The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden is an iconic burger place that melds an old-fashioned burger joint idea with a modern, hipster vibe and German wurst and bier. The branding is a throwback to an old-school soda shop, while the actual place has this sprawling, string-lit garden space, cool chalkboards and large windows.
Brittany and I met up with the Hatchers, the quintessential WVU couple that has now moved south to the Music City. I can't say enough amazing things about Whitney, and, as soon as Jeremy saw I was coming to Nashville, he sent me a spreadsheet full of places to go. Just to give you an idea of how great they are -- and how excited I was to meet up with them in town!
We put our names down and learned it would be about an hour before we'd be seated. And, we had to let them know when our full party arrived. No problems there. Around the specified time, we were beckoned inside and seated near the outdoor garden.
First up, how can I NOT get a milkshake? It was good - chocolate, but nothing too notable. But, good. For my sandwich, I ordered the "Cheeseburger," which came with yellow cheddar, swiss, muenster, tomato and roasted garlic aioli. Side of potato salad.
OK, guys, I made a rookie mistake and inhaled this damn burger before I had a chance to photograph it. I was so wrapped up in conversation and starvation that I forgot to get a photo. Ugh. What is this, amateur hour? Fortunately, Brittany snuck a shot of hers, and they are pretty similar.
It was really good. The bun was light and airy, the burger juicy and the trio of cheeses and the GARLIC aioli that just oozed out made for a delicious savory combo. I seriously devoured this. They are simple ingredients, really, but all combined together made for a damn good burger. Now, if only I got a photo to remember it by.