OK, it’s an RV but we have lived in it for almost six years and we think of it as our house—that he/she who gets the computer has to relinquish the remote control. This works well until someone who shall remain nameless falls asleep and leaves the other watching something like Pawn Stars or American Pickers. This offense results in loss of the remote.
But one afternoon Chuck is on the computer and I am channel surfing when I come to the eleventeenth rerun of Hamburger Paradise on the Travel Channel. And, of course, I then was craving a hamburger. A quick Google search for “best burger in Biloxi” led us to Mugshots for a Saturday lunch.
Ron and Chris opened Mugshots #1 in Hattiesburg, MS…. Having little funds, their family and friends gathered to work alongside Ron and Chris, and in no time the dream was a reality. They worked around the clock for ten straight days renovating an old building…. On opening day Father Tommy conferred the Irish Blessing upon Ron and Chris' grill and bar, and this sealed their dream…” (mugshotsgrillandbar.com).
Today, there are eleven Mugshots in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Mississippi Magazine has named Mugshots as “Best Burger in Mississippi every year since 2007, and one year stated “There isn’t a larger or more diverse selection of gourmet burgers to be found in the Magnolia State.
And, like so many casual restaurants, there is an eating challenge.
Well, we certainly weren’t up to the Mugshot Challenge. And neither of us felt like eating an entire eight-ounce burger. So we decided to get one burger and an order of wings and share each.
I do give a thumbs up on the fries. The beer batter coating was thin and crunchy and the portion was generous.
We could get our wings, or as they call them—“wangs,” with either mild, hot, BBQ, sesame ginger, lemon pepper, caribbean jerk, teriyaki, or honey BBQ sauce, and we chose the sesame ginger.
This was not a satisfactory outing and deserves no more than 2.5 Addies. Next time I have a craving for a burger, I’ll go to the nearest grocery store and buy a pound of ground beef and make them myself.
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.