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24 hours in Nashville

YES, Definitely save BBQ for Memphis. Nashville is not known for BBQ, Memphis IS.

Feb 23, 2011
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Boiled Peanuts--Nashville area?

I recall seeing some for sale at an Exxon station in Dickson right off the I-40 exit on the left..

Nov 22, 2010
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Fried Green Tomatoes and Fried Chicken

In Memphis, actually Collierville, you must try the fried green tomatos at Southern Hands in Collierville. Check the hours though--they're kinda funky. But the fried green tomatos are the real deal--to die for! Fried chicken is great too, as is the catfsh.

Nov 02, 2010
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Mexican In Nashvillle/Brentwood

Looking for GOOD Mexican in Nashville, Preferably Brentwood and not a chain. MUST have GREAT Margaritas--even if you have to ask them to customize it. Suggestions? Thanks

May 26, 2010
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Looking for Jewish Deli in Nashville

Looking for Jewish Deli (or at least a New York style or "kosher style" deli) in Nashville. No chains like Jason's or Jimmy John's--looking for a local mom & pop or someplace in that vain. Looking for Matzoh balls, knishes, gefilte fish, tongue, lox, etc. Any suggestions?

Apr 24, 2010
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Memphis Christmas Day Openings

Anyone know any restaurants that will be open in Memphis on Christmas Day. There are usually a handful--mostly in East Memphis. I know a few Chinese restaurants will be open. Looking for additional ones. Thanks much!

Dec 14, 2009
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DimSum in Memphis

I believe Asian Palace at Covington Pike & Stage has a Sunday Dim Sum. I understand it's excellent.

Jul 27, 2009
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And you can't miss with either Goldberg's or Marietta Diner--either one for breakfast. EXCELENT! And when in Memphis Brother Juniper's is a must-visit for breakfast. And don't forget about Jarrett's in Memphis for dinner either.

Jul 22, 2009
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Sunday breakfast in Memphis?

Ditto on Brother Juniper's. It's NOT to be missed!

Jul 13, 2009
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Nashville to Memphis: where to stop

Pretty much off the subject, but somewhat related...Does anyone remember a restaurant on I-40 about 40 miles east of Memphis between Memphis and Nashville called Drexel's? I remember going there in the early '70's. It was very much like a Stuckey's.
Also for breakfast I highly recommend Brother Juniper's.

Sep 29, 2008
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Visiting Memphis. Need restaurant rec near Wolfchase Galleria pls.

Try King Biscuit Diner on Dexter just west of Germantown Parkway. Just a couple of miles south of the mall. Very good--specially for breakfast, which is served till 4 pm on weekends.

Jul 25, 2008
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Breakfast in Memphis

For lunch or dinner, try Big Foot Lodge. It's right across the street from the Peabody on 2nd street. Pretty yummy.

Jan 25, 2008
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Minnesota Girls in Memphis

For breakfast, Brother Juniper's is a MUST. Bryant's is good too. Don't bother with Blue Plate cafe--very average in my opinion. King Biscuit Diner in Cordova is excellent also.
For a dinner, try Big Foot Lodge--downtown on 2nd street across from The Peabody.
BBQ/Ribs? Rendezvous is just a tourist trap. It's just the novelty of it that's the draw. Although they don't do ribs, I still think the best BBQ is Tops BBQ.
For a really excellent meal, if you're not afraid of the price, Jarrett's is the place! Great seafood, bistro type place. A little pricey but not at all stuffy.

Aug 14, 2007
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Hidden breakfast gems in the Atlanta area??

I don't know how hidden it is, but Goldberg's is fantastic!!

Jul 20, 2007
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Memphis Dining

So here's a question. Is it just me or does it seem like every restaurant in Memphis--chain, locally owned, and the "nice" restaurants included--is exceptionally loud? It seems to me no matter where I go, you end up practically yelling at the person across the table. It just seems most restaurant environments in Memphis are loud and rude. Or at least the diners are. It seems to feed on itself and get louder and louder making it an unpleasant experience.
Is this just a Memphis thing (as so many things are) or is it more universal and have I led a sheltered life?
Thoughts? Comments?

Jul 19, 2007
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Dining in Memphis/Cordova area

Several great places. Come chain, some local.
Yia Yia's in Germantown is great. J. ALexander's in Cordova. King Biscuit Diner--great breakfast as well as dinner. For Mexican, try a place called My Favorite Place--Dennis the owner is fantastic and the food is really good.
In East Memphis Jarrett's is really great. Tons of great places in Midtown in the Cooper Young area.

