Look at Allan. One of my favorites. Would love to see you feature Jerry Deron from Neils. He's got a great life story
Glen, the cocktails are great! The food is NOT good. Let Jen cook and fix. Too many people are saying food is way below what 1912 should be presenting.
Hmm..it looks like The Pancake Shop on Summer Avenue, to me.
Busters here I come to load up on some Sassy Girl. One bumper please.
Says it right there on the ad: "It's all about the hustle."
Such honesty in advertising is refreshing.
Also Garibaldi's, PLEASE open a walk-in restaurant somewhere in East Memphis minus the frat styling. Nothing special, just quieter and larger for us geezer types. I'm tired of the take-out place on Yates, lovely as the staff is. Thanks!
We have BEGGED Windy City Grill of Hernando and Como, MS, to open a branch in East Memphis. The food is excellent a great selection of sandwiches, pasta, burgers (I don't eat burgers but I eat theirs!) and great pizza you don't have to have an offshore account to enjoy. The salads are phenomenal, ice cold plates and homemade (really) dressings. Until they do open a location in Memphis pleasepleaseplease it is totally worth the drive to Hernando. We understand that the steaks and chops are fabulous too!
West African Cuisine... for a city with such a large African-American population, there is no true African market here and the cuisine is underrepresented compared to other larger cities.
Bangkok Alley's Drunken Noodle
I miss the Tex-Mex in Nashville... I think Chiwawa kind of tried (and failed) at this. And we could use a really good ice cream place. Baskin Robbins is the go-to?? Growing up in St. Louis there was no shortage of frozen custard stands. Sweet Noshings is trying but something a little more accessible would be nice.
I would kill for a Jewish deli like Carnegie Deli or Katz's in NYC. And if they had schmaltz on the tables.... and Bialys. And pastrami. And reubens on Jewish rye with real 1000 island. And real matzoh balls. OMG.....
Taco Cabana or Taco Bueno.. good drive thru Mexican.
Someplace I can get liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
A really good diner with good burgers, great fries, and real milkshakes - but at actual diner prices. There are plenty of new burger places in town, but none of them have good fries (haven't tried Sear Shack yet - maybe they'll be good) and only a couple have milkshakes.
I was really excited when E's opened in some of the old CK's buildings. I thought they might fit the bill. But the food and service fell way short of my expectations. And they don't have milkshakes.
Echoing previous posters, and adding:
1. A genuine, authentic family Greek restaurant, with REAL Dolmades, not the glorified store-bought ones you see everywhere here. Homemade Pastisio, Grecian Chicken dishes, Avgolemono soup and sauce (for the Dolmades!), Moussaka, Lamb, etc.
2. A Kosher deli that can produce an at-least-decent bagel, and monster deli sandwiches. In-house produced pastrami, corned beef, and brisket, please. And don't forget the matzoh ball soup with big chunks of carrot too.
3. Maybe not a restaurant per se, but isn't about time that Memphis had it's very own gourmet cheese shop somewhere? Jeez, I have to special order Finlandia's Lappi cheese from iGourmet.com! Lappi cheese for Christ's sake! Aw come on!
I now return you to regular non-bourgeois programming.
Must be somebody who wants to be critical, but doesn't want people to know who they are... Who do we know around here like that?
Agree with earlier posts that we need a great NYC style kosher deli where one could get lox and bagels, pastrami/corned beef/brisket sandwiches and other true deli fare.
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