Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mish Mash time again

Just a few pictures from places I've already posted about.

Avellino's from 4/12/18, the Sausage and Pepper Sub



Caminos from 4/13/18, the Chicken Taco Salad


The Country Skillet from 3/25/18, the country fried steak with mashed potatoes and northern beans


The Neighborhood Grill from 4/17/18, the country fried steak and a breakfast ham sandwich


South of Beale, from 3/26/18 the duck patty melt, and 4/9/18 the Philadelphia Cheese-steak Burger


 



The Shake Shack, Marion, AR

The Shake Shack

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The Shake Shack is a diner on East Military Road just off I-55 in Marion, AR. I found it randomly during a Google search and decided to try it. I went there this morning early but found out they serve the entire menu any time so I ordered a burger.

I got the Pizza Burger, and to be honest, it wasn't what I expected, but it was very good. It's mozzarella cheese fried and served like a burger. I would definitely get it again. The prices were really good. The burger, fries, and a drink was less than $9.00 including tax.

The owner was clearly and Elvis fan. The restaurant was decorated with Elvis memorabilia!

I plan on going back soon and trying some of the other items. The regular burgers looked great.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hickory Tavern, Collierville, TN

Hickorty Tavern

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Hickory Tavern is a chain, but one that I was unaware of until yesterday. A friend of mine is a singer and he posted that he was going to be singing at this location tonight, so I decided to try it out. The food was great, and so was the entertainment. My friend set up in a corner and the volume level was perfect, not to loud, but loud enough to hear.

The restaurant is in Collierville on Merchants Park Circle in the Shops of Carriage Crossing, behind Dillard's.

I ordered something called the Smothered Chicken and it was great. It was a grilled chicken breast smothered in onions, mushroom, and cheese, and came with a side item (I ordered a loaded baked potato) and also a small salad with what I believe was raspberry vinaigrette dressing.  Prices were about average for a bar and grill. The entree and drink was about $17.00 before tip.

My friend said he sings there most Tuesday nights if you want to check it out. Jamie Baker Music




Friday, April 13, 2018

Alfred's on Beale, Memphis, TN

Alfred's

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Alfred's is a bar on Beale, at the corner of South B.B. King Boulevard. I play trumpet, and from time to time, I sit in with the Memphis Jazz Orchestra which plays there most Sunday nights at 6:00 PM. I've had a few of their appetizers, but this past Sunday night I had the cheese and sausage plate, and I have to say, it was literally the best I've had, and I've had some pretty good ones.

I don't drink alcohol to speak of, but they have great food and at least a few nights per month, they have live entertainment and there's usually no cover charge.

Their prices seem to be about average for a bar. The cheese plate, I believe is about $11.00 with tax.


Monday, April 9, 2018

Calypso's Buffet, Isle of Capri Casino, Lula, MS

Calypso

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Isle of Capri is a casino in Lula, MS on Highway 49, right by the bridge to cross over into Helena, AR. The casino used to be Tunica County and was called Lady Luck before it moved to its currently location.

I've been there several times and only eaten in the buffet a few times. The last time I was there, the buffet was lacking in quality to be honest, but I went there again this past Wednesday and it was pretty good. They only had a few items available, but what I got was well prepared.

I got a pork chop, a piece of fried fish, a piece of chicken, corn nuggets, green peas, macaroni and cheese, and sauteed mushrooms.

The service was also very good. We were there during the last 30 minutes they were open, but the waiter was great.

The casino also has a regular restaurant and a snack bar, both of which are really good too but I haven't been to either of those recently.

I had a comp for the buffet, but normally it's about $15.00 person I believe.





Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Baby Jack's BBQ, Bartlett, TN

Baby Jack's

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Baby Jack's is a BBQ shop. They have two locations, one in Bartlett and one in Arlington. I went to the location in Bartlett for lunch this past Friday because I had a coupon. It was really good. The portions were pretty large and there was plenty of food.

I got a barbecue sandwich with beans and fries, and my friend got a barbecue potato, which was huge.

I don't remember exactly how much it was. With the coupon, I think we spent $7 or $8 each.

To be honest, when I first walked in, I thought to myself, "Great. Another fast food BBQ joint" because it looked like a typical fast food place, but the food was great and it isn't really fast food, it's just a serve yourself sort of restaurant.

Highly recommended.


White Trolley Cafe, Corinth, MS

White Trolley

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White Trolley is a small cafe in Corinth, MS on Highway 72, east of Highway 45. They are a Corinth staple, known for their "slug burgers." I actually don't know what the are made of, but they are good. I have also heard them called "dough burgers."

I've been there a number of times, just not recently until this past week. For two burgers, fries, and a drink the total was less than $7.00. They only take cash, so don't try to pay with a credit card.


El Gallo Giro, Memphis, TN

El Gallo

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El Gallo is a small Mexican restaurant I found randomly because a friend of mine checked in there on Facebook. I decided to try it, and it was great! The prices are pretty incredibly. I got a quesadilla, drink, and large cheese dip and the total was less than $11.00 before tip. It would have been a couple of dollars cheaper if I had ordered the regular cheese dip.

I went there yesterday to try it out and was thoroughly impressed. Good food and great prices.

They are on Lamar between Getwell and Winchester. It's convenient for me because it's only a few minutes out of Southaven.

Highly recommended if you like Mexican food!


Renee's Sandwich Shop, Memphis, TN

Renee's

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Renee's is a small sandwich shop in Memphis on G.E. Patterson in downtown, just a couple of blocks east of S. Main. I've been there a number of times and it's always been really good. I normally I get a cheeseburger and onion rings. They have a spicy ketchup that they make in house that's pretty good too. I went there this past Tuesday morning, and it was good as always.

They open early, at 6:00 AM and close pretty early, at 3:30 PM every day except they are closed on Sunday. Prices are about average, the burger and onion rings, and a drink are around $9.00.

They seem to have a pretty good business, so lots of people of like it. I definitely recommend it.