Monday, March 24, 2014

{Life}: Foodie Memphis Spring Break.

This spring break I didn't go anywhere out of town - I'm traveling a lot for work this spring and was looking forward to some down time. So instead of spending money out of town, I decided to dedicate myself to visiting my favorite restaurants around Memphis and chronicling the journey.

We started out the weekend prior to spring break with some patio time at South of Beale:

Monday brought a date to Cafe Eclectic:

Tuesday we hit up the patio at Slider Inn:

Wednesday we lunched at Fino's:

Wednesday dinner meant Central BBQ (Downtown location):

Thursday was a treat. Every Lent my church, Calvary Episcopal, puts on the Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop. My mom and I went to hear Becca Stephens, founder of Magdalene House and Thistle Farms, and ate at the Waffle Shop afterwards.

 At Waffle Shop you sit at community tables, the wait staff are all volunteers, and the recipes have been around for 90+ years. I got the spaghetti, my mom got the chicken salad. Desserts are a must - I got fudge pie, she got Boston cream pie, and my pal Ellen got peppermint ice cream.

As if fudge pie and spaghetti wasn't enough, Thursday night Jake and I went on a little mini Downtown restaurant crawl. We started at Local on their patio for drinks and appetizers.

The bar fries at Local are a must.

We also tried the fried pickles for the first time and I'm officially hooked. I happen to be a fried pickle connoisseur  and these are legit:

For the main course, we walked across the street to Aldo's for a vodka pepperoni pie. It is heavenly.

Friday for lunch we went to Chiwawa where the majority of my meal consisted of these amazing papas fritas (fries with cheese on top and a siracha ketchup). I also got the elote (corn with cheese) but it was so delicious it was gone before I remembered to snap a pic. Also - shout out to Chiwawa for holding my purse at the bar for two hours before I remembered that I left it. Super awesome service there!

Saturday we got our Mexican fix at Las Delicias:

Finally, Saturday night ended our break with our home away from home, Garabaldi's Pizza.

And that's how I ate my way through spring break... Luckily I love Zumba at the Kroc so I was able to counter the food with some aerobic exercise and somehow didn't gain any weight.

So, if you took a gastric tour of Memphis restaurants, where would you go? What did I miss?

In food and fun,

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Ariane said...

3 angels diner (a new fav!)
Old Venice Pizza Co.
One and only BBQ
Pie Folks

Alyssa said...

You went to all of my favorite (downtown) places... Central, Local, anddddd Aldo's!! I MUST try the fried pickles next time I'm there!


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