Cheesy Westerns

There is a burger joint in Roanoke, Virginia called the Texas Tavern. My grandpa used to go there as a boy and get burgers for 5 cents a piece! I keep waiting for this place to be on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives. It’s tiny, they only have 10 bar stools in front of a large silver counter that I’m pretty sure is the original thing. They serve greasy, simple food, and call ketchup sissy sauce! But it is an experience. On a particular visit with my siblings, one of the old guys working the grill had us cracking up. Between the thick southern drawl and toothlessness,¬†you could barely understand the guy!

I always order a cheesy western when I eat at Roanoke’s Millionaire’s Club (it says that on their sign & my grandpa repeats it…I don’t get it). It’s a cheeseburger with a fried egg on top! Why haven’t I thought of this before?! Try it. I promise you will be pleasantly surprised!

Matt & I visited while I was pregnant with Ada, May 2009.

Cheesy Westerns Recipe:

Servings: 4

4 sandwich rolls or burger buns, sliced & toasted

4 burger patties

4 slices cheddar cheese

4 eggs

Grill burgers on barbecue or grill until desired done-ness, as seen here . Top with cheese and continue cooking until melted.

While the burgers are on the grill, fry up your eggs. I like mine flipped over and almost cooked through.

Matt likes his pretty runny.

Top with condiments of choice (Texas Tavern does onions and pickles I think), I prefer Miracle Whip & ketchup!

And, when you say Cheeeeeeeeesy Western, you have to say it like this:

Lazy Eye (Fivel Goes West)



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