Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Eating Memphis

This week I have perusing some new blogs I have discovered through our new little Memphis Blogger FB group and meet-up we had last weekend.

Saturday night I met Colleen, from Parties & Cardis.  Such a sweetie!  And gorgeous!  And tall!  We sat by each other at dinner, and sadly, did not get our picture made together! 

Colleen and her hubby are from Conneticut, who recently moved to Memphis.  As I was looking through her blog, I discovered her Eating Memphis page, and the 100 Things to Eat in Memphis.  Alyssa from Ten Feet of Beale is a Jersey Girl here in Memphis.  She is conquering the same list

I'm still in shock over this.  And also a little embarrassed.  I'm a native Memphian, and have never seen this before!  Check out this list:

1. Tuna sandwich from Chinese Sub Shop

2. BBQ plate from Germantown Commissary (yummy)

3. Fried chicken breast from Gus's

4. Soul Burger from Earnestine and Hazel's

5. Peach cheesecake from Cheesecake Corner

6. Chorizo tortuga from Las Tortugas

7. Sea bass at Tsunami

8. Ribeye from Folk's Folly

9. John Deere snow cone from Jerry's (I have spend a lot of time and $$ at Jerry's but never had the John Deere?!)

10. Joyce roll from Sakura

11. Dry rub ribs from Bar-B-Que Shop

12. San Diegan from Brother Juniper's

13. Guacamole from Las Delicias

14. Homeroom Chicken and Grits from Lunchbox Eats

15. Red velvet donuts from Gibson's

16. Greek burger from Alex's Tavern

17. Gas station sushi

18. Uptown burger from Roxie's Grocery

19. Muffaletta from Kwik Chek

20. Gyro from Castle

21. Key Lime Pie ice cream from La Michoacana

22. Twice-baked potato salad from One and Only BBQ

23. Cheesesteak from Yang's

24. Shrimp and grits from Sweet Grass

25. Buffalo tenderloin from Erling Jensen

26. Barbecue pizza from Coletta's  (our family eats at Coletta's A LOT)

27. Cornish game hen from Cozy Corner

28. Grilled cabbage from Deja Vu

29. Bulgogi from Du Won Jong

30. Roast duck from New Asia

31. Rib tips from Tom's Barbecue

32. Capote cupcake from Muddy's Bakeshop

33. Barbecue tofu nachos from R.P. Tracks

34. Chips (aka fries) from Brass Door Tavern

35. Ravioli from Vanelli's Deli

36. Mac'n'cheese from Mollie Fontaine Lounge

37. Voodoo Chocolate Passion Cake at King's Palace

38. Banana pudding from Cozy Corner

39. Turkey leg from a vendor outside of a Melrose High football game (ummmm....)

40. Salmon Cakes from Elegant Farmer

41. Almond croissants from Off the Square Catering

42. Crazy noodle bowl from Bhan Thai

43. Banana pudding from Germantown Commissary

44. Tiger Bleu Chips from Brookhaven Pub

45. Barbecue nachos from Central BBQ

46. Blueberry donuts from Gibson's

47. Hot wings from Ching's

48. Pimento cheese stuffed okra from Restaurant Iris

49. Shrimp salad from Bogie's  (I worked at Bogie's Mendenhall on college breaks.  I had to clean the shrimp every Wednesday/Thursday for Shrimp Salad on Friday.  Good times.)

50. Chilean sea bass from McEwan's

51. Wedding cake supreme snow cone from Jerry's

52. Hummus and falafel from Casablanca

53. Chicken salad sandwich from Young Ave. Deli

54. French fries / sweet potato fries from Young Ave. Deli

55. Pineapple shake from Shanghai

56. Coconut cake from Beauty Shop

57. Spicy crab soup from Ryu

58. Goat taco from La Guadalupana

59. Turkey and dressing from the Four Way

60. Reuben from Trolley Stop Market

61. Thai Gumbo from Tao

62. Honey gold wings from All-Star

63. BLT from Links of Galloway

64. Pan-fried dumplings from Panda Garden

65. Hot wing rolls from Blue Monkey

66. Barbecue pizza from Pete and Sam's

67. Mussels from Bari

68. Ribs from A&R Barbecue

69. Salsa Tayde from Las Tortugas

70. Baklava from Cafe Med

71. Pickled green tomatoes from Soul Fish  (love--I have been craving these lately)

72. Vegan Memphis barbecue sandwich from Imagine Vegan Cafe

73. Lentil tacos from Fuel Food Truck

74. Brussels sprouts from South of Beale (SOB's Grilled Cheese is to die for, too)

75. Bi Bim Bop from Kwik Check

76. Ribs from Central Barbecue

77. Wings from Molly's La Casita

78. Burger from Huey's

79. Cheese grits from Republic Coffee

80. Homemade chips from Pop's Deli

81. Nachos from Interstate Barbecue

82. Steak sandwich from Jack Pirtle's (I could drink Jack Pirtle's brown gravy.  no joke)

83. Pork chop sandwich from Tom's BBQ

84. Stone Hero hoagie from Skunx Chef's Pub

85. Meat-stuffed pizza at Little Italy

86. Chocolate milkshake from Wiles-Smith

87. Breakfast sampler from Bryant's

88. Crab eggs benedict from Sweet Grass

89. All-in-one from Las Delicias

90. Pronto Pup

91. Lobster roll from Slider Inn

92. Nuts and chocolate from Peanut Shoppe

93. Lunch buffet from Pho Hoa Binh

94. Self-serve frozen yogurt from Yolo

95. Dirty Fries from Revival Food Truck

96. Island Club from Bardog Tavern

97. Lobster pronto pup from Rizzo's Diner

98. Monte Cristo from Half Shell

99. High tea from Chez Philippe

100. Chili pineapple paleta from La Michoacana

Wow.  Apparently I need to get out more!  I mean, what is a better project for the prego girl than a food list??  So if any Memphis girls are up for some field trips, count me in!   (Except for the Melrose game)  lol.


  1. haha I keep telling my boyfriend that I really don't think we'll ever get to a Melrose football game... he thinks he will.. I think he's crazy.

  2. We can take some bodyguards to the Melrose game. Ha!

  3. I'm always down to feed my belly!

    Brother Juniper's is my kids favvvvv! I've never been but they go with their Dad often.
    I can't believe you've never had Banana Pudding from the Commissary! Seriously missing out!
    Cheesecake Corner is amaze-balls!
    Earnestine and Hazel's is soooo delish!

  4. get yourself to GUS's pronto. i will change your life.
    and the joyce roll @ sakrua --- deep fried sushi. that's all i'm saying.
    good luck with the ballgame --- i've been to mitchell and whitehaven among others. not sure if i can hang at melrose!

  5. Let's all go to Las Delicias....soooooo yummy :)

    And you MUST eat the fried chicken at Gus's - I sometimes dream about's that good!