Please note, I travelled with two of my kids, Jessie and Sam, as well as my sister Esther and her son Michael. This post is not endorsed by the Monday Morning Cooking Club, they have just allowed me to post my travels through this platform. Lisa x. It was the home of Elvis Presley and his estate, Gracelandis well worth a visit.
You can GetRiverFit along the Mississippi River, under the watchful gaze of comforting or not blue light video cameras provided by the Memphis Police Force. Along that same path, you can walk all the way to the biggest we imagine hunting, fishing and camping store in the world: Bass Pro in the Pyramid.
Camouflage gear, rifles and hand guns and much much more. Definitely worth a look.
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You will most probably eat biscuits and gravy, cheesy grits, dry rub chicken wings, smoky succulent pork ribs dry or wet i. S civil rights movement from the beginning of slavery to the current day, located at the Lorraine Hotel where Martin Luther King Jr was gunned down.
The museum is conveniently right next door to Central BBQ, our 1 place for wet ribs. Try saying that with a mouthful of ribs. Trust me.
It is only a 3. And be prepared to be full and busy. Overnight at the Peabody and avoid the duck show. We stayed at the Peabody Hotel. Great location, inner city hotel. Good gym and indoor pool, nice lobby bar definitely avoid during the duck parade and large, lovely rooms which were much nicer than the not-so-lovely bathrooms.
Line up, help yourself to drinks and enjoy that food. And we loved the pecan pancakes, blueberry pancakes and the sampler pate with eggs any way, bacon, ham, sausage, pork chop, biscuits, grits and gravy. Chicken is soaked in buttermilk before being coated and fried, and has a not-too-thick-but-perfectly-crisp crusty skin.
Our favourite sides were baked beans, mac n cheese and a really good slaw reminiscent of KFC. Best Brunch at Hog and Hominy. We started with the really good and seriously spicy Bloody Mary and followed it with The Gut Bomb — scrambled egg, pepper jack cheese, bacon and grits on a rustic and delicious biscuit. Skip dessert and head somewhere else. How about vanilla with vanilla buttercream, prozac chocolate on chocolatered velvet with cream cheese, carrot cake with cream cheese or mocha?
Sounding like your type of place? Central BBQ. Try the BBQ nachos with jalapenos, the wet and dry chicken wings, slaw, mac n cheese.
The highlight was the whole slab wet of ribs with slaw and mac n cheese. You might want to visit a couple of times for those. Farmers Market. Memphis Farmers Market — small but nice.
We loved the cheddar flavoured Wolf River popcorn which we snacked on all the way to Nashvillea fabulous pumpkin scone and the jars of home made chow chow. The wet ribs were great, the slaw just like KFC and a nice potato salad.
And a reasonable sweet potato pie. Really nice all rounder. Great service and family restaurant vibe. We liked. We really enjoyed the sandwich — although it was definitely chopped and not pulled — and the slaw was just too mustardy and bright yellow for us, great bbq sauce.
The ribs wet, pre-cut were different to the others. They were not served in the slab but cut into individual ribs and piled up and the meat was more juicy and succulent than some of the others. Delicious but not our absolute best.
Cozy Corner — We went for the Cornish hens and stayed for the rib tips. This is a room with two service counter one for Cozy Corner and one for an ice cream shop I think and a few tables on the side of a large highway about 45 minutes walk from town. Sadly they had run out of Cornish hens tip: get in early but the rib tips smothered in sweet wet bbq sauce were just so delicious.
The area was dodgy AF! And the Cornish hens are supposed to be the best. Automatic Slims for Martinis — great selection but average martinis. Forgot the vodka? Majestic Grille — biscuits, bloody Mary, reasonable french toast. The Arcade — sweet potato pancakes, beignets, fried pb and banana sandwich, biscuits. Jul They will each cook a recipe from their repertoires - one savoury, one sweet, both delectable. Swipe on to find the full list of ingredients. Way more.
From sun studio to the graceland mansion, memphis is a rock 'n roll town. but the city is good for so much more than just it's music and these inspired recipes prove it.
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