Atlanta magazine crowns 2018 Best Burger Battle champion

The city’s best burger joints fired up their grills to compete for grand prize golden ticket to 2019 World Burger Championship

On Saturday, October 20, Atlanta magazine hosted its third annual Best Burger Battle at Lenox Square, crowning Butcher & Brew as the 2018 Best Burger Battle champion. As nearly two dozen restaurants duked it out in hopes of winning the coveted grand prize, Butcher & Brew took home the golden ticket, qualifying the restaurant for the 2019 World Burger Championship – where 40 of the world’s best hamburgers and their cooks will compete to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.

Attendees casted their votes to crown Butcher & Brew as first place, but in second place, there was a three-way tie between crowd favorites: American Cut Steakhouse, Williamson Bros. BBQ, and Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar. As Atlanta’s premier burger cook-off, the Best Burger Battle offered attendees an enjoyable afternoon full of unlimited burger tastings, Bulleit bourbon cocktails, refreshing craft brews, and live blues music.

Atlanta magazine’s third annual Best Burger Battle at Lenox Square

Proceeds from this event benefitted The Giving Kitchen

American Cut Steakhouse
ATL Taco
NFA Burger
Butcher & Brew
Oak Steakhouse
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Public Kitchen & Bar
El Super Pan
Seven Lamps
Farm Burger
Shake Shack
Grub Burger Bar
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Jim Adams Farm & Table
THERE Brookhaven
Village Burger
Local Republic
Williamson Bros. BBQ
Marlow's Tavern
Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar

Sponsors included Lenox Square, Big Green Egg, Bulleit Bourbon, Macy’s, World Food Championship, Emerald Hare, and Georgia Tourism.

About Atlanta magazine: First published in 1961 as the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce magazine, Atlanta magazine marks its 57th year in 2018 as the city of Atlanta’s most prestigious publication—having been recognized with hundreds of awards for excellence in journalism and design, including The National Magazine Award, the industry’s highest honor. Through the years, the magazine has expanded its portfolio to include Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, Southbound, and, along with thriving events and custom media divisions. Atlanta magazine is part of Hour Media Group, a multimedia company which publishes and produces 132 magazines and custom titles, 37 consumer websites, and 65 shows and events throughout the United States. For additional information, visit

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About Lenox Square

Located in the heart of Buckhead, Lenox Square is an Atlanta landmark. Founded in 1959, Lenox Square is one of the largest shopping centers in the Southeast. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Macy's and Neiman Marcus, shoppers have more than 250 store choices, including exclusive retailers like FENDI, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Stores range from designer boutiques such as Cartier and Salvatore Ferragamo to casual staples such as J.Crew and Banana Republic. Five full-service restaurants including True Food Kitchen and Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar; an extensive food court, Lenox Fashion Café; and casual dining options including ATL Taco, Corner Bakery Café and Cousins Maine Lobster make the mall a popular dining and entertainment destination. Each year, Lenox Square is home to the annual Macy’s Tree Lighting, an Atlanta holiday tradition. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit For additional information, visit Lenox Square on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326