Instead of: Huey’s
Go to: Belly Acres
Huey’s, an award-winning burger cafe with graffiti-covered walls and toothpicks lodged in the ceiling, is a hit for locals and tourists alike. It does have the advantage of multiple locations, and it does make a damn fine burger. But depending on the time of day, you’ll more than likely be dealing with a loud, crowded dining room.
For something a little different, try Belly Acres, a fast-casual concept with a focus on using meats and produce grown on farms with sustainable growing practices. All 12 of their signature burgers are made with grass-fed beef, and there are three beefless burgers (portabello mushroom, black-eyed pea, and lentil & caramelized onion) available for vegetarians. Burger toppings range from pickled collard greens, to pork belly, to jalapeño jam, to maple ketchup. Inside, the space is designed to look like a farm, with a bright yellow crop duster suspended from the ceiling. In keeping with the sustainable theme, Belly Acres features wall paneling and furnishings made from locally sourced, reclaimed wood.