Sunday, December 6, 2009
The Highlander is in midtown on the southeast corner of Piedmont Park. It's received a fair amount of media attention (Diners, Driveins, and Dives, for example) so I decided to check out their burgers. It's a classic dark wood bar with pool tables and video games. I'll have to come back with someone to give the pool tables a fair workout.
After driving across town I couldn't just get a straight burger so I decided to try the chili burger. The Highlander's burgers are more normal size, which is appropriate for someone of my advanced age. They aren't trying for the monster burger appeal of The Vortex. I found the chili burger to be subtle, which I found very appealing. The chili added a nice twist to the underlying burger but it wasn't sloppy or overdone. The most interesting part was the jalapeno corn fritters. My taste buds failed me, but I think that the bread was some sort of gingerbread. In any case, it had a dessert taste that I found fascinating. There was a touch of heat from the peppers, but the corn is sweet and goes very well with the breading. I did think that they were slightly overdone (at least compared to my mom's corn fritters) but that is a very small quibble.