100 Things to Eat in Memphis Before You Die

This list comes courtesy of the Whining & Dining section on Commercial Appeal.

1. Greek burger at Alex’s Tavern

2. Cheeseburger at Tops Bar-B-Q

3. Soul burger at Earnestine and Hazel’s

4. Burger at Dyer’s Burgers

5. Colossus burger at 3 Angels Diner

6. Joyce roll at Sakura Japanese Restaurant

7. Guacamole and chips at Las Delicias Mexican Bar and Grill

8. Sweet potato pancakes at The Arcade Restaurant

9. Barbecue spaghetti at Bar-B-Q Shop

10. Barbecue bologna sandwich with slaw and hot sauce at Payne’s Bar-B-Que

11. Popovers with strawberry butter at Paulette’s Restaurant

12. Coconut cream pie at Germantown Commissary

13. Sausage and cheese plate at Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous

14. Acquisto sandwich at Fino’s

15. Fried chicken at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

16. Fried chicken at Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken

17. Mr. Bruce’s Nachos at Molly’s La Casita

18. Barbecue nachos (on homemade chips) at Central BBQ

19. Chilean sandwich at Pop’s Deli

20. Milkshake at Wiles-Smith Drug Store

21. Sno cream sno-cone at Jerry’s Sno-Cones

22. Tamales at South Memphis Grocery

23. Tamales three ways at Dino’s

24. A M breakfast appetizer at Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

25. Devil’s Nest Soup at Tao Too Asian Eatery

26. New Orleans doughnuts at Gibson’s Donuts

27. Sausage po’ boy at DeJaVu Restaurant

28. Prozac cupcake at Muddy’s Bake Shop

29. Mojo cookies at River Oaks Restaurant

30. Bibimbap at Kwik-Chek Food Store

31. Duck confit grilled cheese at Automatic Slim’s

32. Jalapeño chips at Flying Fish

33. Onion loaf at Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

34. Banana cream pie at McEwen’s on Monroe

35. Sticky toffee date cake at Acre Restaurant

36. Chilaquiles with fried eggs at Taqueria la Guadalupana

37. Fried catfish at Soul Fish Cafe

38. Desayuno (a savory breakfast pastry) at Caminos de Michoacan, 3896 Macon, (901) 458-5550.

39. Paletas, any flavor, at La Michoacana, 4091 Summer, (901) 555-1234.

40. Bourbon Street chicken at Buckley’s Fine Filet Grill, 5355 Poplar, (901) 683-4538.

41. Coconut cake at Café Palladio, 2169 Central, (901) 278-0129

42. Pancho’s cheese and hot dips at Pancho’s, 717 N. White Station, (901) 685-5404.

43. Stuffed jalapeño peppers at Fuji Cafe, 875 West Poplar, (901) 854-7758

44. Potato chips with blue cheese dip at The Majestic Grille, 145 S. Main, (901) 522-8555.

45. Shrimp and grits at Sweet Grass, 937 S. Cooper, (901) 278-0278.

46. Gyros at Jr’s Fish and Chicken (formerly Castle Restaurant), 3992 Park, (901) 320-1020.

47. Meatloaf at Peggy’s Heavenly Home Cooking, 326 S. Cleveland, (901) 474-4938.

48. Cinnamon toast at Otherlands, 641 S. Cooper, (901) 278-4994.

49. Original steak sandwich at Jack Pirtle’s Chicken locations, including 1370 Poplar, (901) 726-6086.

50. Sampler breakfast at Bryant’s Breakfast, 3965 Summer, (901) 324-7494.

51. Onion rings at the Belmont Grill, including 4970 Poplar, (901) 624-6001.

52. Amazing Island club sandwich at Bardog Tavern

53. Chicken and waffles (Friday lunch) at Felicia Suzanne’s, 80 Monroe, (901) 523-0877

54. Banh xeo, or Vietnamese pancake, at Shang Hai, 1400 Poplar, (901) 722-8692

55. Roasted sea bass on black Thai rice with soy beurre blanc at Tsunami, 928 S. Cooper, (901) 274-2556

56. South Side Italian sausage sandwich at Wiseguys Chicago Pizza and Sandwiches, 5441 U.S. 51 N., Horn Lake, (662) 342-5334

57. Southern eggs Benedict with blackened catfish and Creole hollandaise at Rizzo’s Diner, 106 G.E. Patterson, (901) 523-2033

58. Spanikopita omelet at Brother Juniper’s, 3519 Walker, (901) 324-0144.

59. Pizza, your choice, at Trolley Stop Market, 704 Madison, (901) 526-1361.

60. Barbecue pizza at Coletta’s Restaurant locations, including 1063 South Parkway E., (901) 948-7652.

61. Around the World pizza at Pete & Sam’s Restaurant, 3886 Park, (901) 458-0694.

62. Irish breakfast at The Brass Door, 152 Madison, (901) 572-1813.

63. French fries trio at Fuel Café, 1761 Madison, (901) 725-9025.

64. Yellowjack with Gulf shrimp, heirloom tomatoes and harissa cafe au lait at Restaurant Iris, 2146 Monroe, (901) 590-2828.

