Well, I sure waited too long to get to this place! I almost got there last year – got to the door. Then my friend just wasn’t up for it. But it felt so good to me, just standing at the door, that I spent the intervening year occasionally trying to persuade friends to head out that way. I sure should have pushed harder!
So, Terry’s Turf Club, way out on Eastern Avenue in Linwood, nearly under the Beechmont Levee, is a burger place. If you’re not there when the door opens at 4 p m, you’ll be waiting 45 minutes or so. So just do it. Get a drink, or take a walk, or clean up your Blackberry. Or actually have a conversation. Whatever. I guarantee it will be worth it!
The outside looks like a cheap bar in the Florida Keys – and it has nearly as many signs inside as the American Sign Museum (which is moving from Walnut Hills to Camp Washington sometime soon, by the way). We took a walk, checking out the ‘hood and catching up with each other.
They don’t have a veggie burger – but they have a portobello mushroom burger. And great fries. And wonderful inventive creative fun toppings. I know it sounds like I’m raving – but they live up to it! Everyone is calm, nice, friendly, helpful. It just feels good. The burgers made with meat are cooked to order, and it takes a while ’cause the place is really packed. Just eat the peanuts and throw the shells on the floor (that reminds me of the old La Normandie) which you’re waiting. And check out the specialty drinks. And when your burger, as high as any sandwich Dagwood made, comes out with sauces and stuff everywhere – just ask them for a knife to cut it with.
This was very enjoyable. They could fix up the airconditioning. That’s the only thing not over-the-top good.