Dyer's Cafe is the only Memphis restaurant named in Hamburger America, a soon-to-be-released book on the country's top 100 hamburger joints.
Filmmaker and hamburger expert George Motz based the book on his film of the same name, which chronicles his cross-country trip in search of the perfect patty. Of Dyer's, Motz says: "This famous deep-fried hamburger is made by taking ground beef, smashing it paper thin, then submerging it in a skillet of 'seasoned' grease! Whoa!"
Other Tennessee burger joints profiled: Brown's Diner and Rotier's Restaurant in Nashville and Zarzour's Café in Chattanooga.
There's no mention of the locally-famous Huey Burger, which has earned the Flyer's Best of Memphis Burger award every year for like, oh, a gazillion years (really, we've lost count, but it's a lot).
Motz's book is due out in April. For more, go here.