RE: Memphis Burgers
Huey's! I was in Memphis in July (similar to Paris in Springtime I think...) and ate a great burger at Huey's downtown. It was a few blocks away from the Peabody (north and a little west I think). I was with my daughter and 2 friends, and their YOKE youth leader (YOKE is a Christian-based youth ministry to middle schoolers in East Tennessee), and we were surprising one of the girls other YOKE leaders who was returning from 6 months in Europe on a foreign study program. We waited at the airport with balloons and welcome home sign and we shocked her pretty good! The next day, she took us around Memphis (Beale St., Peabody, Schwab's General Store, Mud Island...AND HUEY's!
Everyone enjoyed writing on the walls and shooting toothpicks into the ceiling. Yes, it is allowed, and perhaps expected at Huey's. There are a few thousand toothpicks stuck in the ceiling tiles overhead...is that redundant? They give you a bowl full of straws and toothpicks. I was 2 for 4...50% success rate. Our Memphian friend was 2 for 2...gotta give her props! Our younger companions were not so effective. My daughter sent one onto a plate at the neighboring table...another one of our crew launched her toothpick on a high arch which ended up plunging into a carafe of iced tea at the SAME neighboring table. Our neighbors just laughed...which I was glad for since one of them looked like he just changed his biker clothes for a more civilized look...but the shaved head, giant mustache, pierced ears, all made me uncomfortable in case he was offended. I was the only guy at our table so as a southern gentleman, I figured it would be my duty to defend my table...ok, so I exaggerated, he only had one pierced ear!
So Huey's is fun, and the food is great. My daughter said it was the best burger she ever had...I would say one of the 5 best. I didn't order onion rings, but I got to try one and they were huge and very good. Stop by with an appetite, and enjoy the fun!