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The girl can’t help it


(via Wish You Were Here: Memphis Airport’s BBQ-palooza


When the weather allows it, I like to eat at the food trucks that line up in the Ridgeway Center office park. There are some big companies in that loop, with lots of employees. Some folks still don’t get it: every time I go some lady is asking for something that’s not on the day’s menu. “But y’all had it last time!” But I love that the trucks are reaching beyond the typical foodie/hipster scene. It’s the only way they’ll endure.

Shown here, fish tacos from Tamale Trolley and a steak kabob and fries from Stickem. You can follow both on Twitter: @TamaleTrolley and @StickemFood. I also maintain a list of Memphis Food trucks that I try to keep as current as possible.



Homemade beef stew #lunchbrag

Homemade beef stew #lunchbrag



"Penn Station" sandwich from Fino’s! AMAZING.

"Penn Station" sandwich from Fino’s! AMAZING.



Save the Sub Shop! OCCUPY HARD BREAD (Taken with Instagram)

Save the Sub Shop! OCCUPY HARD BREAD (Taken with Instagram)



There’s a little grassroots campaign under way to bring Whataburger to Memphis. When I heard  about it, I thought, “Just one more place to drive past on my way to Tops.” Cheeseburger combo, mustard no mayo, root beer. Every single time.

There’s a little grassroots campaign under way to bring Whataburger to Memphis. When I heard about it, I thought, “Just one more place to drive past on my way to Tops.” Cheeseburger combo, mustard no mayo, root beer. Every single time.



Chicago Heat from Raffe’s Deli in Memphis. If you’re into sandwiches that make you sweat, you’ll love this one.

Chicago Heat from Raffe’s Deli in Memphis. If you’re into sandwiches that make you sweat, you’ll love this one.



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Crawfish Tempura with wasabi aioli from Chiba

nolafoodporn:

Crawfish Tempura with wasabi aioli from Chiba



So I was meeting with my friend Kerry about a project we’re working on, when the topic of adventurous lunches came up. I’d mentioned that I’ve been on a mission to “make lunch count” on my rare days off, and she suggested I check out Chow Time. (You can read about her Chow TIme experience here.)

It’s a combination Chinese/soul food buffet close to the Tennessee/Mississippi state line. And it’s really, really cheap. So cheap that you don’t expect the food to be even edible.

But to my surprise, a lot of it was. Some, I’d even say, was “pretty good.”

I went alone. I was escorted to my table by some kind of security officer, and a server quickly arrived to take my drink order. 

"I’ll have a Diet Coke," I said, not because I was trying to be ironic but because it’s what I prefer. 

Chow Time carries Pepsi products. I told her Diet Pepsi was fine and my drink was on the table when I returned from the ”Southern Home Cookin’” station. 

The soul food station had more choices than the Chinese — like neckbones, pigs feet, and other stuff I steer clear of. The Chinese bar was pretty standard, with options similar to the New Hunan buffet by my house.

I ate a lot more of my first plate than my second. But I couldn’t figure out whether it was because I liked the soul food better, or because I was full.

So I went to check out the desserts. Honestly, this was my favorite part. I was NOT expecting mini napoleons! The carrot cake was tasty too. But to my disappointment I found no “I ate at Chow Time and lived to blog about it” T-shirts for sale.

Chow Time
4207 Hacks Cross Rd
Memphis, TN 38125
901.737.8272 
Chow Time Buffet & Grill on Urbanspoon



Garlic chicken pizza from Memphis Pizza Café!

Garlic chicken pizza from Memphis Pizza Café!



Catfish with seasoned fries and fried green tomatoes from Bosses in Memphis. The tomatoes are pickled so they’ve got a sweetness to them that makes them really unique.

Bosses
5030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117 
Bosses on Urbanspoon



Emerald Thai’s $6.99 lunch menu. Thirteen entrees, and all but one comes with a choice of soup or spring roll and a side of steamed rice. Shrimp costs $2.50 extra but totally worth it. The tom yum was awesome. And they serve beer!

Emerald Thai Restaurant
5699 Mt. Moriah
Memphis, TN 38115 
901.367.2827 
Emerald Thai Restaurant & Bar on Urbanspoon



#breakfastbrag #bacon (Taken with Instagram)

#breakfastbrag #bacon (Taken with Instagram)