Limited-edition burger
Credit: George Motz

Two Boroughs Burger, Two Boroughs Larder

(Charleston, South Carolina)

Like Halley's Comet, a Two Boroughs burger is a rare thing of beauty. If you're lucky enough to score one – just 24 are made every Wednesday, and only after 5 p.m. – you will achieve a kind of Motz-ian burger bliss. The main event here, which is cooked in a black-steel pan, is made from two five-ounce patties of local beef, ground with a proprietary spice blend, topped with slices of Nueske's bacon, a drippy Mornay cheese sauce, and an ever-changing special pickle, all on an artisanal benne-seed bun. Once, when Motz brought in about six people and nearly decimated that night's supply, he found his burger topped with a kale-kimchi combo as that night's pickle option. He won't stop talking about it to this day. "The people who make these are burger savants," he says.

Two Boroughs Larder
186 Coming Street, Charleston, SC