was terrified of my best friend’s grandmother, tiny but fierce with her shellacked black hair, penciled eyebrows, and penchant for telling us girls to “stand up straight.” When I confessed I had never eaten a burger at the Varsity, she declared my situation “un-American, un-Southern, and un-Christian.”