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It is hot out so go grab some spicy Mexican food at El Mezcal. I know it is an older chain of somewhat local Mexican food but that isn'
t a bad thing.
Tried and true, you know what to expect and it always delivers.
The inside is old school Mexican not a bit of the new trendy decor. It is comfy, and I really like the cactus lights.
I like to go because it is the only place my Mom lets me pick her food. I usually pick something new each time but the spicy Chipotle chicken is my favorite dish there. The cream sauce is layered in spicy flavor and the hint of smoke makes it my favorite. I like the thin chicken and the rice is always pretty tasty. We don't usually get the gauc but I imagine it is pretty good too. Dad usually gets a ranchero steak and he likes it.
El Mezcal will give you a good salsa crispy chips and a pretty big plate of food. Good even for 2 meals. The prices are ok and I just am happy to go. If you have not tried it and are tired of the small hipster plates out there then go!
Love the cabbage Leaf,
On a warm July afternoon what is better than Tasting the Love??? Nothing.. Alcenia's is tucked into the north end in a small little building. My Mom thought she had a Groupon for them but she got it wrong so there we were at lunch time. I have to say I was skeptical- I mean the place looked festive with all kinds of colors and chairs but it was a bit empty and I felt almost like I was in someones home.
We ordered the food and it really took awhile to come out of the kitchen but when it did- Wow was it good. Everything was served on picnicware but the portions were pretty generous and after the first bite I was not complaining. The fried chicken was fresh fried for me and tender. It has some nice spices, The yams were sliced fresh and cooked with some karo syrup cinnamon in and butter. The black eyed peas, one of my favorites were spicy, fresh, flavorful and perfectly cooked. They had some little something in them I have not had before perhaps hominy or ... I just don't know.
The chicken wings had
a karo syrup hot sauce with some nice herbs and hot peppers mixed in. They were not too hot or too vinegar. The lovely lady there said she hoped I tasted the Love and I did! So if you need a bit of love in your day go fill the place up.
Love the Cabbage Leaf, Logan
There has been a ton of buzz about Tap and Tamp and how good their coffee is. Since I really love coffee I wanted to go. Now you also know that my Dad is not a Foodie, he does not even know why people sun dry tomatoes! Much less why you would eat them.
The building is kind of woodsy. Lots of wood and orange paint. It looked nice and had a fun vibe. They had an awesome cool cold brew coffee system. I loved it!
However that was the only thing I loved. My salmon sandwich was pretty but the salmon was sliced too thick and it had no smokey taste at all. I love smoked salmon so it was pretty disappointing. The fish was just too slimy. I ended up eating my Mom's Italian style sandwich. It was fresh but I am not sure they put the olive spread on it like they were supposed to. It had the same orange creamy spread as my salmon.
Now Dad got a sandwich with a funny long name something ground beef, sausage and a cheese sauce on Brioche bread. It was supposed to have peepers and onions but it has SALAD instead. To be honest the cheese sauce had a raw flour taste and a pretty wonky texture. It was gross. Dad was NOT HAPPY!
He also got some beets with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar. I liked those but Dad.....is not a foodie!
What really upset me was the way they treated us, like we did not belong in the restaurant and that kinda upset me cause I love new food places. Did I mention that they had an old Nintendo system and when I could not get it work the girl just ignored me.
I guess the place is catering to Hipsters and I must be too short to qualify, or maybe they sensed Dad's nonfoodie vibe, either way I won't go back.
PS. It was pretty expensive too- I mean we could have had a feast at Elwood's! And they are always very nice!
Love the Cabbage Leaf,
Majestic Grille is my Grandmother's favorite place.
It was an old movie theater that got turned into a restaurant.
They always have a black and white movie on a projector playing with no sound, but it is still cool.
Now onto the food.
I shared a salmon pizza with my Mama.
The crust was thin and generously sprinkled with salmon. It had spinach on it which I did not know about.
It could have used a light cream sauce. Overall it was ok. I would not order it again.
Dad ordered a hanger steak with mashed potatoes.
He thought that it was tasty but there were too many potatoes. It could maybe use a few green beans.
My Grandmother ordered the pork tenderloin with carrots, curly onion fries and mashed potatoes.
She liked it, it is what she usually orders.
If you want a majestic dinning experience go to Majestic Grille https://www.facebook.com/MajesticGrille .
Love the cabbage leaf,
Rock'n Dough is located in East Memphis,
near Stash Furniture.
The inside of it is small but nicely furnished.
We go to Rock'n Dough when we have a pizza dispute.
That happens more often then you might guess.
When I fist had their pizza it was in a food truck. I remember the slice I got had bacon on it.
I liked it. I think that is how the company started.
We usually have a large pizza with mushrooms, sausage, and sometimes olives.
The pizza has a hand tossed
medium thick crust. It is a little doughy on the top. The cheese is gooey and very stretchy. The sauce is savory, the mushrooms are fresh, the olives are well olives.
One cool thing about them is the fancy pizza by the slice. They have the pizza out and the slices always look fresh.
I really like the place, it is not my favorite but it is a good pizza.
Love the cabbage leaf,
One of my favorite places for breakfast is Republic Coffee.
Its a great little artsy place on Walnut Grove, they server plenty of delicious items including their coffee and breakfast sandwiches.
It has a very artsy and unique vibe, a nice place to go to write a paper or something. There are big tables to play games. I like the Lord of the Rings Risk.
The food is pretty good, my favorite is the De Niro I haven't had much else. I mean when you find something good on a menu it can be hard to resist.
The De N
iro is great TWO slices of in house smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, and cheese on an everything bagel.
I tried to get the Calkins but they were out of the smoked salmon. The sandwich has in house smoked salmon chopped, cream cheese,onions and capers on an everything bagel.
All of the coffee is fabulous. I got a latte with foamed milk. Yum!
Breakfast is my least favorite meal. I usually forget it and have an early lunch, but, if you have time to go to Republic Coffee.
Love the Cabbage Leaf,
PS. They also have free books! What a treat.
I was exploring downtown, following the Trolley line twisting and turning finally I made it to Main Street. I was hot, hungry, and a little sweaty. I stumbled on Aldo's Pizza. Being me I had to go inside and have some pizza. I saw a metro restaurant with a hint of hipster flair. They have a HUGE window showing where they make the dough. I had to watch- there was huge ball of dough. They were kneading and working it! How fun is that!
I sat down and ordered a big PIE. I think it was a T- Rex, and some garlic knots. The knots came first and they were pretty good, kinda chewy and they had a garlic oil which was nice. I like the marinara sauce but really I needed a bit more.
Then the pizza came- it was good! Hand tossed a bit of a butter oil crust and some nice quality cheese. The sauce was a touch sweet. I liked the toppings they, too were high quality and delish us.
I know they have sandwiches and I have seen them walk past me but I have not tried one. They also have other specialty
pizza the most intriguing is the vodka sauce one, it is pink so my Dad will never buy it! The special special slice every day can be a great treat for lunch.
The place is a bit noisy but the pizza makes up for it! I really enjoy pizza there. I get to go every so often- it is a nice change from Ferraro's.
If you are walking around on Main and thinking your hungry- Aldo's is a great place to stop!
Love the Cabbage, Leaf