Varsity was trending on Twitter Wednesday after President Obama stopped by the location to eat. I didn’t even want to read the tweets about the President’s move because I knew what was coming. The hate.
I’m an Atlanta native and grew up BEGGING my mom to go to the Varsity. Every time we passed through Atlanta, I would bring up the idea to go there to eat. I love the Varsity. The food is delicious. It’s your typical dinner food – greasy, salty, and sinful. The Varsity also pulls at the past with their carhops and 50’s décor.
Varsity is a popular destination and I’ve never seen it NOT filled with people. It wasn’t until college when I discovered people that disliked the Varsity. One of my first questions to people new to Atlanta was,”Have you been to the Varsity?” Since I grew up loving the place, I wanted to share my love with newcomers. Well after college that changed and I refrain from bringing up the subject. I can’t stand there and let people bash the restaurant that I love.
Wednesday I participated in a debate over my beloved restaurant with a couple of my frat brothers. One was for it, one against, and the third wouldn’t try it because of all the bad mouth press he had heard.
So I thought it only right that I head there today with two other Varsity lovers, my brother and sister, and document my experience in honor of our heated decision on Tweeter.