There are going to be times when I’ll want to talk about something I ate that doesn’t appear on any list. This is one such time.
Shannon, in her card to me, mentioned two of her favorite burgers were the Bluff City and West Coast burger. Before this trip to Huey’s, we ate at the Midtown location with a friend and I got the Bluff City burger. It definitely wasn’t my favorite burger I’ve had from Huey’s. This time I was intent on giving the West Coast burger a spin.
Huey’s Poplar is the 4th Huey’s location I’ve been to, and it’s a lovely place! Very busy during dinner, for sure. We were seated after a small wait, and ordered drinks. I had been craving Ghost River beer since I’ve been back in Memphis, and thankfully Huey’s has it on tap, so a pint was the go for me.
As an appetizer, I decided to order Mozzarella Sticks. I’ve never eaten them before and they sounded cheesy which always appeals to me. In my mind I was thinking a breadstick that was covered in cheese… how wrong I turned out to be. Now for those who have already had these, this is no surprise, but essentially they’re breaded and deep-fried string-cheese! What a revelation! Such cheesy deliciousness had never before touched my lips, and I was converted. I actually preferred it without the dipping sauce.
Then came the main event, the West Coast burger. A whole-wheat bun and guacamole were the key difference makers in this burger. What possible difference could they make? Oh, quite a lot, actually. There was actual flavor in the bun, a sort of yeasty/grainy sweetness that you miss in typical white buns. The texture of the bun made the burger much more interesting too, with a little bit of chewiness. The guacamole didn’t do much in terms of flavor (there wasn’t very much on there at all), but it did add a creaminess that I really appreciated.
The West Coast burger is a very fine burger indeed. However, what I didn’t realise while eating was that my wife had ordered one of the most delicious burgers I have ever tasted in my life. She had ordered the Texas Toast Burger, and after giving her a bite of mine, she gave me half of hers (she’s so lovely like that!). I was floored, and I almost regretted my choice of the West Coast burger. Next time I’m DEFINITELY getting a Texas Toast burger for myself.
Just to throw a little organization into this disorganized eats post, here is my mini-ranking of the burgers I’ve eaten at Huey’s.
- Texas Toast Burger
- Blues 57 Burger
- West Coast Burger
- World Famous Huey Burger
- Señor Huey
- Bluff City Burger
Let’s be clear, I would eat ANY of these burgers, any day of the week. There are just some I prefer more than others
There will be a Texas Toast Burger review once I return from New Zealand.