Here's a blanket statement: I love a good burger. My favorite burger in Atlanta can be found at Holeman and Finch. Even when I'm trying to be good about avoiding dairy, and I order that burger without cheese, it still goes head to head with Thanksgiving dinner in the taste department, and that's saying a lot. The downside is that every other "craft burger" I try around town gets compared to H&F. I do it subconsciously, but J is quick to take one bite and say it's good, but it's no Holeman & Finch. Shake Shack? Not bad, but it's no Holeman & Finch. Grindhouse? That hit the spot, but it wasn't no Holeman & Finch. Bocado? Okay, it's up there... but it's still no Holeman & Finch.
It's a buzz killer.
It's basically like we're on the hunt to find a burger tastier than H&F. I've had a few places in my Yelp bookmarks for a while: Stockyard Burgers and Bones, The General Muir, and Fred's Meat and Bread.