Back in November, I mentioned that Shaun Doty and Erik Maier were set to open a burger joint over in the Westside. At the time, the tentative name for the establishment was Good Burger. However, it appears that name is now a thing of the past. The new name is YEAH! Burger and this information appears to satisfy the journalistic bar for fact. Surprisingly, there’s already a Facebook page for the restaurant, so you might as well be a fan! Meanwhile, things still seem on track for a Spring opening in the old West Egg building, but take that with a grain of salt. There are other rumors floating around, but nothing even worth mentioning at this point.
Chef Shaun Doty has long been at the forefront of the Atlanta dining scene. For the past three-years, he has been the man behind Shaun’s Social Club. Before that, he headed up things at establishments like Table 1280 and MidCity Cuisine. Now, he’s primed to open the city’s next burger joint, aptly named Good Burger.
Doty maintains his cool while putting out straightforward, ingredient driven dishes. Friendly and approachable, the chef has taken the time to step out from behind the burner to drop in here on Inside The Chef’s Kitchen. In it, he professes his continued love for a particular rendition of fried chicken, manages to sneak in the word “wankers,” and declares … why settle for one when you can have both? Alright y’all, let the good times roll! And with that, welcome to ITCK!
It’s amazing what you miss with a few days out of town. Posted over on the Biz C site, and reiterated by the venerable JK, Atlanta’s own Shaun Doty is ready to hop on the burger trend that is frankly … a little tired by now. That’s not a harshing on Shaun, he should give the people what they want. Rather, it’s just a lament on the trending of the restaurant business.
Anywho, with help from Erik Maier, the duo is scheduled to open their burger joint over in the Westside’s White Provision complex. However, here are a few pieces of info that haven’t been printed yet. First, the establishment is RUMORED to be called Good Burger. Second, my understanding is that they will take over the space occupied by The West Egg. Fear not my eggheadian friends, TWE is supposed to move into the new high-rise just behind their current location. Again, I won’t say that’s an absolute fact … but I’ve heard it from more than a few people. Just another feather in the hat that is Atlanta’s most trending neighborhood.