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Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,212
Interesting video. Had no idea The Varsity was that busy! What a zoo!


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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,332
    Very cool behind the scenes look. I knew they were busy but I had no idea they had a fried pie assembly line. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • gamasongamason Posts: 358
    An Atlanta institution. Best chili dogs and onion rings there is.

    Snellville,Ga.

    LBGE

    Minimax

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,344
    Yep.  Dining there is a real experience.  I was in Atlanta in 1990 visiting a friend and he took me there because he appreciated the efficiency and the food - particularly the Frozen Orange ("FO") drink.  

    He was particularly intrigued by the fact that they have their own language such that after you placed your order they would yell it out in their shorthand language "WALK TWO DOGS, BURN A BURGER AND SOME RINGS, AND TWO FOs".  Also, at busy times they didn't bother to ring up the individual items.  They'd just look on your tray(s) and do some math in their head and tell you a number and ring it up one time and move on (it was his impression that they were pretty accurate but if they were off by $0.25 or $0.50 either way nobody cared).

    I highly recommend a trip there if visiting Atlanta.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,740
    I lived 100 yards from the Varsity for two years. The RAs in the freshman dorms at Tech would always warn us about eating over there too much. The “freshman 15” would quickly turn into the “freshman 40”. Tons of great stories and memories at the Greasy V. Good times... 
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 7,111
    edited November 7
    Place is awesome.  2 Chili cheese steaks w/ pimento cheese, chili dog, O ring, FO and 2 peach pies (for later) has been my order since high school.  Can't do it often but when I do....oh man.  

    That's an interesting video.  Thanks for posting!

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,740
    edited November 7
    They also sell more Coca Cola than anywhere else on earth. 
  • SmokeyLopeySmokeyLopey Posts: 318
    Knew by the title what, or whom, this thread would be about. Good stuff! An Atlanta tradition that is worth preserving!
  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 568
    Those onion rings look exactly how I like them. Little one off greasy burger joints often have rings that look like that here. 
  • rekameohsrekameohs Posts: 100
    I lived 100 yards from the Varsity for two years. The RAs in the freshman dorms at Tech would always warn us about eating over there too much.
    I made many a "V Run" across the highway over the years.  Even now, if I can, I always try to stop by when I am in Atlanta (or even the one in Norcross).

    Years ago, I took a friend there.  He was not impressed.  I guess he was expecting a high-end burger.
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,929
    rekameohs said:
    I lived 100 yards from the Varsity for two years. The RAs in the freshman dorms at Tech would always warn us about eating over there too much.
    I made many a "V Run" across the highway over the years.  Even now, if I can, I always try to stop by when I am in Atlanta (or even the one in Norcross).

    Years ago, I took a friend there.  He was not impressed.  I guess he was expecting a high-end burger.
    Was he from Athens?
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 15,289
    Love it!
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,740
    rekameohs said:
    I lived 100 yards from the Varsity for two years. The RAs in the freshman dorms at Tech would always warn us about eating over there too much.
    I made many a "V Run" across the highway over the years.  Even now, if I can, I always try to stop by when I am in Atlanta (or even the one in Norcross).

    Years ago, I took a friend there.  He was not impressed.  I guess he was expecting a high-end burger.
    There’s a Varsity Junior about 10 minutes from the house. I wear out those fried pies...
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,740
    Varsity Pro Tip: Buy a can of their chili while you’re there and use it with egged hamburgers and hotdogs. 
  • SmokeyLopeySmokeyLopey Posts: 318
    rekameohs said:
    I lived 100 yards from the Varsity for two years. The RAs in the freshman dorms at Tech would always warn us about eating over there too much.
    I made many a "V Run" across the highway over the years.  Even now, if I can, I always try to stop by when I am in Atlanta (or even the one in Norcross).

    Years ago, I took a friend there.  He was not impressed.  I guess he was expecting a high-end burger.
    Your friend must not been from around here! :)
  • TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 883
    Pro tip:  Don't do the Varsity Jr at Hartsfield before getting on a transatlantic flight.  36,000 feet is not the place to drop a chili dog deuce.

    A BGE chiminea, a small and a 17" BS in Las Cruces, NM

  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 2,208
    Love me some Varsity every time I can make it to Atlanta.

    Donnie Dawes - RNNL8 BBQ - Carrollton, KY  

    TWIN XLBGEs, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

    I'm keeping serious from now on...no more joking around from me...Meatheads !! 


  • TN_Egger said:
    Pro tip:  Don't do the Varsity Jr at Hartsfield before getting on a transatlantic flight.  36,000 feet is not the place to drop a chili dog deuce.
    Solid advice.  This guy knows.
    I have a very large vegetable garden.  Very large.
    Just this side of the ATL.
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 14,725
    For some reason, I need a road trip for some Varsity.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • We had a “Varsity” drive in in Hays Kansas back in the late 70’s!

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 7,111
    Y'all come on down....I'm buying! 

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • HubHub Posts: 864
    On a completely different note, check out 9:13 mark of the video.  Ol' buddy boy is wearing a real Rolex.
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,190
    Few days in Atlanta for a National Toyota Show a few years ago and didn’t get to the Varsity as hoped. But did get great chilly dogs and rings at the Varsity at the airport before heading back to Texas. Very good. 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • LesMoLesMo Posts: 62
    And you had best be ready to order when it's your turn.  
    Calhoun, GA - LBGE
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,740
    LesMo said:
    And you had best be ready to order when it's your turn.  
    It’s a kindler, gentler, Varsity these days. Not like madhouse it used to be 
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,929
    LesMo said:
    And you had best be ready to order when it's your turn.  
    It’s a kindler, gentler, Varsity these days. Not like madhouse it used to be 
    Couldn’t get near the place last week when I was down there.

      Of course that was because the north ave bridge (along with all the rest and the connector)was closed and we were on the west side.  
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
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