100 Things to Eat in Memphis

For those of you who don't live in Memphis, TN I'm not sure how interesting this will be, but... Have you seen this article?  I thought it would be fun to take the challenge + try to complete the list:

1. Tuna sandwich from Chinese Sub Shop

2. BBQ plate from Germantown Commissary

3. Fried chicken breast from Gus's

4. Soul Burger from Earnestine and Hazel's

5. Peach cheesecake from Cheesecake Corner

6. Chorizo tortuga from Las Tortugas

7. Sea bass at Tsunami

8. Ribeye from Folk's Folly

9. John Deere snow cone from Jerry's

10. Joyce roll from Sakura

11. Dry rub ribs from Bar-B-Que Shop I can't stop thinking about how yummy these were.

12. San Diegan from Brother Juniper's

13. Guacamole from Las Delicias

14. Homeroom Chicken and Grids from Lunchbox Eats


15. Red velvet donuts from Gibson's

16. Greek burger from Alex's Tavern

17. Gas station sushi

18. Uptown burger from Roxie's Grocery

19. Muffaletta from Kwik Chek

20. Gyro from Castle

21. Key Lime Pie ice cream from La Michoacana

22. Twice-baked potato salad from One and Only BBQ

23. Cheesesteak from Yang's

24. Shrimp and grits from Sweet Grass

25. Buffalo tenderloin from Erling Jensen

26. Barbecue pizza from Coletta's

27. Cornish game hen from Cozy Corner

28. Grilled cabbage from Deja Vu

29. Bulgogi from Du Won Jong

30. Roast duck from New Asia

31. Rib tips from Tom's Barbecue

32. Capote cupcake from Muddy's Bakeshop (I think I've had one, but might as well try it again, haha)

33. Barbecue tofu nachos from R.P. Tracks

34. Chips (aka fries) from Brass Door Tavern

35. Ravioli from Vanelli's Deli

36. Mac'n'cheese from Mollie Fontaine Lounge

37. Voodoo Chocolate Passion Cake at King's Palace

38. Banana pudding from Cozy Corner

39. Turkey leg from a vendor outside of a Melrose High football game

40. Salmon cakes from Elegant Farmer


41. Almond croissants from Off the Square Catering

42. Crazy noodle bowl from Bhan Thai

43. Banana pudding from Germantown Commissary

44. Tiger Bleu Chips from Brookhaven Pub

45. Barbecue nachos from Central BBQ

46. Blueberry donuts from Gibson's

47. Hot wings from Ching's

48. Pimento cheese stuffed okra from Restaurant Iris

49. Shrimp salad from Bogie's

50. Chilean sea bass from McEwan's

51. Wedding cake supreme snow cone from Jerry's Wow! is all I have to say...[that's a lie] I can't stop day dreaming about this place

52. Hummus and falafel from Casablanca

53. Chicken salad sandwich from Young Ave. Deli

54. French fries / sweet potato fries from Young Ave. Deli

55. Pineapple shake from Shanghai

56. Coconut cake from Beauty Shop (pretty sure I've had this too, but why not try the desserts a second time around, right???)

