Alpharetta gets a new restaurant whose owner said serves 'quick food without it being fast food.'
Thirty people have been hired to work at Smashburger, a new restaurant opening on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta on Wednesday. The area was chosen by owner, Phil Wilkins, for the franchise's third Georgia location because he feels that "Alpharetta is an awesome area with a great community." He said that he looks forward to having Smashburger become a part of this community. "This location is perfect for businesses during the day and families at night", he said. Address: 5530 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta Hours: 10 a.m-10 p.m. The new restaurant offers a unique and affordable dining experience for its guests, according to Wilkins. Customers will come in and place an order at the counter, where they will get their drink cup. But from that point…
Time to fire up the grill, add some beef and enjoy a summertime meal.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Carol Frey
Sunday, July 3, 2011
With the warm weather upon us there is nothing more fun than eating outdoors. And there is nothing folks like better than steaks and burgers cooked on the grill. Here are a few tips for cooking beef that everyone will enjoy. Most beef comes with its own flavor packets. Those packets are the droplets of fat marbled through the cuts. For those of you cringing right now, the good news is that much of that fat drips away as you cook, but it is the secret flavor ingredient. That is why, for hamburgers, you will get more flavor by using ground chuck instead of ground round or sirloin. You can combine a mixture of those if you prefer a leaner burger, but don’t leave the chuck out altogether. There is an art to forming thick but also flat …