This issue celebrates hamburgers by highlighting the specialties of five Carolina dives:
- Second Street Lunch (Roanoke Rapids)
- Wimpy's Grill (Durham)
- South 21 (Charlotte)
- Art's Place (Kitty Hawk)
- Jimmy Mac's (Bryson City)
These articles bring up a few questions for me, though: How far is it acceptable to drive for a good hamburger? And, is it normal to have a burger bucket list?
Perhaps I should just find a good burger locally. I mean REALLY good. I know plenty of acceptable burger joints, but I'm looking for a mecca. In the meantime, I'm not going to be happy until I have the chili and slaw of a Carolina-style burger running down my chin.
I love burgers of many different kinds, but there's something about a sloppy Carolina creation, like the one pictured above, that really sets my cravings in gear. The main components of such a burger, by the way, are chili, coleslaw, mustard and onions (the ingredients Carolinians often like on their hot dogs as well). Oh yum!