Thursday, August 10, 2006

Snappy Lunch

Next stop... The Snappy Lunch in downtown 'Mayberry'! It has been open since 1923 and Andy, himself has talked about coming here to get a hot dog and bottle of pop after school as a boy. On the back of the Snappy Lunch Take Out menu it says "In an early episode of The Andy Griffith show entitled 'Andy the Matchmaker' Andy suggests to Barney that they go down to the Snappy Lunch to get a bite to eat...Andy also mentioned the Snappy Lunch in his version of the song 'Silhouettes'." So, as you can see, it's definitely a stop to make on the Mayberry tour.

There are two dining areas in the Snappy Lunch. The area when you first walk in is all done up in dingy nasty 70's style and the back room (shown here) is done up in retro 50's. I preferred this room.
Other than being know as part of the Andy Griffith/Mayberry experience, the Snappy Lunch has another bragging right:
Here is the "World Famous Porkchop Sandwich".. It says so right on the take out menu! World Famous! (sidenote: sorry to get off the subject here but my mind generally works in references to things and with this one it calls to mind the part in the movie Elf, when he is all giddy happy and congratulates the diner for having "the world's greatest/best coffee" ha! That part of the movie makes me laugh. Esp. when he takes his girl on a date there and apparently the coffee actually is really "a crappy cup of coffee".... okay back to our previously scheduled programming).

I was thinking it would be a fried porkchop but it's more like a pancake batter-covered-then- fried porkchop. I recommend getting one while in town just so you can say you did. It will only set you back 3.65. And after all people, it's World Famous!
So, you want to see us all eating? Sure you do!

Mom (she's thinking.. good lord, does she have to take pictures of everything?):

Me (I'm thinking that I hope my lipstick is near perfection, and by the looks of it I got my wish! ha!)

pumkinbutt..he kept to safe territory and just ate two bags of chips:
Below are the deets on the Snappy. They close up shop kinda early (after lunch) so I would call first.
125 North Main Street
Mount Airy, NC


lsaspacey said...

It looks like you have your own little Oppie Taylor there. How cute. Does anyone there know what "Oppie" was actually a nickname for? Thanks for the great pictures.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, you all are so cute!

Saucy said...

Certifiable. I love it.

Melora said...

Pumpkinbutt is just too adorable. I'm taking notes on this Mayberry Tour, as we are moving to a house about half an hour from there next week. The Snappy Lunch cafe sounds like fun, but I think I might go for chips over a pork chop sandwich too.