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!
Cheesy Westerns Recipe:
4 sandwich rolls or burger buns, sliced & toasted
4 burger patties
4 slices cheddar cheese
Grill burgers on barbecue or grill until desired done-ness. 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: