August 21, 2011
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The best cheeseburger I ever had was made at Greasy Mama's, a North Carolina eatery not all that far from the Wake Forest campus. I was visiting a friend back in the mid-1970s and was lucky enough to eat there a couple of times.As I recall, the bun was lightly toasted and the meal came with lettuce, onion, tomato and ketchup. The cheeseburger was just as greasy as it was supposed to be, going by the name of the place, and I'm sure the stuff that oozed out when you took a bite is part of the recipe for clogged arteries.We all know better these days. If I could find Greasy Mama's again on a return trip to North Carolina, I'd only eat there once and really, really watch my intake for a long time afterward. It would be worth it.