Jul 12, 2007
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Decent Italian in Memphis?

Try Corealle's Brooklyn Bridge at Poplar & Kirby out east. Great family and great family Italian food.
As far as chain places, Carrabba's is about the best of the chains in my opinion.
Also, there are several "Grisanti's" In Memphis. Frank's, Ronnie's, as well as Elfo's and Bola Pasta, etc. They're not all the same.

Jun 14, 2007
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Atlanta, GA Dining Suggestions????

Two of my favorites, although somewhat at opposite ends of the spectrum, are Canoe for white table cloth dining--Fabulous fishes...and Marietta Diner, great somewhat upscale real diner with REALLY good food.

Jun 06, 2007
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Memphis-Friday Night

You can't go wrong with Jarrett's. Not a seafood restaurant by any means, but Rick Farmer does amazing things with fish and seafood. Superb!
And oddly enough, even though it's a chain restaurant, Amerigo is really good. They do an excellent cedar plank sea bass.

Jun 06, 2007
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Where to eat in Germantown, Tennessee and Kingsport Tennessee

Germantown Commisary--probably one of the top 3 bbq places in Memphis.
Jarrett's is also oh so excellent.
Yia Yia's in Saddle Creek in Germantown is also excellent.
If you like Mexican, Salsa in The Regalia at Poplar & Ridgeway is quite tasty. Just a few miles west of Germantown on Poplar.

Apr 30, 2007
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St. Louis Candy Store

YES! That was it. Mavrakos! I knew I'd remember it when I saw it. Too bad they no longer exist.
Thanks everyone for the help.

Apr 13, 2007
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Visiting Alanta...where should I......

Have been to Atlanta several times. My favorite places are Canoe (somewhat upscale), Marietta Diner (great diner), and Goldberg's Deli (great kosher style). Oh and Copeland's is good too.
I'm not sure where they all are in relation to where you'll be since I don't know my way around the city, but I highly reccomend them all.

Apr 11, 2007
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Emeril In Memphis?

Anyone heard anything about Emeril opening a restaurant in Memphis--probably downtown? I heard talk about it a couple of years ago (pre-Katrina) but have not heard any more about it. Wondering if it's still in the works or if it's been shelved.

Apr 11, 2007
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St. Louis Candy Store

No that's not it. I'll know it instantly when I hear it. (It was a long long time ago!)
But thanks anyway.

Apr 11, 2007
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St. Louis Candy Store

Looking for the name of a candy store in St. Louis. (I know--big town!)
Don't know if they even exist anymore. Years ago (back in the '60's) my Dad used to travel to St. Louis and bring candy back this heavenly candy. It was like chocolate covered honeycomb--kind of in small bricks or chuncks. I can't remember the name of the candy or the store. Would love to know if anyone knows what I'm talking about. And if they're still around. Would love to try to order some and relive the old days!!

Apr 11, 2007
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suggestions for dinner in atlanta?

Don't know Atlanta that well as far as transportation or relation to the airport, but 2 of my favorites are Canoe and, oddly enough, Marietta Diner. Both Excellent!

Mar 20, 2007
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King Biscuit Diner-Memphis

On the northwest side of Dexter at Germantown Parkway in a small strip center.

Feb 21, 2007
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King Biscuit Diner-Memphis

Yes I'm afraid the image the name conjurs up doesn't match what they really are--the great quality of the food not whithstanding.
Ate there valentine's evening. Very good meal. AND they gave all the female diners a little gift bag which was a very nice customer-friendly treat.
The only drawback was the fact that the bartender was extremely loud and could be heard throughout the restaurant. Not the most palatable for a supposed quiet evening. It's like they're part sports bar, semi-upscale restaurant, late evening bar with dj's.
My personal feeling is that they should change the name, stick with the upscale feeling and continue to serve quality food and forget trying to be all things to all people.
And FYI-My understanding is that the same person who opened and owns Swanky's opened King Biscuit.
BUT having said all that, I will continue to go back. I really love the food. Breakfast rivals Brother Juniper's, albeit on a bit of a different scale. And the martinis are really good too.

Feb 20, 2007
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King Biscuit Diner-Memphis

Has anyone tried the new King Biscuit Diner in Memphis? Been there twice--once for breakfast and once for dinner. It's very very good. I recommend it highly. Any thoughts? It could be the next sleeper in Memphis.

Feb 07, 2007
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Hot Springs chow

There's always Coy's--another "institution".
I also agree with the statement of La Hacienda being so-so. Just average.

Oct 13, 2006
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