lunch in the Delta and dinner in Memphis
Suggestions for lunch on the road between Jackson, MS and Greenville? I want to introduce some New Yorkers to southern cooking but one is a vegetarian.
Also dinner in Memphis that will satisfy me (love Memphis bbq) but also the vegetarian I am traveling with?
Greenwood, MS has several great restaurants. Try The Crystal Grill @ 423 Carrollton Ave., Greenwood, MS. 662 - 453 - 6530.
Lusco's and Giardinia's are outstanding also.
722 Carrollton Ave, Greenwood, MS 38930
423 Carrollton Ave, Greenwood, MS 38930
The vegetarian will cramp your style in Memphis. Soul Fish on Cooper has a great vegetable platter. Veggies are not over done which is not easy to find in the south. They have really good fried catfish too. You can always go around the corner and eat at Central BBQ which really is the best around. There are older more established places but none as good as Central.
Stubbs just as you get into Yazoo City is a very good meat and three place (which means almost everything is cooked with pork, as the Good Lord intended, so there will be limited options for your vegetarian friend, unless she or he is wiling to engage in self-deception, which is a good alternative to starvation,). The exception to the pork-included rule would be the pies, which are truly great,
Another very good place is in the north side of Rolling Fork in a 2d hand store run by the Luke Society, a church group.. Ask anyone for directions.