Burger Team Teams Up at Zinnie’s

If the first thing you say when you read the post is, “Where in the world has Eat Local Memphis been? (hopefully asked in the tune of the Carmen San Diego song),” then I want to explain:

  1. I have not secretly started an Eat Chain Memphis blog and campaign.
  2. I am also not dead.
  3. In the spring, in addition to working, I also coach a lacrosse team, and that cuts into my blogging/calling mom/doing anything other than work and coach time.
  4. I’ve had a couple of posts floating around in draft form but just not finished
  5. I am back

Now that is over with, I want to share about a meal I had a couple weeks ago. If (as I imagine you might) you like to read locally oriented food blogs, you might be familiar with Seth’s Best Memphis Burger and Tiffany’s Tiffany Tastes. So, I reached out to them to share one of my favorite burger lunches in Memphis. A few days later, I sat down at the original (and now only) Zinnie’s with Seth, Tiffany, and another local burger enthusiast, Katie.

This is it.

Cheeseburger (med-rare) with fries and greens. The burger is delicious, full of flavor, the bun is toasted just right, and more importantly the greens are some of the best in the city and are the perfect accompaniment to this cheeseburger lunch. When I step in to Zinnie’s, I imagine it is just the same as it was 30 years ago. Talk about a place that is full of (blurry) history. I love it. It has always been pretty much my favorite bar in the city. Not because of anything fancy, but because it was always where all my people were.

Take a chance on Zinnie’s for lunch. Their cook is a lovely lady that can really make a southern plate. They have more than burgers, and I can vouch for the daily specials being great, especially the meatloaf. But, for the first time? Just get the burger, fries, and greens. They won’t disappoint. See you there!

-Thomas

You want to go to there:

Zinnie’s
1688 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Zinnie's on Urbanspoon

3 thoughts on “Burger Team Teams Up at Zinnie’s”

  1. I’m a 22 year, albeit transplanted, Memphian. Oddly enough, post retirement, I find myself spending more time in South Jersey where I grew up rather than my adopted hometown by the Mississippi.

    Having said that, I really do miss the food at Zinnie’s. Only in the true South could a person expect to have a side of greens with an outstanding cheeseburger.

    I understand how life gets in the way of blogging sometimes, but I really enjoy reading yours.

    I’ll have to look into Tiffany’s.

    Best wishes and keep up the good work.

    AirTrafficMike, ret.

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