Inside Scoop SF: A Taste of Memphis from the Soul Burger to Hogfish Snapper

September 2014

...but it was a dive bar that captured my attention. After having one dinner we ended up at Earnestine’s and Hazel’s, where I was told to have the Soul Burger (I think it was around $5; nothing was itemized). The place used to be a brothel and it looks like it was boarded up for about two decades and reopened as is. It has a well-used  juke box, which encourages people to dance, and a griddle that turns out a burger that makes it worth the visit. I’m told the meat gets its distinct flavor from being fried in a little dill pickle juice, a flavor that permeates the well-browned patty. It’s served on a toasted bun with bright yellow American cheese.

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A taste of Memphis from the Soul Burger to Hogfish Snapper