Ann’s Snack Bar is famous. You know that, I know that, and anyone who’s had the Ghetto Burger knows it. Over the past year plus, rumors have inundated our food waves regarding the imminent demise/sale of Ann’s. Now, NBC has picked up on the story. Short but sweet I suppose:
All this Atlanta burger chatter got me thinking: “Maybe it’s time for a diet.” Then, I got a late night request from The Legend (twitter) which brought me to my senses. Yes, maybe just one more day of gluttony (haven’t we all said that?).
You see, The Legend was taking a few people for a little afternoon birthday party at the world famous Ann’s Snack Bar. It’s one of the few well known burger joints across our land that claims to be world famous … and reallyIS. Despite rumors of its demise, brought on by the dominating Miss Ann herself, the Snack Bar is alive and well in East Atlanta.
We all know the legend! Ms. Ann runs a tight ship. She’s gotten love from many of the top food publications, the Wall Street Journal, and now … CNN. Deemed one of Five Tasty Burger Joints Worth A Visit, the buzz continues to grow. I posted a quick hit review last month on the place. The burgers are great, though I wish she did them medium-rare … oh well! Even though the massive mounds of meat are heavily smushed, the grub is still good! Check it out if you haven’t.
My first trip, circa 2003, to Ann’s Snack Shop (internal), was as memorable as it could get. Given the absence of greatAtlantafood blogs at the time, I had no idea what to expect. I sauntered in, plopped myself down at a stool and quickly hunched myself over the bar. Within moments, I was summarily dismissed from my seat by Ann herself. I walked out that day hell bent on returning! Several years later, and with a few extra pounds on me, I find that Ann seems to have simmered down a touch.