A few months ago, I visited a local diner in Chattanooga.
It was crowded, crowded with a few people, and I was not a fan of people sitting down and eating together.
When I walked up to the counter, the waitress asked if I wanted a burger.
It was too late to get one, but I was so hungry I ordered a salad.
Then I asked if the burger was made fresh, and she responded that they did, but that it wasn’t the real deal.
I had no idea what I was looking at.
She said that this was the real thing.
The burger was delicious.
I couldnt help but smile.
So I decided to order one myself.
In hindsight, I realize that my hesitation may have been due to my lack of knowledge about what Chattanooga was actually famous for.
What I found, however, was that my order was actually more impressive than my initial skepticism.
First, there was the fact that it was a great burger.
The beef was seasoned perfectly and the cheese was soft, the lettuce was fresh, the dressing was sweet, and the bun was thick.
Second, it was cooked to perfection.
Third, it had a simple but tasty sauce.
Fourth, the burger itself was well worth the wait.
Fifth, the menu was reasonably priced and it was easy to make a reservation.
And finally, I think it was the best burger I had all year.
There is no way I could have missed this opportunity.
For more local dining in Chattanooga, check out my list of the best new restaurants in town.