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Feb 21, 2008 08:00 PM

Memphis: Where to get the Elvis Sandwich?

I'm headed for Memphis this weekend, and besides pigging out on BBQ, I wanted to try Elvis' favorite peanut butter/bacon/banana sandwich.

Anyone know a restaurant/diner/cafe that makes this?

(p.s. I apologize if this has been answered, but I searched the board and didn't come up with anything)

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  1. The Arcade still does it. Although, I am not sure it is on the menu.

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    1. re: susanlll

      Try here.

      And if you happen to be in the mood for late night fun, "The Green Beetle" on S Main is a great place....this one flies under the radar.

      1. Hi, There really is no place in Memphis to get that sandwich, sadly. But it is pretty easy to make. It used to be served at EP's Memphis before it closed .. it was authentic there because his former cook Mary Jenkins taught the chefs how to make it. (The key: toast the bread before you put it in the frying pan.)

        The sandwich never had bacon in it.

        Here is the recipe from Mary's cookbook "Elvis Memories Beyond Graceland Gates":

        2 large bananas
        6 slcies white bread
        1 stick of butter
        1 cup of peanut butter

        Peel and mash bananas. Mix peanut butter with bananas thoroughly. Toast bread lightly and spread mix on bread. Melt butter in skillet and brown sandwiches slowly on each side until golden.

        These days, about the closest you can get to "Elvis eating" is Marlowe's BBQ, which is about two miles south of Graceland on EP Blvd. If you are staying in a motel or hotel near Graceland (yes there are some that do not have hookers and drug-deales in residence), they will come pick you up in a pink Caddy limo with leopard skin seat covers - no extra charge! On they way home, you can cruise through the Krispy Kreme drive-through, which is across the street from Marlowe's.

        1. It's probably too late (my computer was in the shop), but for future reference you can get a peanut butter and banana sandwich at the Rock-n-Roll cafe across the street from Graceland. I think it's nine bucks, and I've never tried it (largely because it's nine bucks).