Saturday, October 20, 2018

Red Lobster, Southaven, MS

Red Lobster


Red Lobster is a national chain, with a location in Southaven, MS on Airways just north of Towne Square Boulevard, on the east side of the old mall.

In my opinion, the food is good but overpriced. Going to Red Lobster for seafood is like going to Olive Garden for Italian food. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just that it's a chain, and you can generally find equal or better quality at independent restaurants.

That said however, the food is good and what I got this past Wednesday was good. I got the Admiral's Feast, which is flounder, shrimp, scallops, and clam strips, and it comes with two side items. I chose a salad and a baked potato.

The food was good, but if I recall correctly, the price was over $20.00 (I was with a friend who had a gift certificate so I never saw the bill).

Regardless, as I said, it's good food, I just personally would rather support an independent restaurant, but that's just my personal preference. I've been to Red Lobster many times before and I'm sure I'll go again.



901 Wings, Southaven, MS

901 Wings

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901 Wings is a small wing place on Stateline Road in Southaven, MS, a few blocks east of highway 51 before you get to where Dale's restaurant is. I've been there several times and I usually get a cheeseburger, but this past Tuesday night, I tried a cheeseburger and boneless wings combo.

The cheeseburger was really good as always, and the boneless wings bites were also very good. I chose honey gold flavor. I really recommend the place. I don't remember the exact total, but it was about the same as other wings places. It seems like it was around $12.00 or so with a drink.

The food is good, but it takes a while for them to prepare it, but apparently this is pretty typical of most wings places. It's not a criticism, just an observation. It's not "fast" food, but it's good food.





Monday, October 15, 2018

Southaven Pizza, Southaven, MS

Southaven Pizza

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Southaven Pizza is a relatively new pizza joint in Southaven on Stateline Road, basically at the corner of Stateline and Hamilton, the the small strip center that used to be Tops Barbecue. It's been there a little over a year and I had heard good things about it but had not tried it until tonight.

I ordered a burger tonight to eat at work as I had heard their burgers were pretty good and nobody else at work needed to order anything. I am planning on trying the pizza also since I've heard their pizza is pretty good.

The burger was really good. It wasn't the best I've had, but it was definitely really good. A single burger was plenty of food. It comes with plain potato chips which were really good also, and I also ordered a side order of fried cheese sticks with mozzarella and those were really good also.

The burger price is really reasonable. $5.31 for a cheeseburger (I don't know why it's a specific amount like that) and all together, including tax my bill was just over $10.00.

I will definitely be back again soon!



Friday, October 12, 2018

New Asia, Germantown, TN

New Asia

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New Asia is a Chinese restaurant in Germantown on Exeter Road in the shopping center at the corner of Poplar Avenue and Exeter. I went there with a friend on his suggestion. I was very pleased. I got General Tsao's Chicken, and it was very good. I thought it was interesting, they spelled the dish name with the a and the o. Normally it's Tao or Tso, but I've never seen it Tsao.

The prices were about average for a non-buffet. All together including drink and a side order of egg drop soup, it was about $15.00 before tip.

I don't make it out to Germantown too often, but I will have this place on my list of places to go.


Yang's Deli, Memphis, TN

Yang's Deli

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Yang's is a small deli located on Summer Avenue a few blocks east of Mendenhall Road. I used to go there regularly when I lived in the area, but I hadn't been there in several years. I stopped by there this past Monday on the way to a rehearsal and I must say, it's as good as it ever was.

I got a tuna sandwich and it was probably the best deli tuna I've had in years. The prices are reasonable. The total for the sandwich, chips, and a drink was about $10.00. I didn't see Mr. Yang so I don't know if he still works there every day, but the staff was friendly and the food came out pretty quickly.

They also sell Chinese food but I haven't tried it yet. They don't sell pizza any more (which I knew) but they used to make an incredible steak pizza.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Lafayette's Music Room, Memphis, TN

Lafayette's

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Lafayette's is a restaurant and music venue at the corner of Cooper and Madison in midtown Memphis. They also have a location in Orlando, FL but I've never been there.

I've posted about Lafayette's before, so I'll keep it short. I also don't normally post an individual entry for somewhere I've already posted about, but I thought this dish deserved it's own page.

I went there tonight to hear a local big band, the Memphis Jazz Orchestra, a group I've sat in with a few times. I got the Midtown Mac and Cheese, which is macaroni and cheese with white cheese sauce, with grilled, seasoned chicken on top, and it was fantastic!

It's a little pricey, but as I understand it, about the same as other locations in Overton Square. It was just under $20.00 for the entree and a drink including tax, but it was worth every penny. There was also a $3.00 cover charge, and it cost $3.00 to park. There is some free parking in the area, but you have to get lucky to get a place so it's just as easy to pay the $3.00 and park in a covered garage which is right across the back alley from the location.



Mister P's Buffalo Wings, Southaven, MS

Mr. Ps

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Mr. P's is a wing place at Goodman Road and Elmore Road in Southaven, next to the Guns and Ammo store. They also have a location in Cordova but I haven't been to that one. I went to the location in Southaven for the first time a couple of weeks ago and went back again a few days ago on 9/18 for the burger. I had heard their burgers were really good, and what I heard what right.

I got a regular burger and fries and was really impressed. It wasn't the best burger I've ever had, but it was one of the best. The prices are about average for this type of restaurant. All together for a cheeseburger, fries, and drink, before tip it was a little under $13.00

They are open until 10 PM during the week, 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 9 PM on Sunday. Another nice perk is that it's really close to my house.