Just wolfed down a crawfish po-boy from Soul Fish Cafe. Oh yes.
Gulf shrimp tortuga and cantaloupe agua fresca from Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana in Germantown, TN.
Everything is amazing at this place.
First time trying Sweden Kream — I’d heard great things about their burgers, but I’m just never in that part of town. We got the cheeseburger, wings and two Hawaiian shave ices for about $11. The menu is big, but everything is made to order.
Wings had a smoky flavor and all the burger hype was totally warranted. Between here, Dixie Queen and Tops there’s no reason to get a burger from a fast-food chain. Next time I think I’ll try a shake.
Chocolate-bacon chip pancakes from The Pancake Shop, submitted by Carter. These have been on the menu at the 24-hour breakfast joint long before bacon became “trendy.”
The Pancake Shop
4838 Summer Ave.
Memphis, TN 38122
Memphis Pizza Café wins “Best Pizza” in just about every “Best of Memphis” poll every year.
But my favorite thing on the menu? This here ham sandwich. Thin sliced ham on a toasted hoagie with lettuce, tomato, and melted provolone with mustard. Can’t beat it.
Here’s a special #imadethis brag: Pan-seared halibut with a medley of bell peppers, local okra and sweet corn.
I’d heard some raves about Tycoon: namely that their tom yum soup is the best in town. Craving noodles on a Saturday afternoon, I decided to check the place out.
Tycoon’s in a shopping center pretty close to the intersection of Kirby and Mt. Moriah in Hickory Hill. I think there’s a nail place next door and a convenience store a couple bays over. As I approached the front door I was overwhelmed by the smell of marijuana, so I think someone was smoking in a parked car. (Not one of the ones in the photo.)
There were a few people waiting for to-go orders when I walked in, but not an employee in sight. Unsure of what to do, I grabbed a to-go menu and sat down at one of the several empty tables. The “world famous” menu claims the “best Asian food in town.” “According to whom?” I wondered.
Several minutes passed before a young women walked up to the front counter and started changing the radio station. Finally she saw me and asked if I wanted to eat there or order to-go.
“Here,” I said. A man then brought me a leatherbound menu and asked me what I wanted to drink.
My husband and I decided to go pescetarian for June after a month of horrible eating habits (it’s called Memphis in May) so the famous tom yum was out of the question. I opted for an order of cold spring rolls and seafood soup.
The menu only said the seafood soup had shrimp, scallops and crabmeat so I was pretty surprised when my bowl arrived full of squid, octopus, mussels and… “crabmeat.”
I spit out the first bite of “crabmeat” I had and picked out the rest. It was spongy like tofu and the purplish color looked painted-on. I know restaurants use imitation crab but I’m not sure what that stuff was other than “yuck.”
Other than that, though, the soup was good. So were the spring rolls.
My bill came to $15 which I’d say is pretty reasonable for a drink, spring rolls and a huge bowl of noodle soup. Tycoon is open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. most days and they deliver to “most of East Memphis and Germantown.”
Tycoon Noodle Shop
3307 Kirby Pkwy
Memphis, TN 38115
Pollo, pastor and camaron tacos from Los Comales in Memphis
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Carne asana, pastor and carnitas tacos from Oscar’s Taco Shop, a Nashville-area chain.
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This is pretty cool. It tracks your physical location and uses Google Maps to find and suggest places to eat nearby. Sure, Yelp and Urbanspoon do this too, but this is just so much more assertive.