3393 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone | 404-963-9611
Hours | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily
I was invited to Zinburger to try the winner of their third annual Zinburger contest – The Honolulu Baby Burger. It’s priced at $12 and will be featured at all nine east coast Zinburger locations from September 15-21st.
The Honolulu Baby Burger consists of a Certified Angus Beef patty with charred pineapple, volcanic fire roasted red peppers, swiss cheese, mayo and a Hawaiian favorite – SPAM – all between two oven roasted bronzed buns.
All right, so let’s get this out of the way. The first time I heard about this I was slightly horrified due to the – you guessed it – SPAM!
I haven’t ever had SPAM. All I know about SPAM is that it’s creepy looking when it comes out of the tin with all the bright Mad Men type colors. But hey, if this burger beat out all the rest then I was willing to try it.
The burger came out and the first thing I noticed was that visually, the SPAM didn’t look anything like I thought it would. It just looked like Canadian bacon and it had a similar texture. The sweet from the pineapple and pepper combined with the salty of the SPAM and the savory from the burger patty?
I ate SPAM and lived to tell the tale.
So, we ordered the Ahi Tuna sandwich ($10) which comes with coleslaw, avocado, tamari soy glaze & mayo, the Almost Famous Veggie Burger ($9) which comes with smoked mozzarella, avocado, pea shoots, tomato and mayo.
Both of these sandwiches were on point. The ahi was cooked rare, just like it should be and they definitely don’t skimp when it comes to the amount of tuna you get, which is always a nice change.
Side note: I hate, hate, hate when I spend like, $13 on an “Ahi Tuna App/Entrée/Whatever” and you get it and there’s like, two effin’ pieces on the plate the size of an return address label. So the fact they didn’t skimp is HUGE for me.
The veggie burger was “shut the front door” good. I really love vegetarian dishes but I tend to avoid veggie burgers when I go out. They’re usually paper-thin patties that you can still taste the freezer burn on. Not these! Thick, not at all dried out – these are made in house and fresh daily and you can tell.
Since the burgers are a la carte, we took it upon ourselves to get the truffle fries and zucchini fries. Both were outstanding.
By the end of the meal, we were stuffed…but our waitress convinced us to try one of their milkshakes.
Okay. If you insist.
We split the salted caramel milkshake and let me tell you, it made me blush. It was so good. Honestly – this is embarrassing to admit but I can see myself going back JUST to get a milkshake to go.
The whole experience there was top notch. From the atmosphere, the décor and most importantly the food.
I would highly suggest stopping in at Zinburger the next time you are in the neighborhood. Let us know what you think by tweeting us at @_GoodEats!
Disclaimer –I was invited as a member of the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society to enjoy a complimentary meal in exchange for an honest and transparent review. The above review is 100% my own opinion and is no way influenced by the restaurant.