ConnieLou and I needed to get out and run a few errands and decided to grab lunch while we were out. Of course we had the usual debate over where to go to eat but somehow we managed to narrow it down to two choices fairly quickly. Once all was said and done we decided to go to Meat ‘N Greet on Jefferson Street, off the square in Newnan.

Meat ‘N Greet is described as a ‘craft burger’ restaurant and is our local alternative to Red Robin and similar ‘gourmet’ burger chains. Their menu consists mainly of burgers dressed in a dozen or so different ways, sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, sides and desserts. For those that like a craft beer to accompany their craft burger, there is usually a good selection of local brews on tap and in bottles. OK, you can get big brewery swill too…but why bother?

Being it was nearly 2:30 when we walked in the door we had missed most of the after-church rush and were seated right away. Our server came by to take our drink orders and gave us a few minutes to check out the menu. ConnieLou ordered the Slider Platter, choosing the pulled pork slider with mojo slaw and barbeque sauce, the pimento cheese slider topped with bacon and the smoked chicken salad slider with lettuce and tomato…and a side of fries. Me? I ordered the Not So PC burger, a burger topped with pimento cheese, bacon jam, lettuce, tomato and onion…and a side of fries.

Our orders came out fairly quickly and the first thing I noticed was the fries…fresh cut, not frozen and seasoned with some sort of seasoned salt that was noticeable but not overpowering. Yes, things were going well!

My burger was cooked to a perfect light pink inside medium and was quite tasty after I ditched the lettuce, tomato and onion…not that there was anything wrong with the lettuce, tomato or onion…I just don’t like ‘em on a hamburger. ConnieLou enjoyed her sliders and said of the three, she liked the pulled pork and pimento cheese the best. She gave me a bite of the pulled pork and it was quite tasty and the slaw added a nice crunch to the mix. Maybe I need to take a better look at North Carolina-style barbeque sammiches.

So how did Meat ‘N Greet rank on the Thumbs Scale? We gave it a solid 4 out of a possible 4. We’ll definitely be back.

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