Category Archives: Walkin’ in Memphis

The Ultimate Guide of Where to Eat in Memphis

When we found out we were pregnant, we decided to do all the things that people say you aren’t able to do (at least as easily) once you have kids. One of those things is to eat out. So we picked our favorite places and made sure to eat at them all. Which made me realize that I should share all these amazing places with you guys! So if you are in Memphis and looking for some awesome food, here’s a little guide! Each one is linked to a blog post with more pictures and information.

corky's ribs

BBQ Ribs: Corky’s

Showboat BBQ
BBQ Sandwich: Showboat BBQ

rendezvous
BBQ Nachos: Rendezvous (but don’t bother going to the restaurant – the line is always long because it’s a touristy spot. Instead, get these at any event you attend at the Fed Ex Forum or at the Red Birds Stadium).

las delicias guacamole

Mexican: Las Delicias (all their food is awesome, but the guac is a MUST here!)

rock 'n dough pizza

Pizza: Rock ‘n Doughย (the Ridgeway location is closed now, but we really like their Germantown location!)

ciao bella

Italian: Ciao Bella

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Sushi: Tokyo Grill (their sushi is awesome both in restaurant and to-go!)

tycoon (4)

Pho & Chinese Food: Tycoon

kookamonga

Burgers: Kooky Canuck’s (the 7 pound burger is what they are famous for and it’s definitely fun to order, but their other burgers are super awesome too!)

celtic crossing fish 'n chips

Fish ‘n Chips: Celtic Crossing

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Middle Eastern: Casablanca

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Mediterranean/Greek: Zam Zamz

majestic ribeye steak

Steak: The Majestic Grille

the mempho

Best Sandwich: Patrick’s (get the Mempho! It’s awesome!)

brother juniper's

Breakfast: Brother Juniper’s

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Pancakes: Staks

Putting this post together has made me so hungry, haha! Memphis is full of incredible food, my friends!

Love Rach

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The Elvis Sandwich

Have you guys heard of this? It’s a simple concept: a peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich. Apparently it was Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich combination {I mean, Wikipedia said so, therefore it must be true}. I’m not sure why it took us so long to try this out, but oh-my-wow, it is GOOD!

The Elvis SandwichTwo slices of buttered thick Italian bread topped with sugar and cinnamon. Filled with peanut butter, banana, and bacon and grilled to perfection.

The Elvis Sandwich ChocolateCan also be topped with a drizzle of chocolate syrup

The Elvis Sandwich SyrupOr even drenched in maple syrup

I can’t even begin to tell you how good this was. I mean, I love all the components to this sandwich and they really go together surprisingly well. I will say, this was super rich tasting so neither Christopher nor I were able to eat more than one, but oh my, it is tasty! Christopher loved it so much that he posted a picture of it to his Facebook wall which is saying a lot since he seldom uses Facebook. He called it a “magnificent, celestial sandwich.”ย So really, trust us, you should try this. ๐Ÿ™‚
Love Rach

Celtic Crossing

When we first moved to Memphis nearly five years ago, we lived in an apartment on my grad school campus and immediately fell into a great group of friends from our complex.

grad school friends

Since then, jobs and PhD programs took our grad school friends far away, but we had a solid 2 years of great times together. And many of those great times took place at a pub called Celtic Crossing. ๐Ÿ™‚

celtic crossingThis is actually us at Celtic Crossing. ๐Ÿ™‚

So why do we love Celtic Crossing so much? Well for one thing, they have 2 for 1 fish ‘n chips on Tuesday nights. And they just so happen to be the BEST fish ‘n chips we’ve ever had!

celtic crossing fish 'n chipsI haven’t been to the United Kingdom so I can’t say that these are the best in the world, but of all the places we’ve tried in Memphis, this is definitely our favorite! Plus, 2 for 1 on Tuesdays! TWO FOR ONE! It’s fabulous. ๐Ÿ˜€

appetizersAlso, if you show up before 6pm you get HALF PRICE appetizers! So we would always arrive at 5:30pm on Tuesday so we got our half price appetizers with our 2 for 1 dinner. What can I say? We were poor grad students. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We’ve tried several of the appetizers. The bruschetta is unbelievably delicious (pictured at the top)! Also pictured here are the Delicious Dublin Duo (shrimp wrapped in bacon), Potato Skins (also SO good), and Fried Potato Balls (they don’t have these on the current menu, though).

As a heads up, this is a pub which means you have be 21 to enter even if you don’t plan to drink. And if you, like me, look 16 then will definitely ID you so don’t forget that ID! And since this is a pub the inside is pretty smokey, but they have great live music in the evenings that helps make up for it. They also have patio seating which is our favorite when the weather is nice. We don’t smoke or drink so we prefer to be outside where the “pub smells” aren’t quite as overwhelming.

So the moral of this story: Go to Celtic Crossing at 5:30pm on Tuesday for 2 for 1 Fish ‘n Chips and 1/2 price appetizers. Bring friends and your ID! Sit on the patio if it’s nice weather and enjoy the live music! ๐Ÿ™‚

Celtic Crossing on Urbanspoon
Celtic Crossing on Foodio54

Love Rach

Jerusalem Market and Challah Bread

For those who don’t know, Purim begins this evening and goes through tomorrow. Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the story of Esther (a Jewish girl who became queen) who saved the Jewish race from extermination. You can read about the story in the book of Esther (in the Bible) or read about Purim here. Neither Christopher or I are Jewish by race, but as Christians we really enjoy learning more about the Jewish roots to our faith. ๐Ÿ™‚ย In honor of this Jewish holiday, I made my favorite Jewish recipe: Challah Bread!

challahย challah(recipe from AllRecipes.com)

And since we will be busy all day tomorrow, we decided to celebrate Purim today by reading the story of Esther and going out for some Middle Eastern eats at the Jerusalem Market! ๐Ÿ™‚

jerusalem marketย From the outside

jerusalem market

They brought us a huge basket of pitas to snack on while we waited on our food. They were warm and fresh and absolutely delicious! They also brought us olives and pickled cucumbers which Christopher particularly enjoyed. We ordered four balls of falafel at 25 cents each just to try. But our real meal was…

jerusalem market

Christopher got the Chickenย Shawarma and I got the Lamb Shish Kabob in a pita. They were both absolutely excellent. Our waitress told us that the chicken shawarma is the most requested item and we can definitely understand why. It was delicious!

menu(click on photo for better quality)

And did I mention how inexpensive this place is? Less than $5 for each of our pitas stuffed with all kinds of deliciousness. ๐Ÿ™‚

jerusalem market

The restaurant is connected to a market that sells all kinds of interesting Middle Eastern foods. It was fun to just walk through and explore everything. ๐Ÿ™‚

baklava

And it’s a good thing we walked through the Market because they had a pan of freshly made baklava that called Christopher’s name. He said it was sweet and excellent. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jerusalem Market on Urbanspoon
Jerusalem Market & Restaurant on Foodio54

“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” – Esther 4:14

Love Rach