Happy National Hamburger Day – Enjoying Mine At Back Yard Burgers

Classic Back Yard Burger w/ Seasoned Fries

Today is National Hamburger Day. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, hamburgers are the most popular food on the grill with steak being a close second place. So it’s no wonder that hamburgers get their own national holiday. I’m not actually sure who came up with the holiday, but many restaurants are celebrating this day through various advertisements and news sources. Particularly, Back Yard Burgers is celebrating this day by offering the first 100 …

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Nashville’s Burger Up In Some Aspects, Burger Down In Others

Black & Blue Burger w/ Benton's Bacon

In the recent weeks, I’ve started hearing a lot about a hamburger restaurant called Burger Up located in 12th Avenue South area of Nashville. Words like “upscale” and “fancy” usually accompanied the description I heard from others. To most, that phrase might seem strange when describing a hamburger restaurant but not to me… late last fall I got the opportunity to dine at one of the true gourmet burger joints called Flip Burger Boutique. …

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Good Food, Music, & Atmosphere At Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville In Nashville

Cheeseburger in Paradise

After months of hearing about it last year, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville finally opened its doors in Nashville in November 2010. I’ve heard many things about Margaritaville but never experienced for myself. I finally got that chance last Tuesday before the Nashville Predators hockey game.

Located on the corner of 4th Ave and Broadway, this new casual, island-themed restaurant chain easily blends in with the rest of the array of neon lit signs down the …

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Gus’s Good Times Deli Takes Me Back To Those College Days

Bacon Cheeseburger

This past Saturday I visited the city of Knoxville (home to the Tennessee Volunteers) for the annual football rivalry with my alma mater, the University of Kentucky. Although I went home disgruntled over another year notch on our now 26-year losing streak to the Vols, I will say that one of the few good experiences in Knoxville was a visit to Gus’s Good Times Deli on campus (as recommended by my friend Marty, a …

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