You and your friend are sitting around on your patio after a nice get-together on a sunny spring day. While you’re cleaning your Big Green Egg, your friend is praising your cooking skills and exclaiming how much they love their own Green Egg grill at home. You both agree that the high, consistent temperatures and a good sear are essential to making that perfect steak, but there is one dish that eludes your culinary perfection: the burger.

With summer right around the corner, you both know that seasonal favorite is going to be expected from your friends, family, or neighbors during that next cookout. So, after a few single malt scotches you both get the idea to pull together your friends (and friends of friends!) to find Atlanta’s best burger flavors, and in the end, pool your knowledge to make the perfect burger.

At this point, you can probably tell that this story is not just an exercise in imagination… it is the origin story of my own personal quest. A group of about 16 of us will choose one burger joint a month to meet up and dig in, then talk about the flavors of the house-special. After we all have chosen our restaurant, we are going to have a cook-off to see who can incorporate Atlanta’s best flavors on our home grills.

One of the best way to explore your city is through food, and that is exactly what we aim to do! Stay tuned for updates, and feel free to get inspired to get out there and find what Atlanta has to offer.