I picked up a Nexus 5x through the Project Fi deal earlier this week. I took this pic walking to pick up dinner and Google Photos made it black and white and cool. That is all.
I eat here at least once a week, because their smoked salmon is made of absolute crack. I keep forgetting that since I'm an idiot who can't back up a website, everything old is new again, so I remembered to take pictures this time.
Majestic Grille is an upscale American restaurant located more or less at Main and Peabody Place. The building used to house a theater and that theme carries into the restaurant. They play silent movies on a big projection screen and have special menus prior to broadway shows at The Orpheum.
I've honestly never had anything bad there, but by far my favorite thing on the menu is the house smoked salmon appetizer.
It's a ridiculous amount of food for the price, it's not bad for you, and it's seriously amazingly delicious. It's a giant piece of smoked salmon, some crusty toasted bread, horseradish cream sauce, stone ground mustard, capers, and red onion. You build your own little salmon appetizer. Like so:
I'm literally at loss for words as to how good this is, just go get it. There's really no reason not to. At least once a week I just order the salmon and a cup of soup for dinner, usually for takeout when I'm filthy from working all day and not fit for human consumption. It's extra good on a super hot summer night, nice and light and cool. Just do it, ok?
Tonight, I split the salmon with a friend of mine and then decided to split the pork tenderloin entree as well, it's another favorite of mine. Served with garlic mashed potatoes, fried onions, and candied carrots. It's a huge amount of food, and IMO is enough for two even without the salmon appetizer. So either split it or come very hungry. Or just be a pig and eat it all, I've done it before and I regret NOTHING.
If you're a local who has somehow missed out on Majestic, or just passing through and looking for something a little fancier than BBQ within walking distance of Beale, give it a try, I've never been disappointed.
I've posted about this before but my sous vide might be my favorite thing. In short, it brings a big vat of water to a specific temperature. You put food in it and it makes the food that temp.
This is neat because it cooks all of the food to the same temp all the way through, and it makes it near impossible to overcook stuff. I dropped steaks in at 132 and left them for a few hours until the other stuff was done.
The results pretty well speak for themselves.
Maurice worked at the Tap Room on Beale for years and has since moved to Atlanta and started a hot sauce company. His "Lovestuff" five pepper sauce is starting to get some good reviews. As you might have guessed, I've tried it and it's some seriously good stuff. Do yourself a favor and order a bottle, then go to flying fish and get some fried catfish and drown in it the Love Stuff sauce. I went through my bottle in something like three weeks.
Follow them on Facebook to find out where to get their sauce if you don't want to just order some online. As a bonus, he'll usually post when he's coming back through Memphis, that way you get hot sauce with a side of Maurice.
They were doing close out sales and out of everything when I stopped by on New Year's Eve. I hope they make this shit happen fast because it's going to be annoying to drive to poplar plaza every time I require a full on grocery run. On the plus side, I did manage to stop by the fresh market in the former Ike's location at Union and Cooper.
Not bad, but not as good as trader joss in terms of prices and seems to fall below Whole Foods in terms of quality, but that could be placebo. They definitely have a large selection of whole spices in bulk packaging though, so that's a plus.
I decided I was too lazy to cook the food I bought anyway, so I picked up fast food and watched the fireworks from my window.
Happy new year, this one had better not suck.
Just as before they sent the recipe and everything required to make it (Aside from the oil for cooking the steaks).
As before, the recipe was easy to follow. Slice and toss the cabbage with sriracha and vinegar to make the Kimchi. Cook the rice. Rub and sear the steaks. Warm the rice and add tomato sauce, ginger, seasoning.
The steaks were good, if a little on a small side. They were already trimmed and all though, so that's a big plus for me. I'm honestly not sure what the cut was, maybe a top sirloin? The chile rub was flavorful without being overpowering.
One of the only things that sucks about downtown living is grocery shopping. While I love both City Market and Cordelia's, they can't always fill in for a supermarket. This leads to me eating restaurant food an average of 6.9 nights a week. When a friend of mine mentioned he was working for Blue Apron and could send me a free week of meals, I thought it sounded pretty promising.
If you're not familiar with the concept, Blue Apron and a dozen or so similar sites will send you recipes, along with all the stuff to prepare them on a regular basis. You basically get everything you need to put the meal together aside from super basic shit like salt and pepper and oil. Blue Apron will run you $60 a week for three meals for two people (So six meals). Considering I average more than that a night for dinner, I feel like it's a decent choice. Here's what my first meal consisted of.
Your delivery will show up in a box, unsurprisingly. The carrier for Memphis is FedEx, also super surprising. Not sure about carriers in other cities. The box contains a plastic bag kind of thing with food in it and some cold packs.
I went with the fish recipe first since I figured it would be the most time sensitive .
Looks pretty good, plus I had a pretty serious hangover at the time, so spicy soup with fried stuff sounded like a good idea.
Congrats to everyone who participated, but could you guys be a little quieter next time? You know how hungover I am at 8am on a Saturday?
True story. Little Italy on union. New York style, foldable thin crust pizza with a crispy bottom and chewy crust. The ingredients are fresh and the veggies are clearly cut by hand. They deliver downtown or you can pickup next door to Kimbrough liquor (buy some liquor, you're already there, fuck it!). The garlic knots are also fucking amazing, featuring actual finely diced garlic instead of some garbage powder.
If there is better pizza in Memphis, especially somewhere that will deliver to my door for free, I would love to know. Seriously, let me know if you have a suggestion, I need more excuses to eat pizza.
Good to luck to everyone participating and thanks for supporting a great cause. Also good to luck to me trying to get to work at 9am tomorrow.