BTW, Elliots does (and has for years) have a tip jar by the cash register.
Thank god they finally got a German place closer than Collierville. Will definitely try it. Hope they have wienerschnitzal (sp)? Billious
If there were no demand/market, there would not be so many of them. Next time you're out and about go check the Saturday morning crowds at Central Station and First Congo. The fact that local restaurants (not national chains) shop for seasonal goods might be a clue. Also, the MCS central kitchen has gotten into the habit of locally produced veggies. And like Jamie Outlaw I too am not a fan of sending money to Cincinnati (Kroger) or Bentonville (Walmart).
Susan, We need pics !!!!!
What's up with all the negativity on this thread? You folks sound like elitists who couldn't be pleased with a pleasing machine! I, personally, am delighted to have this new store near my neighborhood. I've had some great experiences with Kroger employees, too. Don't paint with such a broad brush. Every company has losers who somehow get hired, but look around and you'll find the winners outnumber them 10 to 1. For once a company isn't leaving Memphis. Think about that.
I shop at the Farmers' markets because they are infinitely superior to Kroger et. al. It also ensures that the money I pay for the produce goes directly to the farmers rather than Kroger's corporate coffers with a few pennies going to the farmers (who in most cases are in a foreign country)
This is rather like arguing with the dog, but I'll go ahead and say, last time I checked, Kroger and Walmart don't sell corn, beans, and peas by the bushel. Some of us visit the farmer's market to buy in bulk to put up vegetables for the winter.
My canner has a permanent spot in the kitchen from mid June to late July.
LOL, bunch of folks with more money that sense, you can get the same products for half the price at Kroger, Easy Way or Walmart. It's all about wanna be hipsters and yuppies putting on their name brand clothes and parading around trying to impress each other with how cool they are. Laughable.
You are going to love the South Memphis Green Grocery/Farmers Market. Another collaborative of Saint Andrew A.M.E. Church and The Works Incorporated. Demonstration Kitchen with the all the bells and whistles to teach healthy menu planning and food preparation/preservation. Bravo Zulu to Rashon, Curtis, Rev. Robinson, and "The Saint" for standing fast, and having vision!
I'm very glad that the Cooper Young Community Farmers Market is open YEAR ROUND. Thanks everyone!
I lived around the corner and remember the restaurant opening "a little more than a year ago" which makes the photo above with "Est. 1986" more than a little misleading. That date alone juxtaposed with mention of wifi below makes my head spin. Is 1986 the date when the Grawemeyers put down their real estate roots in S. Main? Nonetheless, it's misleading to diners. I wish them the best of luck with the new focus on German fare.
New Kroger in Poplar Plaza, but same lack of service. One person staffing the Customer Service Desk, no managers easily identifiable at the front of the store, dining area already not kept clean, and food from the "cafeteria" line mediocre at best. The dining area is now the break room for the employees.
What's up with the HUGE olive bar? Why not have olives AND a selection of tasty prepared food?
The ambiance of the store is underwhelming. I now feel like I am grocery shopping in a Walmart.
If you want a good glass of milk this is it. Rock Springs Dairy has the best milk I have had in many years. I love the non homogenized cream line milk. This takes me back to when I was a child and milk was delivered to our house by the milkman. Back then the milk was called "cream top" and my Mom always told me to shake the milk up before I pore it into a glass.
This restaurant is nice and was packed each time I went to visit. The food is good, but IMHO, it's too expensive for what you get. I left hungry each time and that included the freebies that I got when the kitchen goofed up. The quesadillas were underwhelming for their size and what's in them. When I opened one up, the first thing that ran through my mind was "that's it? I guess the cheese is what is causing everything else to stick to the tortilla.." If you visit Chihuahua, you'll find that their montados (queadillas just have cheese) are huge, stuffed with meat, peppers, and tons of heavenly smooth white Menonita cheese. Also, the Chihuahense refer to hot dogs as dogos, not "perros calientes" (as one amigo put it, "if that was on the menu, no one would buy them because Mexicans don't eat perros"). For half the price, one could get much better examples of each just about anywhere on Summer, Macon, and Jackson. BTW, they need to get a native speaker to fix the Spanish grammatical errors on the menu.
But, it is what it is: a place for Midtowners to drink and possibly lighten their wallet on some snacks. I wish them well.
That looks delicious.
I agree with most of the anti posts. I HATE the automatic checkout and the rudeness to handicappers. Only employee I have ever had help me after 10 pm is Charles at the Summer Kroger. When Kroger bought out Schnucks on Union I went into a massive state of depression. Hell I usta shop there when it was Seesels.
I went to his class it was awesome: http://nicktoday.com/jacks-old-south-schoo…
Where was this pic taken? It looks great!
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Chiwawa. It was just so stunning the way it lights up Madison. Kudos to the owners! The food was good too.
I can't wait to try it out! What's better than a patio and margaritas!?...hotdogs, a patio, and margaritas. :) bring on the warm weather!
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