The latest addition to New Orleans' restaurant scene is a highly-anticipated burger joint: Company Burger, by chef Adam Biderman, opened yesterday. New Orleans-born Biderman left the Crescent City for Atlanta, where he worked under Linton Hopkins as the opening chef de cuisine at Holeman & Finch Public House. Biderman, according to Eater Atlanta, was "instrumental in elevating the Holeman burger to its iconic status," and he brings that sort of style and sensibility to New Orleans with Company Burger.
The burger at Holeman & Finch gets its share of accolades: it was declared the Best Burger in America by Alton Brown and was named one of the top 25 burgers in America by Food & Wine. People in New Orleans are, of course, totally psyched.
More recently, Biderman was at Donald Link's fine dining restaurant, Herbsaint, before leaving to open his own operation. As at Holeman & Finch, Company Burger uses naturally-raised, freshly ground beef and freshly baked buns made specifically for Biderman.
For his new burger concept, Biderman chose a stretch of Freret Street that just five years ago was home to more vacant lots and vagrants than restaurants. Now that same stretch of Freret Street — uptown, just a few blocks off St Charles Avenue — is home to a number of the city's brightest stars in dining and nightlife. The area is quickly becoming a destination for those looking for good food and drink in the city. Now they can get a damn good burger there, too.
·Company Burger opening caps a Summer of Hamburgers in New Orleans [TP]
·The Company Burger [Official Site]
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