Andrea Tobias Special at the Tribune
The Barcelona Burger & Beer Garden, which has a location in Mooresville, will open a restaurant in Winston-Salem.
The restaurant is slated to open in August in the Innovation District’s Bailey South project at the corner of Patterson Avenue and Fourth Street. The address is 450 N. Patterson Ave., Unit 100, Winston-Salem.
The Barcelona Burger & Beer Garden serves the best cheeseburger in North Carolina, according to MSN.com. “The Barcelona Classic keeps it simple with a thin charred beef patty, American cheese, salad, pickles, homemade sauce and a warm, fluffy bun,” MSN.com wrote. Sides include macaroni and cheese, roasted vegetables and classic fries, sweet potatoes or truffles.
The new restaurant will seat 150 diners, with additional patio seating. Guests can see their meals being prepared in the open kitchen. Meals will also be available to take away.
The burgers are made with premium fresh Angus beef, without additives, seasoned with The Barcelona’s blend of sea salt and natural spices. The veggie burger blends black beans, quinoa and nuts topped with cheese, onion, lettuce, roasted tomato and house sauce on a whole wheat bun.
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Other starters include rotisserie chicken available quarter, half or whole. A popular side dish is Kale-Berry Salad with strawberries, blueberries, sunflower seeds, and pineapple dressing. Try homemade cannoli or Italian gelato for dessert, and look for regional beers on tap.
The first Barcelona Burger opened in 2017 at the Merino Mill on Main Street in Mooresville. Previously, The Barcelona Burger won The Mooresville Citizen Readers’ Normy Award for serving the area’s best burger, and The Charlotte Observer also picked the classic as one of its favorites.
Why this name? “Barcelona is my favorite city – full of life, happiness and good food,” said owner Michal Bay. “I chose Barcelona because of all the good memories. You wouldn’t necessarily associate the city with good burgers, but I’ve eaten a lot with friends.
Bay is known for his community involvement. The Barcelona Burger and its sister restaurant in Mooresville, Alino Pizzeria, recently donated more than $71,000 to World Central Kitchen to help provide meals for Ukrainian refugees fleeing war. The Barcelona Burger honored the heroes of COVID-19 last year by providing free meals to nearly 2,000 healthcare workers, teachers, child care workers and others.