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The Heatmap: 10 New Burgers To Try Right Now

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New Orleans has so many good burgers, it really is difficult to keep track, especially since new options are being added to the list each and every day. The supreme trio, Company Burger, Cowbell, and Tru Burger sparked the latest burger trend a couple years back, and Port Of Call and Camellia Grill are classic stand-bys that never fail when you need a red meat fix with or without booze. But there's also a new crop of burgers springing up, some of which you may not even know exist. Here now, Eater presents Ten New Burgers To Try RIGHT NOW in New Orleans.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Barcadia New Orleans

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601 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130-0000
Nick Hufft, of Baton Rouge based burger food truck Curbside, actually creates the specialty burgers at Barcadia which range from classic (ie. normal), to cray (a burger topped with french onion soup), to crunk (a Big Freedia special which looks like a patty topped w a potato sticks weave, Cuban Sofrito and an over easy egg.). All patties are house ground and they got truffle fries, y'all.

2. Root

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200 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 252-9480
Chef Philip Lopez made a mean burger during his time at Rambla, so his restaurant Root is no exception when it comes to creative burgers, and at reasonable lunchtime prices. Try the “BBB” or Big Black Burger with Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Benton’s Bacon, a black brioche bun, and bitter arugula: 13

3. Toups Meatery

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Carrollton
New Orleans, La 70119
Isaac Toups is known for his amazing charcuterie, cracklins, and basically all things pork. So when it comes to a kick ass burger, Toups' Meatery lunchtime offering is a must try blend of pork and beef with pickled squash, cheddar, bacon, and herbed aioli on a sesame seed bun. Plus, the housemade chips are delicious.

4. Tivoli and Lee

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At the newly opened Tivoli & Lee in the Hotel Modern, Chef Mike Nirenberg has created a must-try burger with Two Run Farms Lamb, a fried duck egg, and mint aioli on a sesame seed bun. An assortment of delicious and innovative cocktails from Kimberly Patton Bragg and Steve Yamada (one of the founding members of The Pop Shop) will help wash 'er down.

5. Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar

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2200 Magazine st.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 644-4311
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Holy Cow. The newly opened burger joint on the edge of the LGD and Irish Channel features an epic Kobe Beef burger with Thomasville Tomme cow's milk cheese, Abita Root Beer caramelized onions, sautéed shrooms, house made praline bacon, sun-dried tomato aioli, arugula, and tomato on a Hawaiian sweet bun. Charcoals also has venison, bison, salmon, and veggie burgers and then some.

6. Saint Lawrence Nola

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219 N Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-4111
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St. Lawrence in the French Quarter (near Coyote Ugly, it's true) is home to a Turducken burger, featuring turkey/duck/chicken smothered in apple remoulade and topped with duck cracklins, and fully dressed. Chef Caleb Cook also does a hefty beef burger too, and the brioche buns come from Wildflour Bakery.

7. Foodie Call

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The Vendy-Award winning food truck has been known to create a monstrous cheeseburger, including their brunch version which features fried egg, bacon, caramelized onion, cheddar, house ketchup & pickles.

8. Coquette

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2800 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 265-0421
Coquette doesn't seem like the type of place that would do a burger, and for a while they weren't, but Chef Michael Stoltzfus recently brought back a killer version for lunch which features a house ground Two Run Farms sirloin, Hook's cheddar and bacon on a housemade bun, served with fries.

9. SoBou

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310 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 552-4095
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The bubbly street-food restaurant from the Commander's Palace team has a pan seared Hudson Valley foie gras burger topped with a sunny side up yard egg, duck bacon & foie gras mayo on caramelized onion brioche, and it's served with pork cracklin’ & a mini Abita root beer and foie gras ice cream float. For those putting off the impending gout, SoBou also has a smaller 1/4 lb. burger with no foie involved.

