Monday, July 15, 2019

Elwood's Shells, Memphis, TN

Elwood's Shells


Elwood's Shells is a mostly seafood restaurant on Cooper Street just north of Young Avenue in the Cooper/Young district. I went there today for lunch.

The food was good but to be honest, prices were more than I was expecting even for a mid-town restaurant. There are couple of items on the menu for $12 but most everything is $18 or more, even sandwiches. There was a separate lunch menu but nothing struck my fancy. Nothing sounded bad, I just didn't see anything that called out to me.

I ordered the Cajun Chicken Tenders which comes with Parmesan fries and they were both very good. I also ordered a side of the jalapeno slaw which was very good as well. My friend ordered an appetizer called Gator Eggs which was stuffed jalapenos and he said they were very good.

Prices aside, the food was really good and I recommend it. You will run into the typical Cooper/Young issue of parking. I happened to get there before the lunch rush and was able to park on the street but I got the only space that was left. The restaurant has its own parking lot but it's small. There were only four or five parking spaces and they were all taken. This isn't a fault of the restaurant; it's a mid-town Memphis problem.

All that side, the food was great so try it out if you're over that way.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Moe's Original Barbecue, Oxford, MS

Moe's Original BBQ

Moe's Original is a regional chain with a location in Oxford, located on South Lamar Boulevard just north of Highway 6. I went there this past Thursday with the intention of going to a different restaurant but they were closed for the holiday. In fact, Moe's seemed to be the only place open so I went it and it was fantastic.

I got barbecue sandwich combo with baked beans and macaroni and cheese and everything tasted great. In particular, the beans had lots of flavor but the mac and cheese and the sandwich were great too.

I also wanted to try the nachos which my friend got that looked really good so after I ate my meal I ordered a half order which would have been enough for a meal itself and they were great also. The come loaded and the cheese sauce was particularly good. 

Prices were reasonable. The sandwich combo was just under $10 including a drink and tax. The nachos were around $7 if I remember correctly. I am definitely going to make a trip back there just to go to this place again.

Just for reference, as far as I know, they are not related to Moe's the Tex-Mex place.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Los Pilares, Bartlett, TN

Los Pilares


Los Pilares is a Mexican restaurant on Stage Road in Bartlett just east of Elmore Road on the south side. They also have a location in Millington but I have never been to that one.

I had been there before but it's been several years ago. I went there today for lunch and it was really good. I got a chicken chimichanga lunch special. The prices were very reasonable. The lunch combo itself was about $8.00 and it came with rice and beans. I ordered a large queso and a drink and all together it was about $15.00 before tip which is about the same as most other Mexican places.

The chimichanga was large enough that I should have eaten just that and not ordered the queso, but everything was great.

I definitely recommend it if you're in the area.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Mash up time again

In no particular order

The Crazy Cactus - Pollo Alambres, chicken, chorizo, bacon, vegetables

Marlow's - Club Sandwich

Real Taste of Chicago - Sausage and beef sandwhich

Salsarita's - Chicken quesadilla

Santa Rosa - tamales and chicken chimichanga

Southaven Pizza - Chicken Cordon Blue sandwich

Wise Guy's Pizza - Sub sandwich and pepper jack bites

Fino's from the Hill, Memphis, TN



Fino's is a sandwich shop at the corner of Madison Avenue and McLean Boulevard. The closed last year but reopened a couple of months ago under new owners as I understand it. I had been there once before a few years and it is still as good as it used to be.

I got a half New York Club and a half tuna and both were very good. Prices are average for a cafe like this. I my total with a bottled soda was a little under a little under $20.


Even though I got the half, I should have only picked one because the half is plenty of food. Next time, I'll get one to go instead.

Definitely give them a try.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Big Bad Breakfast, Oxford, MS

Big Bad Breakfast


Big Bad Breakfast is a regional chain with a location in Oxford, MS. A few months ago a friend told me about it and I had it on my list and I was finally able to get there this morning. It's on Lamar Avenue west of Highway 7, across the street from Handy Andy Barbecue which I posted about a little over a week ago. If you see the Oxford YMCA you're in the right parking lot.

I got a creole omelet which was great. It's am omelet with shrimp, andouille (sausage), onions, tomatoes, cheddar, tomato gravy, and green onions. It also came with a biscuit and a side and I chose fresh fruit. It was fantastic! I would never have thought about shrimp in an omelet but it was great.

Prices are reasonable for what you get. The price of entire plate was about $13.00 before tax but a good price for everything you get. I don't don't know what the exact total was; a met a friend of mine and he treated me.

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

One and Only Barbecue, Southaven, MS

One and Only


One and Only is a local chain with four locations, three in Memphis and a new location in Southaven. I have been to the location in Memphis on Perkins Road a couple of times and thought I had already posted about it but I can't find a link.

I went to the location in Southaven yesterday. It is on Airways Boulevard just south of Marathon Way between Olive Garden and Red Lobster.

I got a cheeseburger and mac and cheese as the side and my friend got a barbecue sandwich. My food was great and my friend said his barbecue was also. I also ordered a few chicken drummies. I had already tried those at the location in Memphis and knew they would be great also. They have a choice of several different sauces but I like them just as they are. They use a Greek dry rub and are fantastic without anything added to, although they came with ranch dressing which was really good.

Prices are reasonable. My total for four drummies and my other food was just under $20.00 before tip.

I don't get to the location in Memphis too often but now that there is one near me, I will get there more often.