Burgers with Buck: The Varsity

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It was inevitable. 

You may be thinking, why in the world did it take #BurgersWIthBuck so long to finally make it The Varsity.  It is a legitimate question. 

Let’s face it, the #BWB staff knew we would eventually feature the iconic Atlanta institution, and even we are a bit surprised that it took 102 segments, but the timing is actually perfect.  When Sharon Lawson joined the Good Day Atlanta team, I felt obligated to not only introduce her to the city of Atlanta, but also to Burgers With Buck. 

What better place to do both than The Varsity?

I grew up on Varsity chili, cheese, and slaw dogs, and chili, cheese burgers, but Sharon was not familiar.  Let’s just say, after her very first chili and pimento cheese streak…now she is.  You never forget your first. 

One of the other great things about The Varsity is the classic “What’ll ya have?” greeting and don’t forget the unique lingo when it comes to placing your order.  From naked dogs walking with Strings, or maybe a Bag of Rags, and a PC or an FO, there’s no place quite like The V.  If you need to learn the lingo, or perhaps just need a refresher course, check out this link https://www.thevarsity.com/food/lingo.

On this day we featured the Glorified Burger with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and bacon (no mayo, of course), and a pimento cheese and chili burger. On a side note, the Varsity was the first place, at least that I am familiar with that, to serve Pimento Cheese on a burger.  I remember my mom ordering when I was a kid and I thought it sounded gross. It’s not. In fact, It is now a very popular trend, but the pimento cheese before it was cool.

The food and the atmosphere combine to make The Varsity a popular spot for long time Atlantans, and must do for tourists or people new to the city.  Welcome Sharon!

For more information about The Varsity, including locations, menu and hours of operation, go to their website, https://www.thevarsity.com/.

And, as always, if you have a favorite burger that you would like to see featured on, tell me about it on https://www.facebook.com/BuckFOX5 or https://twitter.com/BuckFOX5, and don't forget to use the hashtag #BurgersWithBuck and/or #BWB.