When we heard that Chef Laurent Tourondel's new BLT Burger just soft opened (officially opening Tuesday), we immediately took it upon ourselves to report breaking coverage of the burger and the bistro's need-to-know details.
With lush leather booths and a bar doubling as a milkshake stand, this place is like Sonic meets neighborhood brasserie—with the burgers to keep you coming back. The menu is simple, and burger options range from the signature "BLT" Burger to the juicy Lamb Merguez with yogurt sauce, to a sweet and tender Kobe Burger. Burgers are high-quality, with tasty sauces and McDonald's-style buns. The host of sides also does BLT justice, like the heavenly golden-battered Vidalia Onion Rings.
Chef Tourondel knows, though, that no burger is properly enjoyed without...spiked milkshakes. In a genius throwback move, they have a chocolate Night Rider shake spiked with Kahlua and vanilla Grandma's Treat with Maker's Mark (just like how Grandma used to make it). Add house cocktails, wine and over 25 beer options, along with delivery starting next week (we eagerly await news on the zone), and you will never need to enjoy burgers without booze again.
We always suspected that LT was a brilliant man.