Sometimes you run across a place that’s so wild, so wacky, and so tacky that you just have to try it. The newest restaurant to hit St. Louis is Hamburger Mary's, a place known for its bold décor, big burgers (hello, one pound “Proud Mary”), and open-minded atmosphere.
Originally opened in 1972 in the SoMa district of San Francisco as a burger and beer joint, Hamburger Mary’s currently has twelve locations across the US including one of its newest locations in the heart of Midtown Alley.
Stessie and I headed to Hamburger Mary’s on a steamy St. Louis Friday night, ready for a good dinner and cold drinks. What we weren’t ready for was the flamboyant, fun, and family friendly (believe it or not!) atmosphere.
|Stessie and I with our Fuzzy Tea Bags|
There aren’t many places where you can get dinner, drinks, and a drag show, but Hamburger Mary’s has all three. I opted for the St. Louis Blues Burger (naturally) with a side of the Tasty Ta-Ta’s (tater tots for the uninitiated) and both were fabulous. Think this is just a run of the mill greasy spoon? Think again. Hamburger Mary’s offers a variety of meats to choose from including Natural Angus Beef (from humanely treated cattle), Kobe/Waygu Beef (my favorite), homemade Blackbean, and Ahi tuna. As Mary would say, that’s “Hot and juicy, honey!” You have to wash all of that meat and tasty ta-ta’s down with something, so Stessie and I opted for the Fuzzy Tea Bag - a delicious blend of Carolina Sweet Tea vodka, peach schnapps, and pink lemonade.
Since its humble beginnings in San Francisco, Hamburger Mary’s has been a proud supporter of the LGBT community and continues to welcome patrons of all backgrounds – kids, families, and drag queens alike.
Just another night out with Stessie and of course I was pulled up on stage for TV trivia.
Of course I was.
|Mary's "Drag Queen Diva's" put on a show in true Facts of Life style.|
Come one, come all, just be ready to “Eat, Drink, and be…Mary!”