Capitalizing on the success of his all-American late-night burger at Holeman & Finch, chef Linton Hopkins now offers them all day every day at H & F Burger at Ponce City Market. Among the first tenants in the market’s food hall, the straight-forward concept has a casual tavern vibe with chunky communal wood tables paired with metal stools. The full bar features local craft beers to wash down those famous burgers.
LC and I sat at the bar where we started with some interesting brews. I actually thought the only option would be the original double patty burger with red onion, house made pickles, and American cheese, on a buttered pan de mie bun baked at Hopkins’ own H & F Bread Company. We fully intended to order two of them. However, we checked out the menu and discovered we could add toppings, so we proceeded to bastardize our burgers with extra deliciousness like lettuce, avocado and bacon. An order of fries on the side was a mere $2.
Having eaten the original burger before, perfect in its simplicity, I feared we had made a terrible culinary mistake. Our burgers arrived, piled high with goodies. Thick slices of bacon and creamy avocado were tasty indeed but nearly overpowered the griddled patties and gooey cheese. Fries are hand-cut and double-fried for extra crispness.
This burger was juicy and delicious but next time I’ll stick with the original. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue 404-355-3762