I was lucky to get a spot on the ultra-overscheduled Chris Chamberlain's calendar and we had lunch at Fat Mo's on Murfreesboro Road -- the Mo's formerly known as Taco Tico.
He got the burger, and I ventured into unknown territory with a gyro. Hey! Stop rolling your eyes -- the TV was on Al Jazeera and there were people wearing headscarves in the place. There was some logic to choosing a gyro, especially since everything else on the menu looks SOS -- Straight Outta Sysco.
You know the frozen product called Steak-Ummms? My gyro was the frozen gyro product, which Chris dubbed "Lamb-Umms." My heart sank when it arrived. But, surprise!, the cucumber sauce was good and was mixed with the lettuce, tomatoes and onions instead of slopped on. The flatbread was grilled crisp and chewy, and the Lamb-Umm had been griddled. So, you know, not bad at all.
I was telling a Chris a funny story about Al Jazeera (didn't see that coming, didja?) The station management reached out to recruit a high profile British friend to work for them. He replied that he was flattered, but since he was a Jew, and gay, the relationship was not likely to prosper.
I guess I have a loud voice but darn if the channel on Mo's TV didn't suddenly get changed to JCTV, that would be Jesus Christ Television, it seemed, given the Christ-core band playing and witnessing. Am I that obviously a WASP? Anyway, besides the burger and the not-bad gyro, that's another good thing about Fat Mo's -- they got the extended super cable package. So you can probably watch soccer there.
But remember, when you go, for sure stick with the burger. Oh, and is there a better name than Lamb-Umm?