Like several other successful Atlanta restaurants, Bocado has opened an OTP location at Avalon in Alpharetta. Here, the menu is strictly burgers, built on the success of the original doublestack that was the brainchild of Todd Ginsberg when he ran the kitchen there.
Bocado means mouthful in Spanish and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you order one of their badass doublestacked burgers. A bunch of us met there for lunch before seeing Mockingjay at Avalon’s state-of-the-art theater. It was a cold day but sunlight flooded the airy space, decorated in modern white and light wood.
Guests grab a menu and wait in line to place their orders, exactly like Yeah! Burger. You are invited to build your own burger with hormone and antibiotic-free beef, turkey, or a housemade veggie patty and your choice of artisanal cheeses and premium toppings. LC and I decided to share the Southwestern burger made with fatty cuts of beef formed into two thin patties, each topped with melted American cheese, roasted poblano, avocado, diced red onion and spicy mayo presented on an H & F sesame seed bun. Whole wheat and gluten-free buns are offered for those with dietary restrictions.
Although I normally order sweet potato fries whenever possible, I was intrigued by the healthy sides like the Brussels sprouts, kale salad, quinoa bowl and black rice bowl, all of which are transplants from the current menu at Bocado. I chose the black rice. Tossed with butternut squash, spiced golden raisins, thinly sliced watermelon radish, Brazil nut pesto, and pistacios, the dish was a symphony of textures and flavors. Although the rice was slightly undercooked, the combination of the pesto, crunchy nuts and sweet raisins was undeniably awesome. And for $6, it would make a hearty and affordable vegetarian entree.
When the weather turns wintry, I crave heavier stouts and ales, so I ordered Bell’s Best Brown on draft to sip as we waited for our lunch. Our burger arrived, its layers of juicy meat, melty cheese, and smoky roasted poblano inviting us to unhinge our jaws for a mouthful.
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