Satisfying a craving

IMG_0461BACON CHEESEBURGER.  When the envie (craving) strikes, you must obey.

Five years ago, New Orleans wasn’t really a burger town.  Things change.  Tru Burger, Cowbell, Smashburger, Charcoal, and Company Burger are all competing, just in Orleans Parish.  Camellia Grill opened a second location in the French Quarter.  Mid-Atlantic favorite Five Guys is coming soon to Elmwood.  Now, a diner with a craving has choices.

I satisfied my bacon cheeseburger jones at Company Burger (4600 Freret St, New Orleans, LA).  Thick cut Nueske’s bacon puts it over the top, though I’d prefer a more assertive cheese to the mild American used at Company Burger.  Medium cut, skin-on fries ensure that the burger isn’t lonely, and counter service makes the transaction quick and food-focused.

IMG_0463Company Burger also offers daily changing specials, so a a non-bacon-cheeseburger-craving diner will have choices.  A recent smoked pork/green onion sausage from boutique butcher Cleaver & Co, pictured at right, nestled happily beneath fried onions on a toasted roll.  

If you gave up bacon cheeseburgers on Ash Wednesday, don’t fret.  Throughout Lent, Company will offer daily fish sandwich specials–think griddled scallops and griddled flounder with fennel slaw.  

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