Check out Fa­mous Mike’s for big burg­ers, cin­na­mon rolls

The Telegraph (Macon) - - Front Page - BY EA­TON WRIGHT

Giant cin­na­mon rolls, the All­man Broth­ers Band, big burg­ers, cheap prices and home­made bis­cuits. If you love at least two things on this list, you need to make a trip to Fa­mous Mike’s on Po­plar Street.

Mike used to have a hole-in-the-gas-sta­tion place way out on Shurl­ing Drive but now you don’t have to plan so much to get your fix for bis­cuits, burg­ers and more. Start­ing out with just break­fast and lunch hours, Mike’s new down­town lo­ca­tion serves food un­til 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Bis­cuits are avail­able all day and most are named for ABB songs and al­bums, such as South­bound Sausage, Bea­cons The­atre Bacon, Lit­tle Martha Chicken and the Crazy Love Coun­try Ham, each for $4.75. If you’re feel­ing a lit­tle fancier, there’s the Stormy Mon­day Pork­chop for $5 or the States­boro Blues Steak for $6.

A Ram­blin’ Man plate with two eggs, grits, your choice of meat and a bis­cuit is $ 7.50, as are the Whip­ping Post Pan­cakes with those same sides or the Hot ‘Lanta French toast plate. A Blue Sky bur­rito with tots in­side is just $6.50 and the High­way 41 steak and eggs fea­tures a teres ma­jor steak for just $10.50.

The burg­ers are mostly named for band mem­bers, such as the Dickey Betts with mush­rooms, the Jaimoe that’s served with bleu cheese, or the Quinones with jalapenos and pep­per jack. Only the Duane, a dou­ble with bacon and cheese, costs more than $8.50. There are 14 sides to choose from, from the ex­pected fries and tater tots, to the un­ex­pected, such as cab- bage, col­lard greens, field peas, butter peas, green beans, and creamed corn. You could even make a veg­gie plate for $2 per side.

Chuck Leavell gets his name on a chicken sand­wich, or you can choose from a BLT, hot dog, a Reuben, hot roast beef, or a hot ham and cheese, each for $8 or less. They have sal­ads, but don’t do that to your­self. We or­dered our cin­na­mon rolls to go as soon as we or­dered our din­ner, just in case they sold out be­fore dessert. They also have peanut butter brown­ies, which are home­made and huge for just $2.50.

If it’s not too busy yet, fa­mous Mike him­self might re­gale you with sto­ries of the All­man Broth­ers’ glory days and a song or two. Ei­ther way, you’ve got to ram­ble on down with your black hearted woman and have some good clean fun. And a cin­na­mon roll.

EA­TON WRIGHT Spe­cial to The Tele­graph

The Gregg burger with fries is one of the choices avail­able at Fa­mous Mike’s restau­rant in Ma­con.

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