I am stunned that Chris Davis hasn't been to the Butcher Shop. I thought everybody has been to Friday Burger Lunch on Germantown Road at Agricenter Butcher Shop. I bet your brother's ugly lefthanded stepchild of his 7th marriage has even been there!
To describe the burger: picture Folks Folly quality ground beef (ie good trims from steak), make it thick, and you have the burger.
On Friday lunch, the Butcher Shop is the power lunch locations of power lunches.
One word of warning, go with a friend that has experienced the chaos at Burger Friday at the Butcher Shop. I went as a neophobe diner and I was totally lost in the mass chaos. It is like a buffet, but with everybody grabbing at the same time.
I am a native and I remember the 4 Flames, Anderton's, Mad Max Deli, Justines (and their Submarine restaurant on Summer), Congestoga, Earle's, K's BBQ and Chenault's. It seems that each generation has its core places. When I look back to my teen years in the late 1960's, few places survived till now.
I won't bash people for Molly's comments. Mexican is like Chinese. There is the American Menu and then there is real. Best Mex I ever got was in Kingman AZ and at the late Guale's in Memphis.
As far as BBQ I agree, too many classic must go to restaurants to go to every one. Some will be missed. I put Leonard's as a must go to only because it has been around longer than my dad.
I went to Dyers when it was still near Poplar-Cleveland, My then soon to be wife hated it until she mentioned it to someone and found out it was a chic place to eat, then she loved it. My point is sometimes we (not the food) make places places.
My desire for memphis is good vegan with a quality Black Bean Burger.
I remember Studebaker's in Overton Square. Packrat's since recovery challenge issue with handcuffs, superglue and drugs makes me wonder, was there bad 'ludes being sampled at a party or something.
I consider myself to be a liberal in viewpoint, and I guess this comment may detract from an opinion of my liberal viewpoint. Where do these oddball people that inhabit Memphis and get newsprint hide and who unlocks the door to let them out??? I thought Sweet Willie Wine had gone away years ago.
By Chris McCoy
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