There’s a little grassroots campaign under way to bring Whataburger to Memphis. When I heard about it, I thought, “Just one more place to drive past on my way to Tops.” Cheeseburger combo, mustard no mayo, root beer. Every single time.
First time trying Sweden Kream — I’d heard great things about their burgers, but I’m just never in that part of town. We got the cheeseburger, wings and two Hawaiian shave ices for about $11. The menu is big, but everything is made to order.
Wings had a smoky flavor and all the burger hype was totally warranted. Between here, Dixie Queen and Tops there’s no reason to get a burger from a fast-food chain. Next time I think I’ll try a shake.
This is an Epic Burger on a whole wheat bun with fried egg, grilled onions, bacon and cheese. It lived up to the “epic” moniker — as did the hand-cut fries and vanilla shake (not pictured).
Service at the counter was friendly and we got through the line quickly.
The Chicago chain features only fresh, natural ingredients and all the burgers (plus the turkey burger, portabella and chicken breast sandwiches) are made to order. Of course they take a little longer than at a fast-food place, but they are worth the wait. And the burgers are large for the cost and quality.
There are six locations: the one we dined at was next to a Bentley dealership. Whoa.
40 East Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a photo of my cat with a Five Guys cheeseburger.
On my most recent visit (late July) I learned that burgers are trendy in NOLA right now. This spot, Tru Burger, opened on Oak Street in June to a lot of hype. The beef is ground in-house and the patties are hand-formed and served on Leidenheimer buns.
I scrapped the standard accoutrements (lettuce, tomato etc) in favor of a fried egg, bacon and avocado. That turned out to be more than the bun could handle. It was one of those burgers that you have to hold for the entire duration of your meal, because if you put it down it’ll just fall apart.
But it was damn tasty. And so were the fries.
Mushroom burger from Balewa’s Vegan Gourmet in Memphis, TN
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This is the Mediterranean burger (and pasta salad)from one of my favorite NOLA restaurants, Angeli on Decatur. It’s my go-to lunch spot after a day of shopping in the Quarter.
Hut’s Favorite burger from Hut’s Hamburgers in Austin, TX
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The Anaconda @ The Factory on Granville. A BLT & a cheeseburger between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Currently eating.
Watson burger and sweet potato fries, from Scotty P’s, Allen (DFW) TX. Cool story: this burger is called something different at every location. It’s named after the first mayor of the town (real mayors, not Foursquare mayors)
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Smashburger and rosemary fries from (you guessed it) Smashburger in Burleson TX
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Look at the perfectly melted cheese! Amazing.