Friday, March 18, 2016

Nashville Nosh: Burger Up

A few months ago, my mom and I went to Nashville to see one of our favorite authors, Deborah Harkness, speak at the Nashville Public Library.

(Seriously, she's a badass - she's a tenured professor of early modern Europe and science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, a wine blogger, a best-selling author of some amazing books, AND a super nice person!)

Before the talk, we stopped at Parnassus Books to get some books for her to sign and to get our line tickets, and then we decided we should get some food. Luckily, the people at Parnassus directed us to Burger Up, in the adorable and trendy 12 South neighborhood.

Burger Up's menu looks pretty standard at first glance. Lots of fried things, lots of burgers, fries...but then you look at the insane quality and ingredients on those basics.

We ordered some fried mushrooms (with spicy lemon lime remoulade) and I ordered the woodstock - Benton's bacon, Tennessee sweetwater cheddar, Jack Daniels maple ketchup. No boring burger here!

My mom got the class - and yeah, no fancy names or jack daniels ketchup, but still so good, and great quality.

But first, let's talk about these mushrooms.

I have never, in my entire 31 years of eating fried mushrooms (no joke, I'm pretty sure instead of a pacifier my parents just stuck a fried mushroom in my mouth as a baby) eaten fried mushrooms that were this good. 

We ordered two orders worth. 

No shame.

Here is my burger.

And a close up shot. Oh my.

(Before our second order of mushrooms came out...)

They also have super fancy and delicious ketchup. The Jack Daniels ketchup on my burger was great, and this was great, but that lemon lime remoulade was where it was at.

In addition, it's a really cute space. 

The service was great, the prices are really reasonable, and the food was insane. Plus, a table with kids sat next to us, and the kids menus are in books! How fun is that?

We had a great time in Nashville, and will definitely be back to eat (multiple) orders of those fried mushrooms soon!

1 comment:

  1. Wasn't that a wonderful day? Oh, and yes, the mushrooms! Who told you about using a mushroom as a pacifier? I tried to keep it a secret! LOL! The burgers were great too, but oh yes, the mushrooms. We've got to go get more!