Monday, September 17, 2018

Cajun Seafood and Grill, Southaven, MS

Cajun Seafood and Grill


Cajun Seafood is a new restaurant on Main Street/Stateline Road in Southaven, just east of Millbranch, near the El Patron Mexican restaurant. We ordered dinner from there a few nights ago at work and I thought it was very good. I got a shrimp dinner and one of my coworkers got crab cakes.

I didn't get a picture of my shrimp dinner. My dinner was good and my coworker said the same thing about hers. It came with a bunch of fries and I couldn't eat them all and another coworker ate the rest of them and he said they were really good.

Apparently they don't have a website. The location has been several different restaurants in the last few years, and this current restaurant hasn't been open very long. I'll definitely try it again sometime.

Incredible Pizza, Cordova, TN

Incredible Pizza


Incredible Pizza is a chain with a location near me in Cordova in the shopping center that is at Germantown Road and Cordova Road. I went there yesterday on invitation from a friend, the preacher at the church I go to. At first, I thought it was a group outing just because of the location but once I got there, it was just me and him and his wife. It's a family play place similar to Chuck E. Cheese.

It turns out based on what I saw, lots of people go there because of the buffet, at least on Sunday after church. Yesterday, there were more older couples there than kids, although there were plenty of kids there too.

It's been there for a few years but I had never been there until yesterday, and I was actually pretty impressed. There is of course a large selection of pizzas, but there is also an Italian food station, a Mexican food station, a home cooking food station, a salad bar, and a dessert bar.

I got some ham, dressing, macaroni and cheese, a couple of pieces of pizza, and a salad, and it was all actually pretty good. I don't know how much it cost because my friend paid for me before I got there, but I assume it was probably about average.

I will definitely be back.

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Cottage Restaurant, Memphis, TN

The Cottage


The Cottage is a small family diner on Summer Avenue just east of Graham, in the shopping center near Dollar General. It's a Memphis staple. It was at the corner of Summer and Holmes for many years but a few years back it moved to the new location and I had been there many times. I've been to the new location several times but had the breakfast buffet each time until yesterday.

Yesterday I got the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. It was decent. It tasted fine but was a little tough. I wasn't unhappy with the meal, it was just a little chewy. Prices are reasonable. I believe the total was about $12.00 before tip including a drink.

It's currently owned by an Asian man and they have a Thai menu. I haven't tried any of the Thai food yet but I've heard it's good.

I recommend trying it and will be back.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Mish-Mash time again

A  review of places I've been in the last few weeks that I had already posted about in the past.

Caminos Memphis - The Pachuga Suprema, Chicken with ham and cheese sauce

El Gallo Giro - Chicken quesadilla

Casa Mexicana (Southaven) - Chicken quesadilla

Friday's (Southaven) - Fish basket

IHoP (Millington) - Mushroom burger

La Guadalupana (Winchester Road) - Alambres con pollo

Riverview Buffet, Tunica at Fitzgerald's Casino - Fish, shrimp, spaghetti, mac & cheese

Tops BBQ (Southaven) - BBQ Fries

Mike's Timesaver - Breakfast burrito, sausage biscuit

Renee's Sandwich Shop - Cheeseburger and onion rings

Sakura (Germantown) - Chicken Teriyaki

Ruby Tuesday - Chicken Bella, salad with various choices

Salsarita's - Burrito with chicken

South of Beale - The Philly Cheese-steak Burger

Bonus comments: This was literally the best burger I've ever had anywhere

South of Beale - I don't remember which burger, but the sushi is seared Tuna and it's great, also this was a different day than the picture just above.

Marco's Pizza, Southaven, MS



Marco's is a pizza chain with numerous locations. I order from the one in Southaven from time to time, frankly because they are open later than most other places. Their pizza is good, but it's expensive and I only order when I can't go out for some reason. For instance, I've been off work sick for the last couple of days and haven't felt like leaving the house so I ordered pizza last night.

Using a coupon, I got two medium one-topping pizzas, cheesy bread, and a 2 liter soda, but the total before any tip was around $25.00. Maybe it's not too bad for what all I got but other places are cheaper and the food is just as good.

Anyway, like I said, their pizza is good and the deliver pretty quickly, but I don't order from them very often.

This is the sausage pizza. I also got a beef pizza.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Germantown Commissary, Germantown, TN

The Commissary


The Commissary is a small barbecue restaurant in Germantown on South Germantown Road (State Highway 177) just south of Southern Avenue, across the street from Germantown United Methodist Church.

It was originally a small grocery store until 1981 when the current owner bought it and turned it into a restaurant. I have been there a few times, but not recently until today. I got a tamale plate (based on the suggestion of a friend) and a cheese and sausage plate. Both were really good. My friend got a barbecue sandwich and he said it was really good also.

I don't know exactly how much it was because my friend owed me some money so he picked up the check, but prices on the menu seemed about average, and all together before tip, I believe it was around $36.00.

I also recommend the Brunswick Stew, which is very good there. I've had it a couple of times in the past.

The only negative thing I will say is, there isn't much parking right at the location. You can park across the street at the church when there isn't anything going on at the church, and there is a small parking lot with a few spots directly across the street, but some of those spots are reserved for other businesses.

Otherwise, it's a great place to go for good food.

On a side note, I saw a good friend of mine right up the street who had been in a wreck. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Neely's Barbecue, Southaven, MS


Neely's is a local family owned barbecue chain that has several locations. The one in Southaven is closest to me, although I've been to all the locations at one time or another in my life, but hadn't been to one in a long time until today.

I met a friend there for lunch today and I was impressed. I don't know how much it was because my friend picked up the tab, but the menu prices appeared to be about average.

I got a barbecue sandwich and fries but didn't take a picture of the fries. Both items were really good and I especially thought the fries were good.

The only negative thing I have to say is one of the workers was "sagging" his pants and I personally don't think that's appropriate in a retail setting, but other than that, the experience was great.