Sometimes, you just gotta have a burger and a beer.

Such was the case a recent, sunny Saturday that found me grinding ever so slowly through Southside traffic.
I pulled out of the gridlock and into B&D Burgers’ Abercorn Street location. Being Saturday, the place was hopping with families and an impending birthday party.

The two–location, Savannah–based burger restaurant has done an excellent job of integrating the Savannah feeling into its decor, its theme and its menu.

More than two dozen custom burgers carry names familiar to anyone who knows the city. I chose the Barnard, a burger with Pepperjack cheese and bacon.

Three burger sizes are available: one–third, one–half and a massive one–pounder. I chose the one–third size and was quite satisfied. It may be a little small for the nice, housemade, soft bun – but still stood and delivered on flavor.

Fresh, crisp lettuce, tomato and pickle slices were all the condiments I needed to accompany the generous, melted slice of cheese and two nice strips of bacon.

Hand–cut French fries accompanied – but diners also have the choice of sweet potato fries, seasoned curly fries or a “fry of the week.” Additional sides include onion rings, cole slaw or baked beans.

Not in a burger mood? Not to fear, there are plenty of other sandwich choices, a huge selection of salads and shrimp or chicken dishes.

And that beer? I had a Sam Adams on draft, the closest the bar had to anything outside of the big domestic beers.

Attentive service, fast delivery and good, solid burgers – it’s a can’t miss combination!

11108 Abercorn St. or 13 E. Broughton St.

Ode to the onion

Who cares about showing out of town visitors dolphins when just a short trip down the highway is the soon–to–open Vidalia Onion Museum!

Yep, the Vidalia gets its own museum – all about the history, the influence and the tasty goodness of these homegrown sweethearts.

It’s at 100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Drive and will open to the public on Friday, April 29 at 3 p.m.  The museum’s regular operating hours will be Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. with Saturday hours available for tours.  For more info, visit www.vidaliaonion.org or call (912) 537–1918.


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Tim Rutherford

Tim Rutherford

Tim Rutherford grew up in rural Kentucky – then left home to pursue more than three decades as a photojournalist and newsman. A ground-breaking meal in New Orleans in 1979 set him on a path exploring food and wine. Six years ago he changed career paths – now spending his time writing about the people and places... more

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