- izzizzi May 22, 2007 06:17 PM
Is The Varsity really that good? I just am in Atlanta for only a few days and don't want to waste a meal at a mediocre fast food spot. What do you think?
No, it's definitely not that good. Don't waste a perfectly good meal opportunity on it -- unless it's nostalgia time in which case I suppose it has its appeal. A certain mystique also surrounds it, but not deservedly so. JMHO of course.
My husband went to college in Atlanta 30 years ago and is all I heard about for years was the chili dog and a large orange-I think it is more nostalgia than good food. We did eat there 23 years ago and as you can tell, have not been back in 23 years
I think I might need to start a Varsity support group. "Hi, my name's Joy and I actually like the Varsity." [group] "Hi Joy."
It's a mediocre fast food spot for sure...and it will give you heartburn and a plethora of other gastrointestinal experiences, but the fried peach pie is a wonderful guilty pleasure. And the onion rings...oh, the onion rings.
My vote: have a light lunch elsewhere, go to the big V in the afternoon with a friend, hear them yell "what'llyahave, what'llyahave?!" split a pie/rings/frost, and pop a TUMS.
Count me in your group Joy. It's only a hot dog stand, so I don't know what people expect. Perhaps if I lived in Atlanta I wouldn't like it as much, but whenever I get to visit, a slaw-dog, onion rings and fried peach pie are a given. It's been a few years, I HOPE they still give away the paper hats.
It's not like that will spoil my appetite : )