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Aug 19, 2013 12:13 PM


Maybe you've missed it. It's out on Friars Point Rd. north of Clarksdale. It always looks closed to me but yesterday, Sunday, there was a dimly lit neon Open sign in the window. As it promotes itself as the "Home of the Famous "Two-Fisted" Burger" and I hadn't had a burger in a while, much less a famous one, and I was hungry, I stopped in.

The burger was normal sized, not really requiring two fists unless you have very small fists. But it wasn't a small burger. And it was okay, nothing all that special, pretty much a run of the mill, old-fashioned, straightforward burger with lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle, mustard and mayo. It was a fairly thin patty so that what you tasted was the whole package rather than mostly the meat. The bun held together well and it did the trick. But there are plenty of better burgers to be found. It and a bottle of water cost $4.70 or something like that, so I'm not complaining.

Next time I want a burger I need to make the drive to Cleveland where they have a very fine one at the Airport Grocery - which you can get with their truly great grilled greenbeans. Or even all the way up to Holly Springs where the burger at Phillips Grocery is a thing of great beauty. Or if late at night and I've been drinking, the Rotel (chopped tomatoes and chilies mixed with melted Velveeta) Burger at Wop's on State St. in Clarksdale has its merits. I have heard that the burger at Abe's is also excellent, but every time I go in there I am distracted by the pulled pork.

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  1. You know, many years ago....maybe 20, I was in Clarksdale on business and one of the locals suggested a 'great' burger joint at Friars Point for lunch. So off we went. I don't remember much about the place other than it was an old building, small, and kinda on the outskirts of town. Don't know if I ever knew the name. Anyway the burgers were as you say, nothing all that special...Just a basic burger...not bad, not great, but filling.
    I wonder if it was the place you visited? ~~ Lots of good memories of traveling/working in the Mississippi Delta.

    1. I sure am enjoying your forays to different places in the Delta. So many new venues that I must try! For something that is completely different you should stop by Bobbo's in Robinsonville. I'm pretty sure that it is the only place in the world to feature fish sticks and pizza rolls on the same menu!

      Also, found out that the Farmers Market in Memphis has a new location in Cordove on Germantown Parkway. It is much swankier and might even have a larger seafood selection! I'm not sure if swanky is a god thing or not, but it is a nice layout.

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      1. re: Clarkafella

        Thanks, good to hear. I'll be moving into my own place in early September or so and then I'll have to get serious about finding good sources for ingredients. Speaking of which, has anyone been to the new farmers market out on Hwy 49 before you get to 61? Supposedly its open three or four days a week and you don't have to get there when it opens to make sure you get anything from it.