Friday, February 7, 2014

Memphis Nosh: The Green Beetle

Last night my roommate and I went downtown, to The Green Beetle, to play trivia with some of the members of his kickball team.

We didn't do great at trivia (although I really like this trivia - we usually play at Young Avenue Deli, and it's fine, but Kevin Cerrito's trivia is great), partially because, being born in 1985, I was the oldest person on our team and it was 90's trivia.* But we did get all the names of the main characters of American Pie - the product of a misspent youth, clearly.

I did, however, succeed at ordering something fantastic.

The Beetle Burger.

*Well hello. 

The Beetle Burger is a 1/2 pound burger served on either toasted sourdough (what I got) or a honey wheat cranberry bun, and comes with steak fries, for $9.50. I added cheddar cheese ($1), and asked for pickles and onions only, with the burger cooked medium well. 

Holy shit. 

It came out and is MASSIVE. The fries have seasoned salt on them, and are some of the best steak fries I've ever had. 

But that burger. 

I'm gonna have dreams about that burger. 

It was amazing. 

I usually put a little mustard on my burgers, but even cooked medium well (I'm an inconsistent burger temp girl - sometimes I go medium, sometimes medium well, and if I'm someplace really sketchy, super well done) it was the juiciest burger I've ever had. And the bread was like toasted buttery pillows surrounding a giant delicious slice of happiness. 

I may have kind of dirty dreams about this burger now that I talk about it more. 

Oh my. 

Our waitress was also great, and the bar is tiny, but cute and super clean. It's on the corner of Main and Vance, and parking was super easy. It looks like they have some great happy hour specials, and their fire sale beers were really good. I had an ice cold PBR, but I'm just classy like that. And it's been around since 1939, according to their website. 

I can't wait to go back!

*In other news, I am unbelievably old.

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