Just off of Sam Cooper in Midtown, a stretch of historic Broad Avenue has undergone a revival of late. Several new businesses and restaurants have appeared, with old standards garnering new attention, all with their own sense of creativity and quirkiness. Three Angels Diner is the second venture for owners Jason and Rebecca Severs, owners of the wildly successful Bari Ristorante. Getting its name from the Severs’ own three sons, naturally, Three Angels offers a casual, kid-friendly atmosphere with their signature fresh and yummy fare.
For the Severs, being environmentally friendly is less of a nuance as it is a way of life. They use only the freshest ingredients at the diner which means the menu changes daily and they make everything they can in-house, even the ketchup and mayo! Veggies come from local farmers and then the compost goes right back to them. Oil, glass, cardboard and plastic all get recycled, too.
Recently the Style Blueprint Memphis gals enjoyed a delicious lunch (and dessert) at Three Angels and wanted to share our tasty experience with you! We loved the local artwork decorating the walls, the service AND the yummy burgers we devoured.
The burgers are considered Three Angels’ pride and joy, and we can unanimously say, having both ordered them, that we now understand why – they’re out of this world delicious! After thinking long and hard, we went with the Diner Burger and the Colossus Burger. Both burgers were lip smacking good, but the blue ribbon winner in our opinion was The Colossus. Aptly named, weighing in at a 1/2 pound of meat, this burger is not for the dainty eater. The Colossus comes smothered in all sorts of goodness, namely smoked Gouda cheese and homemade fried onions, which we are still talking about today…they were literally that good! We enjoyed our burgers with a side of very tasty potato hash and homemade potato chips, which also got a round of applause from our end!
To add to our misery of fullness, we topped off our meal with homemade Banana Pudding and Wasted Chocolate Cake (made with Guinness beer). Both were pretty hard to beat, but the chocolate cake stole the show. We’ll be coming back for more, to be sure.
Besides lunch, Three Angels Diner also offers an incredible brunch with all sorts of homemade dishes, as well as dinner, where they have a full bar, wine and beer. For more information, visit their website: www.threeangelsdiner.com.
Parking can be tricky, but if you’re like us and visit on a pretty day, you’ll have the added treat of strolling down the artsy, historic street while admiring the architecture and soaking up some of the local charm.
P.S. If you’re in the neighborhood, Broadway Pizza also makes our mouths water! The Cove is an old favorite dive bar and their oysters on the half shell are pretty darn awesome. Also, Jack Magoo’s is the new sports bar on the block (look for the pink Cadillac) where you can catch just about any game that’s televised.