Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hyde Away Grill, Southaven, MS

Hyde Away Grill


Hyde Away Grill is a small restaurant on Stateline Road, about a block west of Airways Boulevard, on the north side of the road a little east of the Firestone.

I went there tonight for dinner and it was really good. I met the owner, who was a really nice guy and I will definitely be back, especially since it's near my house.

I got a cheeseburger and fries and my friend that went with me got buffalo wings. My friend said the wings were really good but I don't know how much they were. My cheeseburger, including a drink and tax was a little under $14.00, which seems to be an average prices for similar places. It's cheaper than Wimpy's or Five Guys. The fries were thin cut steak fries, which I really liked.

I've also been told the catfish is really good so I plan on trying that next time.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Elwood's Shack, Memphis, TN



Elwood's is a small, literally in a shack, restaurant that's in the north side of the Lowe's parking lot that is at Summer Avenue and Perkins Road in Memphis. I went there today for lunch.

In an effort to be openly honest, what I got today was decent, but nothing spectacular. I ordered a club sandwich and it was ok, and frankly, a little expensive. I got a sandwich, one side item, and a drink and it was almost $18.00.

The side item was blue cheese and jalapeno coleslaw, and it was really good. There was nothing wrong with the sandwich, it just wasn't great.

However, to be fair to Elwood's, I've been there a few other times and everything else I've had was great. The last time, I got a Cuban sandwich which was fantastic, and I've had their barbecue nachos which were great. I will definitely be back! Don't let this mediocre review scare you off!

There is no actual parking for Elwood's. You have to park along the curb or in the parking lot for Lowe's and the location is small, not a lot of seating, and they tend to be busy, but the food comes out quick. Definitely give them a try!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Rio Lindo, Senatobia, MS

Rio Lindo


Rio Lindo is a Mexican restaurant on Main Street in Senatobia, MS about a block west of Interstate 55. I had to go to Batesville this past Monday and on the way back, I stopped here for lunch. It was very good. I ordered mixed fajitas, chicken and steak, from the lunch menu. I was surprised at the portion, and it was really good.

Prices were average. I don't remember the exact total, but it was around $17 or $18 including a drink and a queso. I was the first one there that day, I went in just after they opened.

I was pleased and will be back when I'm in the area.

Margarita's, Oakland, TN



Margarita's is a Mexican restaurant in Oakland on Highway 64 just east of Highway 194. I go to church not far from Oakland (that's a story for another day) and this past Sunday I had a couple of hours to kill and rode out there to eat. I was going to try El Nopal, but the parking lot was full and I wound up here instead.

I ordered Pollo Margarita and it was fantastic. It's a grilled chicken breast with shrimp and chorizo and I honestly think it was the best Mexican dish I've ever had. The prices were average. Including a small queso and a drink, and tax, the total bill was around $17.00.

I will definitely be back when I'm out that way.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Belmont Grill, Memphis, TN

Belmont Grill


Belmont is a bar and grill located on the northwest corner of Poplar Avenue and South Mendehall Road. It's been there for years and I used to meet some friends there most every Monday night after a rehearsal in the area, but since I no longer live in Memphis, I don't make it as often. I went there tonight and ordered the club sandwich.

Belmont's club is one of the best I've had and it's one of the only places I order it. It's standard and comes with ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, mayo, and cheese. It's served with a side of chips I normally get cheese dip to go with them.

It's average price I think, about the same as most other places. All together including the sandwich, cheese dip, and a drink, it was about $13.00 before tip.

I've had many of their other items also, and everything has always been great there. They used to be open pretty late every night, but in the last few years, they have started closing at either 10:00 or 11:00 PM during the week and midnight on the weekends I think.

I definitely recommend it. I used to go there regularly until I moved a few years ago.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Proud Larry's, Oxford, MS

Proud Larry's


Proud Larry's is a bar, restaurant, and concert venue in Oxford, MS on Lamar Boulevard, on the southeast side of the old downtown Square. I went there this past Wednesday to hear of the the Ole' Miss jazz ensembles, which I really enjoyed, and the food and atmosphere at the restaurant was very nice also.

I got the "Pollo" which is baked chicken in pasta. For some reason, it wasn't what I was expecting. I was expecting a chicken breast, but I probably just misread the menu. That said though, it was very good. It seemed about average for this type of venue. Before tip, the bill was around $18.00 including a drink and tax.

There were a few people around my age, but mostly, it seemed to be college aged folks, but everyone I had an interaction with was friendly. I hope to be back for more music soon.

Parking is sometimes a little bit of a hassle, as it's downtown venue. There is some close parking, but you have to get lucky. I had to park a couple of blocks away and walk, but that's not a criticism, just simply something to be aware of.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cafe Marie, Tunica, MS

Cafe Marie


Cafe Marie is a small cafe in the city of Tunica on Fox Island Road, a side street behind the Delta Mini Mall, in the downtown area of the city. I've passed it many times years ago. It is off Highway 4, which is how you used to have to go to the original casinos that were in Tunica County, but had never been there until last night.

I got an appetizer, Bang Bang Shrimp, at the suggestion of the waitress, and it was fantastic. It was shrimp in a sweet and sour type sauce. My main course was fried catfish with a salad as a side item. The salad was huge and really good, and the catfish was also very good.

I had no idea what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. It is a cozy little setting with a few tables and a bar. The owner told me that they have a limited menu during the middle of the week. I definitely will be back to try other dishes.

It was very reasonably priced, considering everything I got. All together including a drink and tax, the total was about $25.00 before tip.

They also have an adjacent hotel and I had planned on staying the night just to get away since I am off this week, but my plans were thwarted by car problems. I plan on revisiting that idea in a few weeks.