I'm sure many of you got the Peta e-mail about Johnny Rockets May veggie burger promotion. But just in case you didn't, I'll fill ya in. For the entire month, Johnny Rockets (a 1950s-style diner), is handing out free veggie Streamliner Burgers with the purchase of another burger, drink, or fries. Click here for the coupon.
Now, I believe we have one Johnny Rockets location in Memphis, but it's way far out in the suburbs. And I'm not even sure if it's still open. But this weekend in Nashville, the Dutchman and I stopped into the Johnny Rockets location inside the Opry Mills Mall. He ordered a meat burger (yuk!) and I got my free Streamliner, which is made with a Boca patty (I assume they use the vegan one since Peta is promoting it).
Wow, this was one tasty Boca. They always taste better when eaten in restaurants for some reason. And it comes with lettuce, onion, tomato, and mustard, so there's no need to ask them to leave off the cheese or mayo. Yea! We also spilt an order of fries and onion rings. The fries were just fries, but the onion rings were amazingly crispy!
Also while in Nashville, we checked out the Farmer's Market. It was huge, but I was a little unimpressed with the selection of local produce. Many items, like bananas and oranges, had obviously been shipped in from way far away. Our downtown Memphis market is much smaller but it only sells local produce, and you get to meet the farmers since you buy from them directly.
I did find some locally-grown heirloom tomatoes though! I'm sure they're hot house tomatoes since it's too early for real tomatoes. But they were clearly marked "Tennessee product."