Visit This Indiana City to Sample One of the Best Burgers in the Midwest
How far would you be willing to drive to eat a delicious cheeseburger? The way I see it, there are two ways to think about that question (and the answer). In one scenario, you're traveling to a restaurant you've been to before to eat a burger that you already know is delicious - there is very little risk in that case. In another scenario, you're taking a road trip to a place you've never been before to try a burger based on the recommendation of others - that can be kinda risky.
I figure the folks at AAA know a thing or two about travel, but how much they know about burgers remains to be seen. In a recent article, AAA cited a survey that says "one-third of the respondents said they’d travel more than 40 miles for the perfect burger." They followed that up with a list of the 10 best burgers you can get in the Midwest and South, and one of those burgers can be found right here in Evansville, IN.
When You Want a Burger That Rocks!
The AAA list includes one of Evansville's most popular food trucks Rock-a-Burger as the home of some of the best burgers in the region. Here's what they had to say:
Rock-a-Burger, a seasonal food truck in Evansville, specializes in smash burgers with gourmet twists and homemade sauces. The truck’s 10 signature burgers all start with locally raised beef. Try the Chimi Hendrix: a patty topped with pepper jack cheese, avocado, grilled onions, house-made chimichurri sauce, shredded iceberg lettuce, and tomato on a toasted brioche bun. The Sweet Home Alabama is a crowd favorite. It’s crowned with sharp cheddar cheese, 2 slices of hickory smoked bacon, an onion ring, coleslaw, lettuce, tomato, and homemade Alabama white barbecue sauce with a touch of horseradish. Like most food trucks, it’s always on the go; check Rock-a-Burger’s Facebook page to find out where to score this elevated comfort food from around April through late November.
The next closest burger, according to the AAA list, is in St. Louis, MO. If you want to sample some of the others, you're gonna have to log some serious miles - heading to places like Jackson, MS, Little Rock, AZ, and New Orleans, LA. See the list here, and then start planning your next road trip.