Looking back through my lists, I also realized that I've never blogged about Grindhouse Killer Burgers. We ate at the original location (in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market) some time in mid-2009 and I'd been back to that location for lunch when I was in town on a couple of occasions. They've opened a second location on Piedmont and I've eaten there twice over the past six months.
The original location has a great "vibe", located in the market. The counter is built out the wall of the West end of the Market and there's always a 50s or 60s "B" movie - think "Plan 9 from Outer Space" - projected onto the wall, sans sound. You order at the register and find a place to sit at the counter after you get your order in. CAUTION: You do have to pay attention to where you sit at the counter so you don't have the pig parts at the butcher counter across the way in the view when you look up over your fries, but it is a good place to dine.
The burger selection is typical (beef, veggie, turkey) with all the accoutrements and potato choice.
But the new location leaves me "flat". It feels like it is trying too hard. The movies are on the wall. The burgers are fine, but not really worth the effort to drive there. If I'm in the neighborhood, I'll stop in, unless I have a better idea...
Below? A simple cheeseburger.