Thursday, July 05, 2007

The World's Best Hamburger Is in Egypt

This is the kind of story about Egypt that I really love...well, I liked the crocodile a lot even if it may or may not be absolutely true. And I'm more than willing to toss my vote in with Scott Macleod for Lucille's cheesburger. It may not look like anything special, but Lucille's is the only place where I will eat a cheeseburger. Their apple crumble pie with vanilla ice cream is rather bewitching as well.

I was up at 6 am this morning to take a family of four who had been staying with me for a few days to the airport to catch a plane to Sharm el Sheikh. They wanted to get a sense of Cairo that wasn't bounded by the walls of a hotel, so they stayed in my guesthouse for a while, enjoying the heat and my pitiful excuse of air conditioning, being woken at 7 am by the grooms preparing breakfast for the animals, and trying out some of the local family restaurants. I sent them to Abou Sid in Maadi for dinner last night because they wanted some Egyptian cooking. Abou Sid is a chain of family restaurants that may just serve some of the best Egyptian food in the country, aside from a number of grandmothers that I know.

As I was driving back to the farm, I realised that I have some errands to do in Maadi and decided to treat myself to lunch at Lucille's as a reward for going into town. So imagine my delight to run across this article in my Google alerts. I promptly emailed it to my kids and some of their friends for whom Lucille's was a regular hangout.

Who wouldn't like to live in the country with the best hamburger in the world?

copyright 2007 Maryanne Stroud Gabbani


Cairogal said...

I loved the article! I didn't often get the cheeseburger at Lucille's, but I did love their chicken salad (grilled, not fried), w/ honey mustard dressing.

ana_be_good said...

You're so lucky to be living in Egypt. I just came back from there and loved the Chaos of Cairo :)

Martyn said...

I agree about the burger ratings.. I had one of my favorite burgers ever here. We lived within walking distance of Lucilles last summer..

Sal said...

It's great that you can get a great cheeseburger in Egypt. Who knew? Perhaps I will try Lucille's one day when I make it out to Europe