Monday, September 5, 2011

Darwin's Burgers and Blues

Full Review:

I have said it before, people, and I will say it again and again: We are so blessed to have the kind of talent we have in Georgia, and to have the local venues where we can see them.

I was very mindful of that last night when we went to the newly reopened Darwin's Burgers and Blues in Marietta to hear the Truett Lollis Trio. My friend Elizabeth Tull, who is not only one of the best drummers I know but has excellent taste in music, has been after me for weeks to go hear Truett Lollis perform. Elizabeth has never steered me wrong, and I've been anxious to visit Darwin's, because when I was first getting into the blues scene I kept hearing about the place but I never got to go before it closed. So last night Ken and I happily took ourselves off to accomplish both goals at once. And I am so glad we did!

First of all, Darwin's is a small club, but last night it had a very enthusiastic, packed crowd. The club is a labor of love for its blues-loving owner, Ernie Lodato, and it shows. Before the show started we ordered burgers and my designated driver had a diet Coke, but I had a Long Island Iced Tea. (We all know I did that just so I could tell you all what the drinks were like, right?) Ok, so the Long Island Iced Tea was perfect, and so were our burgers. You choose your own condiments and toppings and  we got the ones with wing sauce and Ken got every available topping on his. They were definitely worth the $8 (including fries or tator tots) we paid.

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