The latest edition of Grindhouse Killer Burgers is on Cheshire Bridge Road. I ate at their original location in Sweet Auburn Market about a year ago. My friend Bill Crawley decided to check out the Cheshire Bridge model. I wanted to compare to Sweet Auburn and Bill could compare the burgers to his go-to spot, the Vortex.
You can either order one of their standard burger combinations or make a custom burger. I decided to order a custom burger so that I could have it served in a lettuce wrap rather than a bun. I think this is a great option for those who are watching what they eat but still want to enjoy themselves. I had a beef burger (they also offer turkey and veggie) with cheese and a New Mexico green chile. The chile isn't hot and is fairly subtle but has a wonderful texture. The burger patty itself was flavorful and juicy. The salad was fun and also delicate.
So what's my verdict? Bill agrees that Grindhouse has a different feel from the Vortex, which is a more traditional, pre-recession place with big burgers to be enjoyed at night with friends and beer. This is also a less fussy burger place than some of the new burger emporiums that emphasize their all natural heritages. The name alone should tell you that Grindhouse Killer Burgers enjoys its carnivorous heritage. But don't let that fool you---they use all natural meat and very high quality ingredients everywhere. They also don't emphasize megaburgers. You can get a burger with either one patty or two, allowing you to choose between living large and smaller-scale enjoyment. The physical settings of the two locations couldn't be more different. Sweet Auburn is fun for anyone who cooks---you can walk around the vegetable stands and see what is fresh. The Cheshire Bridge location has huge windows and is full of light, which makes for a very inviting summer evening.