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Carolina burger

I had lunch today with my brother at Jim’s Grill in Boonville, North Carolina. He ordered a Carolina Burger. The waitress didn’t know what that is, so he defined it for her. A Carolina Burger is a hamburger dressed like a hot dog — slaw, onions, hot dog chili, and mustard. The more usual hamburger treatment in these parts would be lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and onion.

Jim’s Grill is an old roadside cafe that has been in business at least since the 1950s. Back then, it was a hot spot for teenagers. These days you’ll see no young people. The parking lot was full today with old people who had come for lunch.


  1. Jo wrote:

    Having married into a Boonville family, am well aware of Jim’s Grill. Love the place.

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:35 pm | Permalink
  2. Dan wrote:

    Looks tasty, nice and greasy

    Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 9:22 am | Permalink
  3. Jo wrote:

    Dan, that’s what makes ’em so good.

    Monday, March 20, 2017 at 12:07 pm | Permalink
  4. Dan wrote:

    Oh yes, I’ve rather have a skillet-seared burger than a grilled one, just my taste.

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:27 am | Permalink

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