Champy’s – Chattanooga, Tennessee

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We were driving through Chattanooga (mostly to visit Moonpie’s HQ) when Champy’s popped up. The rustic shack look of the restaurant had me in the mood before I had even ordered one thing. I was super excited to find out that Hot Tamales were on the menu, something that my wife Marcela and I came […]

Valento’s Pizza & Hoagies – Naples, Florida

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As my fried John and I driving to Pastrami Dan’s we see a rather large advert about Pizza Slice & a drink which hooks both he and I. After shoveling a couple of Pastrami Sandwiches we head over to Valento’s. I’m just hoping that they have a have a half decent slice. The night before […]

Dovie’s – Tompkinsville, Kentucky

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I’m in Lexington, Kentucky when I text George Motz (author of Hamburger America) about a restaurant I had just eaten at. He responds that I’m not too far from Dovie’s and that I absolutely must hit it up. Dovie’s is in Tompkinsville, Kentucky and opened its doors in 1940. The restaurant was named after the […]

Druther’s Restaurant – Campbellsville, Kentucky

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I had reached out through Facebook to the Druther’s in Campbellsville, Kentucky when I found out about its existence. I didn’t even know that there were any still around. Druther’s started out as Burger Queen in Louisville, Kentucky. The first location opened in 1963. By 1981 they had changed their name to Druther’s (a play […]

Chris’ Famous Hot Dogs – Montgomery, Alabama

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Chris’ Hot Dogs (Montgomery, Alabama) – Chris’ Hot Dogs has been around since 1917. I ordered the Fries & Onion Rings (pretty standard stuff) along with a Hot Dog (Mustard, Onion, Kraut & Chris’ Famous Chili Sauce) and a Cheese Burger (Fresh Beef Patty topped w/Mustard, Catsup, Onion & Chris’ Chili Sauce).

Blue Door Smokehouse – Lexington, Kentucky

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I’m a bit ferklempt right now. When my wife Marcela, my bud John and I walked into Blue Door Smokehouse we had no idea what we were in for. Blue Door is a central Texas chop-house/chop-shop style BBQ joint that serves everything on trays with butcher paper. They’ve got a good 5 or 6 homemade […]

A&W Burgers Chicken Floats – Lexington, Kentucky

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After having just visited the A&W Corporate Headquarters and heard about the new concept stores in Lexington, Kentucky we were pumped to try the food. I need to be straight up with you guys, I’m not a fan of Root Beer. I figured I’d give it a shot since it’s made daily at these A&W locations. The […]

A&W Corporate Headquarters – Lexington, Kentucky

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In early 2016, my bud Rev connected me with Liz Bazner (A&W’s Digital Manager) when I was in midst of prepping for the opening of my Burger Museum (now open in Miami, Florida). One of our email conversations included an open invitation to A&W HQ if I was ever in the area. Now, A&W Corporate Headquarters is located […]

Boyce General Store – Alvaton, Kentucky

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Our most recent road trip lasted 12 days where we drove from South Florida through Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio and then Tennessee & Georgia on our way home. When trying to pick out favorite moments from our trip I’d be hard pressed to say that my visit to Boyce General Store was my favorite stop but […]

Vicki’s Lunch Van – Montgomery, Alabama

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I remember reading some blurb about Vicki’s Lunch Van a few years back, about how it was Alabama’s Best Burger. When someone affixes a title like that on a restaurant it sets a level of expectation that sometimes can not be met. I was interested to see if it was legit. Vicki’s was originally a […]

Burger Beast Road Trip – April 2017

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This year’s road trip is going to take me to Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee & Georgia. Below is a Google Map with all the spots I plan to hit up so feel free to leave any suggestions I’m missing out on in the comments section. Follow me on Social Media (Instagram, Facebook […]

VooDoo Dog – Tallahassee, Florida

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On our first night in Tallahassee we went straight to Voodoo Dog after dropping off our bags at the Air BnB home. Last year I had wanted to stop here but it was way too busy, looks like second time is the charm. My wife Marcela doing the best to be the anti-Burger Beast chose an […]