10. Smashburger

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3300 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 342-2653
The Denver based Smashburger chain ventured down to New Orleans last year, and the not-quite-fast-food joint is consistently packed on Magazine Street. Their burgers are literally "smashed" before being seared. The NOLA burger is topped with fried green tomatoes and creole mustard, and it's worth a try before you get all no sir, don't like it.

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1. Barcadia New Orleans

601 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-0000
Nick Hufft, of Baton Rouge based burger food truck Curbside, actually creates the specialty burgers at Barcadia which range from classic (ie. normal), to cray (a burger topped with french onion soup), to crunk (a Big Freedia special which looks like a patty topped w a potato sticks weave, Cuban Sofrito and an over easy egg.). All patties are house ground and they got truffle fries, y'all.
601 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130-0000

2. Root

200 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Chef Philip Lopez made a mean burger during his time at Rambla, so his restaurant Root is no exception when it comes to creative burgers, and at reasonable lunchtime prices. Try the “BBB” or Big Black Burger with Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Benton’s Bacon, a black brioche bun, and bitter arugula: 13
200 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Toups Meatery

Carrollton, New Orleans, La 70119
Isaac Toups is known for his amazing charcuterie, cracklins, and basically all things pork. So when it comes to a kick ass burger, Toups' Meatery lunchtime offering is a must try blend of pork and beef with pickled squash, cheddar, bacon, and herbed aioli on a sesame seed bun. Plus, the housemade chips are delicious.
Carrollton
New Orleans, La 70119

4. Tivoli and Lee

New Orleans, LA 70130
At the newly opened Tivoli & Lee in the Hotel Modern, Chef Mike Nirenberg has created a must-try burger with Two Run Farms Lamb, a fried duck egg, and mint aioli on a sesame seed bun. An assortment of delicious and innovative cocktails from Kimberly Patton Bragg and Steve Yamada (one of the founding members of The Pop Shop) will help wash 'er down.

5. Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar

2200 Magazine st., New Orleans, LA 70130
Holy Cow. The newly opened burger joint on the edge of the LGD and Irish Channel features an epic Kobe Beef burger with Thomasville Tomme cow's milk cheese, Abita Root Beer caramelized onions, sautéed shrooms, house made praline bacon, sun-dried tomato aioli, arugula, and tomato on a Hawaiian sweet bun. Charcoals also has venison, bison, salmon, and veggie burgers and then some.
2200 Magazine st.
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Saint Lawrence Nola

219 N Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130
St. Lawrence in the French Quarter (near Coyote Ugly, it's true) is home to a Turducken burger, featuring turkey/duck/chicken smothered in apple remoulade and topped with duck cracklins, and fully dressed. Chef Caleb Cook also does a hefty beef burger too, and the brioche buns come from Wildflour Bakery.
219 N Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Foodie Call

New Orleans, LA 70115
The Vendy-Award winning food truck has been known to create a monstrous cheeseburger, including their brunch version which features fried egg, bacon, caramelized onion, cheddar, house ketchup & pickles.

8. Coquette

2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Coquette doesn't seem like the type of place that would do a burger, and for a while they weren't, but Chef Michael Stoltzfus recently brought back a killer version for lunch which features a house ground Two Run Farms sirloin, Hook's cheddar and bacon on a housemade bun, served with fries.
2800 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. SoBou

310 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
The bubbly street-food restaurant from the Commander's Palace team has a pan seared Hudson Valley foie gras burger topped with a sunny side up yard egg, duck bacon & foie gras mayo on caramelized onion brioche, and it's served with pork cracklin’ & a mini Abita root beer and foie gras ice cream float. For those putting off the impending gout, SoBou also has a smaller 1/4 lb. burger with no foie involved.
310 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Smashburger

3300 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115
The Denver based Smashburger chain ventured down to New Orleans last year, and the not-quite-fast-food joint is consistently packed on Magazine Street. Their burgers are literally "smashed" before being seared. The NOLA burger is topped with fried green tomatoes and creole mustard, and it's worth a try before you get all no sir, don't like it.
3300 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

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