Parkway Tavern & Bakery, New Orleans
Best breakfast in Memphis: Brother Juniper’s. The “Hungry Tiger” is a bed of home fries under a heap of meat and three different cheeses with tomatoes and green onions. Worth the wait and the weight.
3519 Walker Ave.
Memphis TN 38111
Big Bad Breakfast, Oxford MS.
I love Oxford’s quirky, unapologetic Southern-ness. I love how it’s only an hour southeast of Memphis yet it feels like a different world.
We’ve all got one. That desk drawer full of plastic utensils, ketchup packets, tea bags and takeout menus. Some of us may have a lil’ snack stash for “emergencies.”
So what do you do when you leave your job? Do you dump the contents of your drawer? Do you toss the edibles and leave the menus? Do you leave it all behind — after all, you worked hard to collect all those flavors of Taco Bell sauce?
Santorini lamb salad: Romaine lettuce, mixed baby greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, artichoke hearts, garbanzo beans, red onions, roasted red peppers, feta cheese and lamb
Rated among the best Nashville-style hot chicken.
Prince’s Hot Chicken
23 Ewing Dr #3, Nashville, TN 37207
Phone: (615) 226-9442
Cubano with Brussels sprouts from a New Orleans lunchtime favorite. Recently they doubled the space and it’s still just as packed - for good reason.
930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans LA 70130
Growing up, family trips to Deanie’s meant two things: waiting forever for a table and getting full on boiled potatoes and crab balls. Some 20-plus years later they’re as delicious (shown here as part of the “crab duo”) as I remembered.
841 Iberville (French Quarter) or 713 Lake Ave (Bucktown)
When the weather allows it, I like to eat at the food trucks that line up in the Ridgeway Center office park. There are some big companies in that loop, with lots of employees. Some folks still don’t get it: every time I go some lady is asking for something that’s not on the day’s menu. “But y’all had it last time!” But I love that the trucks are reaching beyond the typical foodie/hipster scene. It’s the only way they’ll endure.
Shown here, fish tacos from Tamale Trolley and a steak kabob and fries from Stickem. You can follow both on Twitter: @TamaleTrolley and @StickemFood. I also maintain a list of Memphis Food trucks that I try to keep as current as possible.
"Penn Station" sandwich from Fino’s! AMAZING.
Fino’s from the Hill
1853 Madison Ave
Memphis TN 38104