The story behind the Slugburger dates back to the depression. Seems a local Mississippi butcher tried to stretch his meat by combining beef and pork, plus a filler, containing a few ingredients I’d probably rather not consider. He shaped the meat into a patty, then deep fried it and served the combo on a bun with yellow mustard, onions and pickles. At the time the sandwich sold for a nickel, which carried the nickname– a slug. Thus, the birth of the slugburger still found in Corinth, Mississippi.Continue reading What’s a Slugburger?
A Restaurant Review
Arthur Fonzarelli, aka “The Fonz,” would give two thumbs up and an “Aaaaay!”to the original Cheeburger,Cheeburger in Auburn, Alabama. The joint looks like a throw back to Arnold’s malt shop from the TV show Happy Days. I visited on Auburn University‘s opening football game day and the place was packed.
The atmospheric jive beats to the tune of oldies, food and frivolity: retro fifties to early sixties aluminum chairs with faux turquoise leather upholstery, Formica topped tables, neon lighting and a soda fountain. Tee shirts, college pennants and memorabilia hang upon the walls.Continue reading Fonzie’s Kind of Place: Cheeburger, Cheeburger