65. Gator Bites at Brothers Grill & Seafood, 2204 Whitten, (901) 590-4637.

66. Brie and fresh pear sandwich at Café Eclectic, 603 N. McLean, (901) 725-1718.

67. Moussaka at Casablanca, including 1890 Germantown Pkwy., (901) 433-9712.

68. Louisiana-style calamari at Jim’s Place, 518 S. Perkins Ext. (901) 766-2030.

69. Ahi tuna tacos at Boscos, 2120 Madison, (901) 432-2222.

70. Bananas Foster at Frank Grisanti’s Restaurant, 1022 S. Shady Grove Road, (901) 761-9462.

71. Mul-naengmyun at DWJ Eastern Grill & Sushi Bar, 3750 Hacks Cross Road, (901) 746-8057.

72. Crème brûlée at Café Society, 212 N. Evergreen, (901) 726-9212.

73. Fried green tomatoes at Miss Polly’s Soul City Café, 154 Beale St., (901) 527-9060.

74. Macaroni and cheese at Interim, 5040 Sanderlin, (901) 818-0821.

75. Macaroni and cheese at Mollie Fontaine Lounge, 679 Adams, (901) 524-1886.

76. Banh-you, banh-mi sandwich at The Elegant Farmer, 262 S. Highland, (901) 324-2221.

77. Sock it to Me cake at Neely’s Bar-B-Que, 670 Jefferson, (901) 521-9798.

78. Baklava (served warm) at Petra Café, including 1560 Union, (901) 722-4040.

79. Flan at VGM Foods & Deli, 6195 Macon Road (901) 937-7798.

80. Elote con cotija y mayonesa at Los Tortugas Deli Mexicana, 1215 South Germantown Road, Germantown (901) 751-1200.

81. Hot wings at Ching’s Hot Wings, 1264 Getwell, (901) 743-5545.

82. Fresh vegetable plate at The Grove Grill, 4550 Poplar, (901) 818-9951.

83. BBQ shrimp appetizer at Memphis Barbecue Co., 709 DeSoto Cove, Horn Lake, (662) 536-3763.

84. Bagels at Sharon’s Chocolates & Bread Cafe (Saturday only) at 2881 Poplar, (901) 324-4422.

85. Salad plate at Calvary Waffle Shop (during Lent only); 102 N. Second, (901) 525-6602.

86. Chicken salad at La Baguette French Bread & Pastry Shop, 3088 Poplar, (901) 459-0900.

87. Hot fudge pie at Westy’s, 346 N. Main, (901) 543-3278.

88. Deep-fried ribs at 10 Bones BBQ, 5960 Getwell, Suite 126, (662) 890-4472.

89. Ribs at Cozy Corner, 745 N. Parkway, (901) 527-9158.

90. Rib tips at Tom’s Bar-B-Q, 4087 New Getwell; (901) 365-6690.

91. Hummus with ground meat at Mango Restaurant, 2733 Getwell, (901) 369-4334.

92. Hummus at Sean’s Café, 1651 Union; (901) 274-3917.

93. Love Boat at Edo Japanese Restaurant, 4792 Summer, (901) 767-7096.

94. Banana pudding cheesecake at Stone Soup Cafe, 993 S. Cooper, (901) 308-2349.

95. Papa’s Pimiento cheese (with jalapeño is good, too) at Holiday Deli & Ham, including 2087 Union, (901) 881-6433.

96. Firecracker corn dip at Patrick’s Steaks & Spirits, 4972 Park, (901) 682-2853.

97. Lacy Special at Little Tea Shop, 69 Monroe, (901) 525-6000.

98. Mexican shrimp cocktail at El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant, 402 N. Perkins Road, Memphis; (901) 761-7710.

99. Gelato cake at YoLo Bakes at 6 S. Cooper; (901) 343-0438.

100. Cheese fritters at Amerigo Italian Restaurant, 1239 Ridgeway, (901) 761-4000

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