Our friend Mike Hardin died yesterday. He died on a trip north to visit his daughter.
I used to eat at Hodad’s when his folks founded it. When they died, they left it to an employee and Mike. Mike bought her out, and began expanding the restaurant. Food Network “Diners, Drive-in’s, and Dives” stated that Hodad’s burgers were the best in the US. Mike himself was a larger than life restaurateur that was much beloved throughout our city. He will be much missed.