Stuffed with Goodness
On the advice of the blog Best Memphis Burger, I decided to give Stuffy's "One Serious Burger Joint" a try. I was kinda prompted to do this after a bartender at my favorite bar, the Flying Saucer, mentioned that she worked there. Upon arriving, I was impressed by the decor of the place, which was really nice. With a guy playing piano in the background, I thought I was in the wrong place, given how unusual it was. However, I was in the mood for a burger and nothing was going to get in the way of that, and Stuffy's delivered.
After looking over the menu, I decided to go with the Stuffy Combo that consists of a 7 oz. burger with cheese, various toppings and a side of fries. The toppings include a variety of mayonnaise flavors such as the popular Lemon Cilantro and Hot Wing & Blue Cheese. I chose Chipotle mayo with Swiss cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms as additional toppings. Maybe it was just luck, but that combination of toppings, combined with the 7 oz. tasty beef patty seasoned in Old Bay and pepper seasonings, was one of best burgers I tasted in awhile. What really stood out was the Chipotle mayo and grilled onions, for they brought forth a flavor that is very unique. The fries, hand-cut and seasoned with Old Bay seasoning, were also delicious and complemented the burger well. Overall, my first experience at Stuffy's was an "A+," which makes me anxious enough to visit again.
Unfortunately, the next visit will not happen soon. According to Best Memphis Burger, Stuffy's has closed and will be moving to Collierville. This is very surprising, for the restaurant had generated a lot of buzz despite being nestled in a residential neighborhood in East Memphis. I hope the restaurant isn't having financial problems and is making the move for strategic reasons. I definitely want to visit Stuffy's again so I can try the Double Stuffy burger that a lot of my friends have raved about. The burger joint also serves Buffalo wings that I want to try despite the mixed reviews I've heard. I look forward to Stuffy's re-opening, which I hope is very soon.
Labels: Burgers, East Memphis, Wings
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