Atlanta Burger Wars 2016

The ultimate food fight, the 2016 Atlanta Burger Wars, was a huge success, thanks to the talented and creative chefs and volunteers of the event, as well as the rockin’ musicians and other performers. All proceeds of the event benefited the Kensley Grace Foundation and McDonough Arts.

Another big thanks goes to Moye’s Pharmacy and Thompson’s Market for being the official “burger pit crew” of the event, by providing competitors foil, gloves, condiments, and fresh produce so they wouldn’t have to leave the event in case they forgot something.  Creativity was swirling around the event—along with the smoky, meaty and cheesy smells—with one-of- a-kind burger combinations at every turn.  Who’d have thought to put pimento cheese, crispy bacon and raspberry preserves together on a burger? Thank goodness Grand Gourmet did, as it was an explosion of flavors which complemented each other perfectly.  And who can forget O.B. BBQ’s Blue Burger with a fried pickle and perfectly smoked bacon and tangy caramel onions on top, or PJ’s macaroni-and- cheese-topped burger? Not only can they make great barbecue, but mouth-watering burgers as well.
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Geranium Jam | May 21

Geranium Jam Concert event, fun crowd

Jam with us on May 21st from 6 – 10pm at the 2016 Geranium Jam JailHouse Beach Party Outdoor Concert!  This year’s band lineup will be …

WHO:
A1A Let’s Get Tropical
(a Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band)
McDonough Rhythm Section
Georgia Flood

WHAT: 
This outdoor concert is held following the annual Geranium Festival in McDonough, GA, and is an event not to be missed!  You are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, coolers etc.  Food vendors will be on-site for your convenience, or you’re welcome to grab a bite from the Geranium Festival merchants or downtown restaurants before coming to the concert.

WHERE:
The concert will be held at 55 Harkins Street, in historic downtown McDonough.  

TICKETS:
$20 Early Bird special – general admission
$30 Day of Event – general admission
$130 – VIP Table of 8 (includes general admission for 8) **First come first serve!

Purchase tickets online!

The 2016 Geranium Jam JailHouse Beach Party will serve as a fundraiser for several special causes.

McDonough Main Street Program: The McDonough Main Street Program would like to bring some life to downtown McDonough by adding a wall mural, decorative banners and other artistic elements.
New Year’s Eve Geranium Drop: This year will mark the 6th anniversary of the Geranium Drop held in downtown. McDonough Hospitality & Tourism would like to make the event bigger and more exciting than the previous years to give visitors a great experience in the City of McDonough.

OB's BBQ Pitmasters

You’ll smell the smoky goodness of barbecue long before pulling into OB’s parking lot—and your mouth will be watering before you walk through the restaurant’s doors. Voted as the #1 best barbecue restaurant in the southeast, OB’s BBQ certainly lives up to that title.

Owned by the Duncan family for more than 20 years, they have continued with the original family recipes that have kept customers coming back for more. Smoking all the meats overnight for at least 13 hours in the smoker in the back of the restaurant, Mr. Willie Glenn has been feeding the people of McDonough since 1997. His smoky, tender, fall-apart barbecued pulled pork, brisket, and the memphis-style, or baby-back ribs where the meat falls off the bone is well-worth a visit no matter where you live in the state of Georgia.
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50s diner in McDonough GA

From the vibrant 50s diner decor—complete with checkered floors and bright red walls—to hearing Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly on the old jukebox, customers of KirbyG’s on the square will feel as though they’ve been transported to another era while eating what are arguably the best burgers in Georgia.

Homemade pimento cheese

Homemade Chips and Pimento Cheese

Their burgers have been ranked among the top 50 best burgers at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas since 2013, which is when the “Old Blue Eyes Black and Blue Burger” was named the 27th best burger in the world. And it’s easy to see why, with the burger’s hand-formed patty, spicy mayo, smoky bacon, and creamy texture from the melted monterey jack and blue cheeses.


KirbyG’s takes their competitions and their food seriously. The managers and “pit crew” have been trained in Nashville on how to be burger judges in order to help them create the perfect, award winning burgers. The diner even offers weekly “Taste Test Tuesdays” for outside-the-box burger flavor combinations, including a burger that uses two Krispy Kreme doughnuts for hamburger buns.
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Geranium Festival | May 21

Geranium Festival

The 39th Annual Geranium Festival will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  
Enjoy live music, festival food, lots of shopping and entertainment for the whole family in downtown McDonough, GA!

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