A little wood frame building sits right on Highway 49 between Yazoo City and Bentonia, at Little Yazoo.
Lots of football memorabilia in the dinning room at the Hall of Fame Restaurant.
LITTLE YAZOO, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
A little wood frame building sits right on Highway 49 between Yazoo City and Bentonia, at Little Yazoo. At first, you may think that naming your place "Hall of Fame" may be a little braggadocios. But Jerry Clower used to say, "It ain't bragging of you can do it."
And at Hall of Fame, their burgers can do it; live up to the name.
Actually, the Hall of Fame name came about in a couple of ways. The restaurant is owned by the brother of NFL Hall of Fame member, Willie Brown of the Oakland Raiders. David Brown says when he opened the place they intended to be the best.
"And uh, we went into this business and we were trying to come up with a name," said Brown. So well we got to be the best. And in order to be the best you've got to be in the hall of fame. So that's why we came up with the name, Hall of Fame Restaurant."
Now, you could pick a great name and not put anything behind it and you'd just have a great name. But David Brown knew what he had to do was to make his food live up to the name.
"In order to be the best, we had to get the best cooks. And we told them what we expected and they came through," added Brown.
Hazel Davis heads up the kitchen. She didn't mind my camera in her territory. She knew I wouldn't pick up on any of her major trade secrets. Because the main ingredient in her food is intangible, anyway.
I asked Hazel what's the secret to a good hamburger? She said, "Love!"
Not only will you find a lot of football memorabilia in the dinning room at the Hall of Fame Restaurant, but on the menu, too. Dave's burgers have familiar names.
"The best guys, the best football players, one of their names is Peyton Manning. Ely Manning, Jerry Rice, Willie Brown. And that's how we came up, we try to get the best. Keep the best football players with the best hamburgers," said Brown.
William Gilmore, a regular customer told me,
"I drive a long way just for one of these burgers here," said William Gilmore, a regular customer.
No doubt. Once you get a taste of the big time, nothing else will do.
Any NFL player would be honored to be inducted into a hall of fame somewhere. But you KNOW you've arrived when you have a burger named for you at the Hall of Fame Restaurant in Little Yazoo, Mississippi.
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 02:35:37 GMT
Authorities have recovered the body of a 10-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek. The search for the boy's younger brother continued Sunday. ColumbusMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek. The search for the boy's older brother continued Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:17:56 GMT
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered, although few other details are known. The bodyMore >>
Clinton Police Department's Interim Chief Mike Warren said upon further investigation, it appears a disagreement over a woman may have led to the death of a Jackson man.
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:53 PM EDT2013-05-20 02:53:15 GMT
JPD searched a Jackson Home at 846 Brandon Ave., Saturday that netted four arrests, a variety of drugs and $1,500. "On May 18, 2013, The Jackson Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit responded toMore >>
JPD searched a Jackson Home at 846 Brandon Ave., Saturday that netted four arrests, a variety of drugs and $1,500.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:02 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:22:32 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
Wednesday, July 11 2012 6:10 AM EDT2012-07-11 10:10:08 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Dozens of police recruits were injured during training exercises last week and the heat could be to blame. The entire current class at the police academy filed paperwork claiming to be injuredMore >>
Dozens of police recruits were injured during training exercises last week and the heat could be to blame.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
WLBT 3 - Fox 40
715 South Jefferson Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201