Always one to take a playful approach when it comes to atmosphere, events, menu and diverse cocktail selections, Diesel Filling Station’s owner Justin Haynie has done it once again. Combining Diesel’s longtime pub-grub favorites with southern-style fare and more burger and hotdog options, he has come up with a summer menu that is sure to please.
From classic burgers to six new specialty creations, burger lovers will not be disappointed. New offerings include the Black Eye Burger: Cajun seasoning, blue cheese, bacon and horsey sauce; the Devil Burger: beef patty dipped in wing sauce, blue cheese and bacon; the Burger of the South: pimento cheese, bacon and Coca-Cola ketchup; The Original – Diesel sauce, sautéed onions and American cheese; the Ring of Fire: pimento cheese, Mexi-ranch sauce, an onion ring and jalapeños; and the Ball Park: American cheese, cole slaw and spicy mustard. Of course, poultry and veggie lovers can always substitute a turkey burger or black bean patty for a healthier option.
For locals in-the-know, Diesel also offers an off-menu burger, Just What the Doctor Ordered, named for a doctor that works for the CDC who is a regular customer. Diners simply have to ask their server for this off-the-menu creation and will receive a juicy burger or turkey patty topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon and fresh jalapenos and served with a side.
Meat lovers can also enjoy one of several new hot dog creations added to the spring and summer menu, including the Slaw Dog: a 1/3 lb. hotdog topped with house made slaw; or, for the more adventurous, the Ripper: a 1/3 lb. dog, wrapped in bacon and deep fried. New side options include tater tots, sweet potato tots, onion rings, fresh side salads, and cups of homemade chili. French fries and tater tots are also available as starters and can be topped with cheese, bacon and chili upon request. Also new to the appetizer menu is the stuffed pretzel. Stuffed with jalapenos and cheese and served with Mexi-ranch sauce, this hearty pretzel is the perfect bar munchie or meal starter.
To wash it all down, guests can enjoy cold brews from Diesel’s expansive beer selection, which includes over 20 American beers on tap and 50 in canned form, including craft and high gravity offerings. Those looking for something a little stronger can opt for one of several creative libations from the Diesel cocktail menu, which includes memorable selections like the now famous Diesel Bloody Mary, which was featured in the New York Times.
About Diesel Filling Station:
Conveniently located at 870 North Highland Avenue in the heart of Virginia-Highland, Diesel is in close proximity to Poncey Highlands, Inman Park and Midtown. Inspired by the Virginia-Highlands filling station that once stood in its place, Diesel has a decidedly local flare and offers an expansive high gravity and craft beer selection, a clever cocktail menu and serves reliable comfort food with a twist. Diesel Filling Station is open from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday throughThursday, Friday noon to 3 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. and Sunday noon to midnight. The kitchen is always open until midnight or later. For more information and a full menu and list of events visit http:// www.dieselatlanta.com/ or call 404-815-1820.