So far, press coverage of Belly Acres — the new farm-to-table burger joint in Overton Square — has tended to focus on the zany décor, which, admittedly, is hard to miss. There's a bright-red tractor inside the front door and a big yellow crop duster hanging from the ceiling.
"We figure, instead of bringing the farm to your table," says owner Ben McLean, "we'll bring your table to the farm."
But the real story here isn't the family atmosphere — it's the menu. As an example, let's take the Early Riser, a bacon cheeseburger served with a fried egg between waffles. The beef is fresh, thick, and juicy, and for good reason: Nearly all of the ingredients come from within a day's drive of Memphis.