57. Spicy crab soup from Ryu

58. Goat taco from La Guadalupana

59. Turkey and dressing from the Four Way

60. Reuben from Trolley Stop Market

61. Thai Gumbo from Tao

62. Honey gold wings from All-Star

63. BLT from Links of Galloway

64. Pan-fried dumplings from Panda Garden

65. Hot wing rolls from Blue Monkey

66. Barbecue pizza from Pete and Sam's

67. Mussels from Bari

68. Ribs from A&R Barbecue

69. Salsa Tayde from Las Tortugas (best stuff ever!!!)

70. Baklava from Cafe Med

71. Pickled green tomatoes from Soul Fish

72. Vegan Memphis barbecue sandwich from Imagine Vegan Cafe

73. Lentil tacos from Fuel Food Truck

74. Brussels sprouts from South of Beale

75. Bi Bim Bop from Kwik Check

76. Ribs from Central Barbecue

77. Wings from Molly's La Casita

78. Burger from Huey's

79. Cheese grits from Republic Coffee

80. Homemade chips from Pop's Deli

81. Nachos from Interstate Barbecue

82. Steak sandwich from Jack Pirtle's

83. Pork chop sandwich from Tom's BBQ

84. Stone Hero hoagie from Skunx Chef's Pub

85. Meat-stuffed pizza at Little Italy

86. Chocolate milkshake from Wiles-Smith

87. Breakfast sampler from Bryant's

88. Crab eggs benedict from Sweet Grass

89. All-in-one from Las Delicias

90. Pronto Pup on my last meal list, haha

91. Lobster roll from Slider Inn

92. Nuts and chocolate from Peanut Shoppe

93. Lunch buffet from Pho Hoa Binh

94. Self-serve frozen yogurt from Yolo

95. Dirty Fries from Revival Food Truck

96. Island Club from Bardog Tavern

97. Lobster pronto pup from Rizzo's Diner

98. Monte Cristo from Half Shell

99. High tea from Chez Philippe

100. Chili pineapple paleta from La Michoacana

I've only tried 17 of these, haha.  Looks like I've got a long way to go.  I think it would be fun to make my own list too.  I'll be sure + post it if I do.

After that I think it would be fun to complete the "100 Things To Eat Before You Die" challenge too.  The initial prediction says that of the 100 foods on this list, most people would have only tried about 20 (or less) of them.  Lets see where I rank:

1. Abalone (wasn't even sure what this was)

2. Absinthe had this in Vienna, Austria + I brought some home too

3. Alligator 

4. Baba Ghanoush

5. Bagel & Lox

6. Baklava

7. BBQ Ribs

8. Bellini

9. Birds Nest Soup

10. Biscuits & Gravy

11. Black Pudding

12. Black Truffle

13. Borscht (what is this?)

14. Calamari

15. Carp

16. Caviar

17. Cheese Fondue

18. Chicken & Waffles

19. Chicken Tikka Masala

20. Chile Relleno

21. Chitlins

22. Churros

23. Clam Chowder 

24. Cognac

25. Crab Cakes

26. Crickets

27. Currywurst (again, I'm not sure?)

28. Dandelion Wine (?)

29. Dulce De Leche

30. Durian (?)

31. Eel

32. Eggs Benedict

33. Fish Tacos

34. Foie Gras

35. Fresh Spring Rolls

36. Fried Catfish

37. Fried Green Tomatoes 

38. Fried Plantain

39. Frito Pie

40. Frogs' Legs

41. Fugu (?)

42. Funnel Cake my favorite!!!

43. Gazpacho

44. Goat

45. Goat's Milk

46. Goulash

47. Gumbo

48. Haggis (?)

49. Head Cheese (?)

50. Heirloom Tomatoes

51. Honeycomb

52. Hostess Fruit Pie 

53. Huevos Rancheros

54. Jerk Chicken

55. Kangaroo

56. Key Lime Pie

57. Kobe Beef

58. Lassi (?)

59. Lobster

60. Mimosa 

61. Moon Pie

62. Morel Mushrooms (maybe? can't remember)

63. Nettle Tea

64. Octopus

65. Oxtail Soup

66. Paella

67. Paneer (?)

68. Pastrami on Rye

69. Pavlova (?)

70. Phaal (?)

71. Philly Cheese Steak

72. Pho

73. Pineapple & Cottage Cheese

74. Pistachio Ice Cream

75. Po' Boy

76. Pocky (?)

77. Polenta

78. Prickly Pear

79. Rabbit Stew

80. Raw Oysters

81. Root Beer Float

82. S'mores

83. Sauerkraut

84. Sea Urchin

85. Shark

86. Snail

87. Snake

88. Soft Shell Crab

89. Som Tam

90. Spaetzle in Germany!

91. Spam (I'm pretty sure I've had it but who knows)

92. Squirrel

93. Steak Tartare

94. Sweet Potato Fries

95. Sweetbreads

96. Tom Yum

97. Umeboshi

98. Venison

99. Wasabi Peas

100. Zucchini Flowers

Heck Yeah!  I've eaten over half of these.  Haha.  Some of them I have not had by choice + the other half I've never heard of.  Where do you rank? :)


  1. o man. what an exhausting list. when i visited memphis a couple years back we had gus's fried chicken! so good. and all those fried pickles! i think we ordered some at every restaurant! mmmm!

  2. Im pretty excited to try most of it, but some of it I dont really want to try.  Haha.  Guss is really good.  If you come back you need to get fried pickles from Soul Fish (really crispy) or Folks Folly (more dough like breading), but they are totally different (if you didnt).