From its founding in 1946, it’s enforced four simple rules that most other stands have since tried to adopt: no seats, no ketchup, no pretense, no nonsense. As from a meeting point. The restaurant, like the burger prototype, remains impressively unchanged, sporting dark-wooded booths littered with scratch-graffiti, vinyl bar stools, and arched red shutters — the place is nothing if not authentic. This week, with more panels, parties, pop-ups, concerts, and, yeah, free food and drinks. One of the most popular dishes is the tamale spread, a vast pile of food that includes tamales covered in fritos, beans, chopped meat, onions, and cheese — it was initially thrown together in the early ’70s to help one of the dishwashers sober up, but eventually caught on with the customers.
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Mccartney brands saltlick as the modern version of a southern smokehouse. Bean for a sick new backpack with your initials on it. Virginians know a good thing when they taste it, and they’ve been supporting pierce’s since it opened in the ’70s.