Enter Casa Perez.
My name is Stacey Greenberg, and I am a Flying Fishaholic. It’s been three days since my last order of grilled shrimp ka-bobs. Seriously, if I don’t get my Flying Fish fix, I get the shakes. (Shimmies?)
I affectionately refer to the "Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp" at Cafe Ole as the "double-flesh combo." It's pretty much the most un-kosher thing a nice Jewish girl could eat, but that hasn't stopped me yet.
The Hi-Tone Cafe recently expanded its hours to include lunch. The lunch menu is the same as the dinner menu with the addition of a rockin' pizza buffet. There are no hot plates or heat lamps at this buffet. Each slice is made to order, and you can order as many as you like.
I happened upon the following tweet from @pricetedwards last week:
"If you are in Memphis, you must get the pumpkin donut from Gibson's. Best piece of fried dough that I have ever had."
One of my favorite rolls at Sekisui Pacific Rim isn’t actually on the sushi menu. The Stop, Drop, and Roll is listed as an appetizer — most likely due to the fact that it contains neither seaweed nor rice. Yellow fin tuna, avocado, cucumber, and romaine lettuce are wrapped in rice paper, sprinkled with cayenne pepper, and served standing in a puddle of ponzu sauce (made from soy, lemon juice, and rice wine vinegar). Believe it or not, what holds this roll together is mayonnaise. Yes, mayonnaise. But not just any mayo. It’s Kewpie, a special, Japanese variety often found in Sekisui’s rolls. The “mouth feel” is magnificent. The crispiness of the romaine and cucumber superbly balances the delicious squish of the avocado and melt-in-your-mouth premium tuna. The cayenne pepper gives this wrap a fiery touch, hence the reference to fire safety in the roll’s name. Feel free to treat the ponzu sauce as your personal fire extinguisher.
The first-time visitor to Yang’s Deli on Summer will no doubt be overwhelmed by the choices. The extensive menu features a variety of subs, salads, fried delights, and Chinese food. The chaotic interior is filled with plastic-coated pictures of everything from fried shrimp baskets to shrimp lo mein. I certainly found myself at a loss when presented with so many options.
The Flyer is archiving its "Recommended Dishes." This RD is from March 2008.
Sekisui Pacific Rim is my favorite restaurant in Memphis for many reasons. I love the glass-encased waterfall, the remix dance anthems, the Kill Bill poster in the women's bathroom, and the sushi bar that serves "Ocean Pyramid" until 1 a.m. on weekends. But despite all these extras, nothing brings me back more often than the restaurant's house salad: hearts of romaine in bite-size pieces, jumbo lump crab meat, and crunchy rice noodles tossed with ginger vinaigrette that is so good you want to lick the bowl for every last drop. The ample serving is enough for a meal, and, at $5.95, you can afford to order a second martini.
We're working on archiving our Recommended Dishes. This "RD" is from June 2006.
Just a few months ago, scientists discovered that the surface of Mars is much colder than they had previously thought. And, just seconds ago, I discovered that the Tofu Pad Prik at Shang Hai Oriental Restaurant — a stir fry of tofu, green onions, peppers, and Thai spices — is much hotter than I had previously thought.