In the heart of midtown Memphis lies a hip intersection of beer, bites, and billiards at Young Avenue Deli. With a menu offering standard bar fare like onion rings, sandwiches, and pizza but this bar's specialty lies in its extensive beer selection. A diverse lineup of national and local touring acts such as El Dorado Rey and Grabass Chraleston's make this joint the place to be when good food, drinks, and music are on your agenda.
Located in a strip shopping center, Los Reyes offers generous servings of Mexican favorites at very reasonable prices. The beef and chicken fajitas are especially good you will find no stringy bits of meat here. Enchiladas and tamales are served with a thick meat sauce. All dinners are served with the eatery's excellent Spanish rice and refried beans and the creamy guacamole is highly recommended. Complimentary chips and salsa are served with meals. The atmosphere is casual.
This brewpub features several beers made on site, including Boscos Flaming Stone Beer, concocted using traditional German brewing techniques that give the beer its unique caramel character. Also on tap are India Pale Ale, Scottish Ale and various seasonal offerings. The specialty pizzas, such as the vegetarian, barbecue chicken and New York and Santa Fe varieties, are the best bets. Pastas, sandwiches, salads and grill items are also available. The Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip and the battered and fried calamari appetizers are especially good. The pub atmosphere offers casual dining plus an outdoor patio. On the weekend, try the Sunday jazz brunch.
Try this fun and interesting restaurant for a taste of local cuisine. The atmosphere, the friendly owner and the food combine for a down-home experience. Try the fried chicken, catfish, or fried green tomatoes. You will also find an array of salads and vegetables including turnip greens, mashed potatoes and green beans. Desserts include a rich bread pudding and German chocolate cake. A jungle motif provides an interesting and entertaining atmosphere, especially for the kids. The service is friendly and the owner is usually around to greet customers as they come in the door.
Known for its seafood, you can get such delights as lobster tails, fried catfish or chargrilled amberjack along with a variety of steaks and chicken dishes. Be sure to ask about the nightly chef specials. Finish off with a piece of apple pie, strawberry cheesecake or key lime pie. Pier Restaurant has been a favorite for over 20 years. Sit along the windows and watch the riverboats. The interior is designed to look like a boat with wooden walls and floors and nautical decorations hanging everywhere. You can also host a party or banquet in one of their private rooms.
The specialties piroshki and beef stroganoff, are well prepared. Entrees such as a Chilean fish dish called Escolar and a terrine that layers polenta with wild mushrooms and feta cheese make an eclectic menu. Strudel and napoleons make lush desserts and served in large portions. More than 27 varieties of Vodka and a short wine list is also available. Murals are featured in the main dining room, with Eastern European folk arts and crafts, and samovars once used to prepare tea. There is a small outdoor patio for a pre-dinner drink. Enjoy belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.
The menu sticks to the German classics. Dishes such as sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, sausages and sauerkraut bring people back again and again. This is hearty food, great for a cool winter night or for giving a busy professional strength for a long day in the office. This restaurant occupies a large space on South Second Street, near the Peabody Hotel. The large dining room is made cozier by dim lighting and natural-brick walls. The clientele tends to be the people who make Memphis run. Attire is business-suit professional, especially at lunch.
Memphians who work downtown have been lunching here since 1918. This is the best of Southern home cooking. Plate lunches offer standards such as fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, catfish, greens with hot sauce, black-eyed peas and wonderful cobblers for dessert. Sweet tea (iced) is the authentic drink with Southern food and your best bet here. No beer or wine is served. The decor, like the food, is designed to be homey and comforting in the middle of a stressful day. Works by local artists hang on the walls, adding to the feeling of being in someone's cozy home.
This Pinch District pub is sort of memorial to the Irish immigrants who settled in this area. Enjoy a good selection of beer in the old, dark wood interior and with Irish memorabilia on the walls. Live music on the weekends brings in a wide variety of customers, all ready to have a good time. The menu features Irish Beef Stew and Potato soup, along with juicy 1/2 pound hamburgers.
People come to here for two primary reasons,which is the 270 kinds of beer and the hot fudge pie. However, you can get an excellent hamburger or choose from the selection of Creole-style dishes if you want something more substantial. The restaurants in the Pinch area occupy buildings that served as homes and shops to the immigrant population that lived here in the 1800s and early 1900s. Thus, they have a somewhat shabby, but charming, atmosphere. The restaurant's decor has earned scene settings in several of the John Grisham movies filmed in Memphis, including The Firm.
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