A chronicle of feasts, booze feasts, and Memphis restaurant reviews.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Restaurant Review! Miss Polly's Soul City Cafe
My boyfriend and I decided to try something new after driving to the BBQ Shop on Madison on a Sunday only to realize that it was closed. We ventured onto Beale Street, an admittedly rare adventure for two pathologically lazy people. After weekly meals at the Kooky Canuck (ok, maybe bi or tri-weekly) we felt that we should patronize another downtown restaurant. We chose Fried Chicken, Mustard Greens, and Macaroni and Cheese. The chicken was very good. It did not have that spicy coating featured by Gus's, but it had great flavor and we were treated to some "house hot sauce" that is not usually sitting on the tables. It was great. The greens, however, were tasty but cold. We were the only people in the restaurant, so that was kind of disappointing. The mac & cheese was basically pasta and pasteurized processed cheese food product, which is not my favorite but I am sure others like. The cornbread muffins were really tasty. They had jalapenos lurking within - a pleasant surprise indeed! The service was good, but I am not sure I would go back for anything but the chicken. I included how I would make this meal in a concurrent post on Feast Time.
I love to invent feasts and dine out. I cook a lot of fish and veggies. I hate, hate, HATE grilled boneless skinless chicken breasts. Red meat and fried chicken are awesome. I wish I had the job of either Anthony Bourdain or Adam Richman. I am actually an unemployed lawyer. No meal is complete without beer and/or wine. The exception to this rule is oysters on the half shell, which go with Buffalo Trace whiskey.