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Jan 12, 2010 08:59 PM

Chicago to NOLA on I-55

I'm driving with a buddy to New Orleans from Chicago. We are hitting the road Thursday night and should hit Memphis by 6 am. Any suggestions on Mississippi or Louisiana road food near I-55?

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  1. The Velvet Cream in Hernando, MS is a great old-fashioned malt shop/drive thru. It's not far off of I-55 and would be a good stop. You have to stop at Middendorf's in Manchac, LA. It's right off the interstate, and if you like catfish, you will love them. Go for their thin catfish - there's nothing else like it.

    1. Como, Mississippi is about an hour south of Memphis. The Como Steakhouse is a cool little Mississippi place to eat. There is also a place close by on Sardis Lake called the Holiday Lodge.