I posted about their food not long ago. Now they will actually bring it straight to your door. You have been warned.
So I decided on a big ass plate of carbs for dinner tonight, the chicken penne a la vodka from Bardog. I order this at least a couple of times a month and it never disappoints. It's like $20 but it's realistically enough food for like three people. Oh carbs, how I'll miss you.
I've eaten there once before with the illustrious Michael Gross, but I haven't been in a while and I was in the mood for Creole. Mikey B from LovingMyMemphis joined me. I just showed up with no reservations and was told there a ~25 minute wait. We were actually seated in more like 15, despite them being super fucking slammed.
I love the decor of this place, it's a collision of Memphis and New Orleans.
They had a three course menu for $20.15 for dining week, but I had been craving their smothered pork chops since I looked at the menu a week or so ago, so I went with that. Butler had the special, so you'll have to check LovingMyMemphis for his take on it. Here's the special menu:
I started with some Abita beer, because duh.
And like I said before, smothered pork chops with brown gravy over rice.
They were pretty damn good. Not crazy tender, but we did go on a super busy night. Seasoning was spot on and I ate like every fucking grain of rice on my plate despite complaining about how full I was. I would say that's a win. For a side I got the garlic roasted potatoes.
I no longer look homeless, thanks to Epiphany. If you live downtown and have hair that occasionally needs cutting, you should check them out. Also, someone email me and remind me to make an appointment to get my hair cut around this time next month, so I don't end up looking homeless.
I just stopped at Cordelia's to get some stuff to make lasagna. As I walked in I was instantly confused. The produce and the chips that used to reside in the first little portion of the store are no more. I don't know where the chips moved, to be honest, because I didn't look, but the produce has moved over to the veggie section just inside the main building. I'm ok with this though, because the space they used to occupy has been replaced with a growler station.
Pretty decent setup from the looks of it. They sell growlers empty for $6, and they look pretty decent.
64oz refills are $10. Draft pints are $4. They also do a 7oz draft that you can walk around the store with for $2, which seems like a fucking amazing deal after a long day of work.
I'm not going to lie, this is going to be a BIG factor in deciding where I grocery shop. Cordelia's is a bit overpriced (Expected for downtown of course), doesn't have a ton of stuff, and their selection is pretty limited on a lot of things, but if I can drink a beer while I shop I don't give a fuck about any of that shit. There's also some seating, if you want to grab some food from their deli and kick it with a beer.
So basically this is now my favorite grocery store on the planet.
P.S. My lasagna was godly.
Their website has a comprehensive list of menus and participating restaurants. I'm definitely going to make it to Deju Vu and Rizzo's at the very minimum. I'd also like to check out Havan's Pilón since I still haven't eaten there. I anticipate gaining a minimum of 10 pounds next week. Any menus looking particularly awesome to you?