The Perfect Burger: It Matters!

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The Perfect Burger: It Matters!

The Perfect Burger: It Matters!

Want to impress your friends and family with the perfect burger at your next backyard cookout? If so, Kirby G’s, an iconic diner on the square of McDonough, has started a new burger class that will teach you everything you need to know about crafting a burger sure to please everyone!

My fiancé and I recently had the opportunity to try out the new class. We had such a fun experience and learned so much! The class was taught by Neil Daniell, owner of Kirby G’s and 2018 World Burger Champion. You may think you already know how to make a decent burger, but as Daniell says, “Taste matters, appearance matters, what you make it out of matters.” Not only was I surprised by how much I had to learn, but how I think about burgers has forever changed!

Daniell was inspired to start a burger class due to his passion for teaching and cooking and his constant questioning, “What can I do next?”. He is a patient educator who models how to do each step so all students understand the task. During the class, he went into detail about burger patty dos and don’ts, seasoning techniques, styles of burgers, the perfect burger consistency, cooking to temperature, matching the burger to the best bun, and so much more. He even shared with us the key secret to crafting the perfect burger: incorporating as many of the five senses of taste – sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and savory – into each bite as possible. The class was very hands-on as Daniell let us try everything he taught us as we competed against our classmates to make the best-looking burger. After we made our burgers, Daniell judged who had the best presentation, and then we got to do the best part: EAT!

I had no idea I could make a burger that tasted so good!

If you are interested in trying out this interactive class, you can come into the diner, call, or visit Kirby G’s website to sign up. Classes will be available on select Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons, lasting about two to three hours. The class is appropriate for all skill levels and is a great option for a unique date or an exciting family outing.

If you can’t make it to class, visit the diner and enjoy one of their famous burgers.

By Emily Jones