Finally!! After what seemed like an eternity, LBOE has finally returned!! What a wonderful day!!
LBOE, which stands for Last Burger On Earth, had a major fire over the summer that caused the Midtown establishment to close its doors and left many wondering if the unique burger joint would ever reopen. I was very concerned myself because I was a frequent patron of LBOE and I love their burgers, but I was told they were going to rebuild.
I got several updates from the LBOE crew about the reconstruction (shoutout to Tommy Shive), but I was really missing one of my favorite places to not only eat but hang out. They have this Beat the Clock deal on Thursdays at 8 the price of pints starts at $1 and increases by 25 cents every 15 mins until 10! This became the official after event for my kickball team each Thursday.
Fast forward some 4-5 months and LBOE is back!! I got the same welcoming vibe when I walked through the door and I was pleasantly surprised that they hadn't gone super crazy on the reconstruction. It pretty much looks the same as before but there are a few subtle differences.
So what about the burgers?
Well, they were as good as always and I still can't eat a whole burger in a single setting. I think this had more to do with me drinking a Gotta Get Up To Get Down from Wiseacre followed by a Fireside from Memphis Made.
I still have not attempted the Fatty Melt and it's two grilled cheese sandwich buns. I enjoyed the Hasseltine a lot. It had plenty of bacon and cheddar cheese. Paired with the beer and Nikki's Cool chips and it was a great dinner.
I'm really glad to see LBOE make its long-awaited return. I've had some great memories there and I want to make many more. They are definitely engrained into the fabric of Memphis and its rare that you'll find someone that doesn't like one of their outstanding burgers. I wish them all the success in the future and I really hope they consider naming a burger after me! Who wouldn't want to eat a Mikeychalupa burger???
If you haven't had a burger from LBOE, where have you been living? Go down to Overton Square and get one ASAP. Tell them Mike from one901 sent you. It might not get you any discount, but hey who knows! It's worth a shot!
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